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28 September 2010 Last updated at 06:27 ET By Andrew McFarlane BBC News Magazine
The great Trans Siberian Railway, the pride of Russia, goes across two continents, 12 regions and 87 cities.
Some of the most famous historical sites would be just another old house or pile of rubble if you didn't have any background information about their significance. Tourists have always had options for educating themselves about what they're looking at. They can read relevant books beforehand, they can hire a tour guide, or, if everyone in the group has the patience, they can take the time to read every plaque and sign on the premises.
The tourism industry can be a major source of revenue for a country and in some cases, it can even be its main source or revenue. That’s one of the main reasons why web design for this field plays such a vital role in promoting and attracting potential tourists from other parts of the world. In this post, we’re showcasing some great official tourism websites from various countries and cities around the world.