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Leisure destinations within theEuropean travel market
Transcript of Leisure destinations within theEuropean travel market
Europe is the world's number 1 destination for international travel.
More than 582 million international tourist arrivals in 2014. This was more than 52% of all trips around the world.
Leisure destinations within the European travel market
How many countries are there in continental Europe?
Europe has 6 of the top ten tourist destinations in the world in terms of visitor numbers.
Any ideas which countries these are ?
France, Spain, Italy, UK, Germany
Some European countries, such as Spain,
Greece, Malta and Cyprus, rely very heavily on tourism
for their economic prosperity
Tourism generated nearly 383 billion Euros across
Europe in 2014.
Tourism in the EU supports some 17 million jobs in the sector and is the third largest economic activity in the EU.
OK.....So let's test your knowledge of famous European tourist destinations. See if you can recognise these well known places .......
And finally !........where is this ?
Construction started in 1173
Pisa is a Greek word meaning "Marsh Land" !
297 steps up the tower
Venice dates back over 1,500 years
It was formed when people fleeing barbarian invasion started living in marsh land.
Buildings are supported by wooden piles.
The Venice Republic was the biggest power of the Mediterranean during 1300's-1500's
Very popular tourist destination.
Barcelona - Facts
2nd largest city in Spain.
Drivers in Barcelona are considered among the worst in the world, with accidents occurring in the city every 19 seconds !
Las Ramblas is a 2 km long boulevard where it is customary to walk and take in the sights of the street artists, enjoy a cup of coffee or buy flowers.
Rome - Facts
Rome dates back to possibly 625 B.C
Home to the Vatican.
Home to the famous Roman Colesseum
Previous photo is of the Roman Forum (A Roman meeting place)
Athens - Facts
One of the oldest cities in the World: its origins date back to 3000 BC.
The first Olympic games were held in Athens in 776 BC.
Acropolis: its name comes from the word “Acro” meaning “high” and “polis” meaning “city”. It refers to the sacred hill where ancient Greeks built many temples honoring their gods
Copenhagen was founded in 1167 and has been Denmark's capital since 1417.
55 % of all Copenhageners commute daily by bike.
Copenhagen area offers 84 hotels with 13,318 rooms.
Image is Arc de Triumph.
Things to do in Paris -
Boat Tour of the Seine River
Sacre Coeur and Montmartre.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Average temperatures in January about -0.2 °C and average summer temperatures of around 12-13 °C with highs occasionally reaching 25 °C.
Iceland has very short winter days and long summer days.
The Northern Lights
Caused when particles from space hit the earths atmosphere.
Can be seen only in the far northern hemisphere like northern Norway, Iceland and northern Canada.
A big tourist attraction. Several cruise ships advertise cruises to see them. Hurtigruten Cruises offer Northern Lights cruises.
Magaluf - Majorca
Popular beach resort, especially with 18-30
Buzzing atmosphere with a sizzling nightlife.
Lots of hotels and self catering apartments.
Aiguille du Midi
The Aiguille du Midi is a 3842m peak in the Mont Blanc massif of the French Alps. This is the closest you can get to the summit of Mont-Blanc without hiking or climbing.
The Aiguille du Midi is the highest mountain peak served by an aerial lift system! The Aiguille du Midi is an extremely popular attraction with nearly half a million visitors per year.
It's arguably the most scenic Swiss train ride train of all. A ride on the Bernina Express is a 4-hour, 144 km (90 mile) journey between icy Switzerland and sunny Italy, though 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, with Alpine gradients as steep as 1 in 7, on a railway built in 1896-1904 and now declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.