6 Fun Travel Facts
How common are plane crashes? Which city is the most expensive for those on vacation? And just how tall is the Eiffel Tower? If you find yourself asking questions like these, please stayed tuned. The below 6 facts about travel will surprise, excite and maybe even astonish you.
Iceland Has More Tourists Than Citizens
Iceland, a tiny island nation located in Northern Europe, has become very popular with tourists in recent years. Around the year 2000, the number of people coming to the island for vacation surpassed its resident count. By 2017, there were more than 3 tourists for every island local.
How Tall Does the Eiffel Tower Stand?
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and draws millions of tourists each year. Built in 1887, the Eiffel Tower stands 1,063 feet from top to bottom and many people travel to France each year just to walk up its 1,710 steps.
Amsterdam is the Most Expensive European City for Travelers
While you may think that visiting Big Ben in London or the Eiffel Tower in Paris will set you back the most amount of money, it’s actually the capital city of the Netherlands that takes the top spot for the most expensive city in Europe. Experts estimate that tourists pay over $650 for a 2-night stay in this charming city, and this figure does not include airfare!
Italy Has the Most UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Barely hedging out China, Italy is the winner when it comes to having the most sites that are deemed as historically, culturally and scientifically important by UNESCO. From the ruins of Pompeii to the beautiful center of Rome to the glittering Amalfi Coast, Italy has plenty of sites for travelers to enjoy.
Plane Crashes and Hijackings are Very Uncommon
Because of better technology and stricter laws, plane crashes are becoming increasingly uncommon. Even if it seems that plane crashes are becoming more prominent in the media, traveling by plane is considered the safest way to travel.
Plane hijackings, once common in the 1960s, are very rare today. In fact, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than be involved in a hijacking event.
United Arab Emirates Has the World’s Most Powerful Passport
If you are a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, a tiny island nation in the Middle East, you are in luck. You can travel to 167 countries without a visa. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags for your next vacation!