Science changes travel. It is true. For decades now scientists from different backgrounds are creating new experiences. That is only good news for travelers enjoying adventures.
Yet the change is not about the scenery. Landscapes and mountains are staying the same. Still, we are enjoying beaches and underwater experiences.
What has changed are experiences. Scientists are changing the world, but how we ‘see’ the world. Therefore they are creating new adventures for us to explore.
Adventure tourism on demand
Adventure tourism is getting more and more appealing to travelers. Because the idea of just laying on the beach is getting monotonic, many travels to explore.
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, adventure tourism is on demand. Every year more and more travelers are interested in adventures.
Hence hiking and cycling are becoming the most popular activities. However, skiing is still the leading activity. Lastly, surfing is also one of the four activities that travelers choose to do.
Science changes travel in geotourism
Geo-scientists worked together to create a type of tourism aiming for the protection of geological heritage. Hence it is niche tourism where someone can travel to caves, volcanoes, and glaciers.
So geotourism is a type of tourism where the travelers can discover the geological and geographical character of a destination.
Therefore geoscientists collaborated with tourism industries and governments to establish the geoparks. So these large areas of land (and sometimes sea) are created to protect them but most interesting for us to visit.
Moreover, geoparks are organizing tours and activities fill with excitement featuring another world. Therefore travelers can become a geologist with a visit and experience the wonders of Earth. Hence science changes travel.