The earliest form of leisure tourism can be traced as far back as the Babylonian and Egyptian empires. A museum of historic antiquities was open to the public in Babylon. The Egyptians held many religious festivals that attracted the devout and many people who thronged to cities to see famous works of arts and buildings. For some reason, we fail to see hotels as a tourist attraction, which is extremely unfair. If you think about it, hotels are the place where most of the tourists spend the majority of their time. Taj Mahal is one of the most frequented Indian attraction that has secured its position twice in Seven Wonders of World.
Thanks to the internet and other modern day facilities, people, even when on tours, tend to spend most of their time indoors playing with their gadgets or just getting some rest. The world has changed drastically, even in hotels. Previously, the best a hotel could achieve was 5-stars but the stakes have risen and now the top class hotels can extend their status to 7-stars. Let’s take some time out and pay homage to some of the greatest modern day hotels, good enough to be the sole reason for attracting tourists all over the world.
One of the coolest hotels in our books is the Propeller Island City Lodge. If you are looking to visit Germany, you should not miss the opportunity to stay at this magnificent hotel. Designed by a famous artist, this hotel is stuffed full of rooms based on various different themes. You can choose to stay in an upside down room, where all the furniture is conveniently stuck on the ceiling. Don’t despair, you won’t be expected to sleep on the ceiling bed, there’s a trapdoor on the floor leading to your sleeping equipment. Another popular room is the flying room where the bed actually levitates.
In the modern times, the way people spend their vacations has undergone a great change. People like to spend good times with family and friend while at the same time exploring various tourist places across the globe.If you’re looking to live in a fairytale atmosphere, look no further! The Magic Mountain hotel is all you can want from a serene countryside hotel and then some! The hotels based on a mountain that occurs in a fairytale. The mountain is supposed to have magical powers and can grant wishes. This hotel is awesome simply because a waterfalls flows from its top! Magical powers or not, there’s no denying the absolute splendor and beauty one feels living in a waterfall! This hotel focuses more on nature rather that technology and after you’ve stayed there for a while, you’ll feel your bond with nature has gotten stronger.
The great white north has a lot of things in excess; hospitality, ice hockey and snow! Present in Canada, Hotel de Glase attracts million of tourists across the globe every year. The name might lead you to think that the hotel is made of glass but it’s not, its constructed completely out of ice and snow! Can you imagine, Canada is one of the coldest countries and to live in a hotel made out of Ice? There are some pretty cool facts about this place, for example, this hotel doesn’t have a permanent structure. Its open to guests seasonally and in between these seasons, the owners and creating artists do a complete remodeling and redesigning of the hotel’s structure. Hotel de Glase also hosts one of the most popular wedding chapels in the world. So the next time you’re planning on going on a vacation, remember that sometimes the hotel you stay in can be the attraction of your tour!
If you are planning a short trip, consider going to Blackpool and spend these days at the beach. The weather is bright and dry, hence the waters should not be as cold as other months. It’s nearing summer so you should have a fun-filled experience with everyone. Blackpool is actually one of UK’s favourite past time, so spend quality time with family, friends and colleagues. Blackpool Seaside: It is a long stretch of sandy beaches with three piers of different attractions.