Tourism Makes the World Go 'Round

By Joy Neighbors
Today is World Tourism Day - a day set aside to emphasize the importance of tourism along with culture, political, economic and social values experienced around the world. Each World Tourism Day has a special theme and this year’s is “Tourism for All.”
The date of September 27th was established in 1980 by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and is celebrated globally each year. The selection of the event to be held in late September is appropriate because it comes at the end of the tourist season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the tourist season in the southern hemisphere.
Tourism ranks fourth, worldwide, in the export category, right behind fuels, chemicals and automotive products. In 1950, 25 million people traveled internationally. By 2012, that number had reached one billion travelers and is projected to hit 1.8 billion by 2030.
Whether you’re a tourist or a tourism business, it's no surprise that tourism is big! Tourism allows people to travel to places they’ve always dreamed of and to stay in locations they’ve always wanted to see.
West Baden Springs Hotel
French Lick Springs Hotel
If French Lick Resort is on your bucket list, there’s no better time than now to come and experience Indiana’s autumnal beauty, soak up our luxurious atmosphere, dine in elegance and sophistication, and rendezvous at two of the most historic and beautiful grand hotels in the country. Our dedicated staff will make your trip memorable and you’ll discover old-world luxury, modern comforts and Midwestern charm reside here.
If you’ve been to the resort before, we gladly welcome you back with old favorites and new surprises. Either way, plan now to enjoy our autumn splendor on a hiking trail, a hayride or on horseback. Wanting to experience life at a slower pace? Rock the quiet hours away on one of our spacious verandas as the autumn leaves drift down. One visit and you’ll understand why autumn is exceptional at French Lick Resort.