History has unraveled itself in many beautiful ways over a period of time. We have acquired so much from our history, be it in the terms of culture, artifacts, monuments, ancestors, stories and so much more. Our history is what defines where we stand today, and how we have come this far.
In this article, we will talk about one such element of our precious, well-preserved history, which entails not only what all we have achieved but, also where can we go with this. We are talking about none other our Archaeology Tourism.
So what exactly is this Archaeology Tourism? We will discuss it in the words to come.
Archaeology Tourism is a branch of the tourism industry that deals with the cultural nexus and the restoration and visitation of historical sites and stops. In this, travelers come to visit the ancient, historically preserved monuments and locations of desire. Travelers satiate their thirst for knowledge, historical significance, and beauty of these divine artifacts that have been preserved over time.
But you know what is the beauty of this branch of tourism?
Each artifact comes with a story of its own. It is being defined by its own beauty, culture, respect, and background. Due to this reason, Archaeology Tourism has been educating the people and tourists about the heritage that has been preserved in those ancient rocks and stones. Now, the people on the other side could either be tourists, students, or even students.
Usually, it is the government that takes responsibility and initiative to boost the archaeological tourism of a particular destination. In the areas where antiquities are marked by the government, it is done with the intention of boosting tourism, educating people about their cultural heritage, its significance, and value. Such powerful initiatives bring in money and fame and support the economic pillars of the country. Archeological tourism enables the government to generate funds, not only via visitations but also through the medium of travel. Yes, the tourists spend money on transportation services such as roadway toll taxes, airfares, train fares, bus fares, food, accommodation, services, shopping, purchases of souvenirs, and much more. The government is also able to earn pretty well through the medium of tax impositions on all these offerings and services.
Moving further, let us clear your concerns about what all could be included in archeological tourism. So, to be honest, this is term is not just restricted to old artifacts, and museums. LOL! No way. It is so much more. Wait, way much more!!
Archeological tourism includes several dimensions such as restored monuments, ancient artifacts, museums, excavations sites, simulations of the sites that no longer exist.
Till now, we have discussed some major strongholds of archeological tourism, but now let us discuss the prominent drawbacks of the same. Archeological tourism holds a drawback of destruction to the ancient property.
Not clear? Okay, listen up.
The constituents of this tourism are usually old and ancestral. The historical sites face the threat of destruction due to the hoards of tourists coming all over the place. The government and committees have imposed several rules and regulations, but still, some form of destruction or harm keeps on happening as time goes by. For example, we have seen several people writing names of their loves on the historic monuments, or because tourists are visiting space in huge numbers, therefore the artifacts could also face some erosion and daily wear and tear.
It stands on the word of authorities and government, that if the tourism fetched from a particular site is much more worthy than the erosion & depreciation it has to face. If it is the case, tourism is enabled for that given site with due precautionary measures. So, that was our take on this concept, hope you liked it.