The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes.”
Tourism is basically referred as travelling for basically recreational or other purposes. People love travelling and enjoy touring different places especially in holidays.
Tourism and Economy
Tourism is a major source of income for many countries and plays a very important role in country’s economy. Recreation and tourism actually comes under the umbrella of leisure. According to a futurologist Herman Kahn who predicted in 1967 that leisure would be the biggest sector of economy in 2000.
Finding Perfect Destination for Holidays
In the hectic routine of daily life everyone wants a break so for this purpose, they plan holidays and explore different places for the sake of relaxation and enjoyment. People love to visit and enjoy different cultural and modern places, landscapes, coasts, rivers, forest and mountain to make their holidays memorable. Beside all these one of most popular tourism in European countries is countryside tourism.
The countryside life is the best alternative to the daily hectic life where you can feel relaxed and very near to nature gives soothing and calm effects. At country side you can also find tremendous cottages where you can feel relaxed from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy nature closely and deeply by different activities like swimming, fishing, riding and exploring different areas. Increasing tourism at countryside develop new socioeconomic development there.
Effects of Rural Tourism on Economy
Rural tourism is forth most favorite holiday destination in European countries. It takes a major part in the economy as contain about 10 to 15% of the whole European tourism. Countryside tourism basically aims to provide opportunity to enjoy nature as well as beautiful landscapes, farms, lakes, group of trees and many more.
Europe’s Real Asset
Europe’s magnificent, tremendous and beautiful countryside, lakes and mountains make wonderful and extraordinary holidays. It’s perfect for families who want to spend quality time together and want some spice of adventure too.
As the travel industry gradually develops towards a natural and peaceful environment, the countryside and its simple, serene and calm lifestyle are now revived again. Many of Europe’s tourists usually choose big magnificent cities to visit but there are also a large number of people who still want to enjoy the simple and calm life of village and to explore nature as countryside are one of Europe’s biggest assets.
No Comparison of Real Joy
There is no comparison of spending some quality time in the very peaceful environment of country side. There are no words for the joy of letting you indulge by the distinct whiff of freshly cut grass, home-made bread and allowing yourself to see nothing but trees and blue sky at the sphere. The scenes of freshly blossom trees, purity all around and a chance to explore nature very closely, this is nothing but a total package of joy, enjoyment and relaxation.