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We are looking for a passionate developer who has good experience in Advanced PHP and WordPress development. We are fast growing  web development company in Coimbatore.

  • Job Type: Full-time

  • Required education: Bachelor’s Degree

  • Required experience: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, WordPress, MVC Frameworks and JS

  • JS Frameworks: 4 years (Required)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Minimum of 5 website or web apps experience in Laravel / MVC, PHP frameworks
  • Strong fundamentals in PHP, Laravel Frameworks and WordPress architecture
  • Experience with custom application development
  • Experience with custom plugin, extension development
  • Strong experience in custom WordPress theme development
  • Experience with REST API, API integration and custom API development
  • Exposure to work in Popular Travel, Real estate and Education web applications
  • Exposure to Node JS, Angular JS, React JS, Backbone JS, WebPack

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We are an equivalent opportunity employer. The candidate who has the above qualities and eligibility will get the remuneration above the market demands. If you are running a blog, please share your blog URL.

Employment Benefits

  • Weekend Off
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  • International client projects
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1973 – 2019: A Complete Evolution of Mobile and Mobile Apps

Are you wondering what people are doing with their mobile phones? Well, 90% of the time is spent on mobile apps.

We use apps to chat with friends, order food, purchase clothes, pay taxes and for lots of other stuff. On the whole, mobile applications have become an essential part of our life.

So, have you noticed the evolution of mobiles and mobile apps or is it just us?

Today, we are going to talk about the history of mobiles and mobile applications and try to understand how they became the center of our attention in a short period of time.

1973

Martin Cooper invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone

1976

Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne

1979

Japan launched the first automated cellular network which was available for cars. It is now called as 1G

1983

Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was the first commercially available cell phone

1989

EPOC, a mobile operating system developed by Psion was released

1991

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) phone launched 2G digital cellular networks

1992

The first GSM phone, the Nokia 1011, was made commercially available

1993

First smartphone was announced for general use by IBM

1993

Apple’s first “tablet” the MessagePad was introduced

1994

IBM’s smartphone Simon went on sale which featured a touchscreen, email capability and built-in apps such as Address Book, Calculator, Calendar, Mail, Note Pad, and Sketch Pad

1994

Nokia also launched 2110 in Europe, it was one of the smallest GSM phones available

1997

PalmPilot was introduced which proved wanted a third type of mobile device between a cell phone and a laptop

1999

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) was introduced

1999

Blackberry OS was released and made its debut for the Pager BlackBerry 850

1999

Handango, one of the first online software stores to sell mobile apps for personal digital assistants was founded

1999

The “web application” concept was introduced in the Java language in the Servlet Specification version 2.2

2000

Microsoft introduced the tablet PC

2002

BlackBerry 5810 smartphone was released

2002

Danger OS (The Danger Hiptop) was established

2003

Android Inc. was founded in California by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White

2004

GetJar, an independent mobile phone app store founded

2005

Google acquired Android Inc. for at least $50 million

2005

The term Ajax was coined, and applications like Gmail started to make their client sides more interactive

2007

Steve Jobs introduced the long-anticipated iPhone

2008

Apple’s App Store went online with 552 apps

2008

Android operating system was released

2008

HTC Dream the first commercially released device to use the Linux-based Android operating system was released along with the Android market

2008

Backlash from developers prompted Apple to release SDK for developers

2009

Android paid applications support was introduced for developers in the United States and the United Kingdom

2009

webOS, also known as LG webOS was introduced. It is a Linux kernel-based multitasking operating system for smart devices like smart TVs has been used as a mobile operating system

2009

Samsung Galaxy app store for devices manufactured by Samsung Electronics was launched

2009

Aptoide, a software “marketplace” application for installing mobile applications that runs on the Android OS was released

2009

250 million devices were running Symbian

2009

JavaFX Script was a scripting language designed by Sun Microsystems was released

2009

JavaFX Mobile was publicly available as part of the JavaFX 1.1 release announced by Sun Microsystems

2010

F-Droid, a community-maintained software repository for Android, similar to the Google Play store was released

2010

Blackberry World, an application distribution service was released

2010

Android paid applications support was extended to an additional 29 countries

2010

BlackBerry Ltd. announced the QNX-based platform, BlackBerry Tablet OS, to run on its recently released BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer

2010

Apple announced the Mac App Store, a similar app distribution platform for macOS

2010

iPad was released with approximately 3,000 apps available

2010

Java ME, designed by Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle Corporation

2011

The word ‘App’ was awarded the honor of being 2010’s “Word of the Year”

2011

Amazon Appstore for Android was established

2011

Opera Mobile Store, a platform-independent browser-based app store for mobile-phone owners and a digital application distribution platform was launched

2011

Appland, a cloud computing company that develops white-label app store solutions for mobile operators, mobile devices etc was founded

2011

Cafe Bazaar an Iranian Android marketplace was founded

2012

Google rebranded the Android Market and launched ‘Google Play’

2012

Google allowed increased size of an app by allowing developers to attach two expansions. Each expansion file with a maximum size of 2 gigabytes, giving app developers a total of 4 gigabytes

2012

Google introduced a new automated antivirus system, called Google Bouncer, to scan both new and existing apps for malware

2012

Microsoft store, a unified distribution point for apps, digital videos, digital music, and console games and e-books was launched

2013

Firefox Marketplace was established

2013

Apple informed developers that they could begin using appstore.com for links to their apps

2013

Apple announced an upcoming “Kids” section in App Store

2013

Ubuntu App Store was established

2014

Developers on Google Play were required to feature a physical address on the app’s page in Google Play

2014

Wear OS by Google, a version of Google’s Android operating system designed for smartwatches and other wearables was released

2015

Google started using a combination of automated tools and human reviewers to check apps for malware and terms of service violations before publishing it in the Play Store. It also introduced a rating system for apps and games, based on a given region’s official ratings authority

2016

Google Play Store, including all Android apps, was included to Chrome OS

2016

To improve app discoverability, Apple allowed developers to purchase advertising spots in the US App Store

2016

Google introduced Instant Apps at the company’s annual I/O developer conference

2016

Java ME was replaced with similar technology, PersonalJava

2017

Google added a “Free App of the Week” section, offering one normally-paid app for free

2017

App Store submissions containing pricing details, such as “free” in the name started getting rejected

2018

Notable custom Android distributions (ROMs) of the latest Android version 9.0 Pie was released publicly

2018

Due to Chinese regulations, 25,000 illegal apps were pulled down from the App Store in China

2018

With the release of JDK 11, Oracle has made JavaFX part of the OpenJDK under the OpenJFX project

2019

As of May, 78.9% of devices have OpenGL ES 3.0 or higher

2019

Huawei has released an operating system known as Harmony OS

The Bottom Line

Mobile applications are constantly evolving and it will not stop in the near future. They are kind of a big deal and occupying a dominant position. To stay relevant, it is important to have a dedicated mobile app for your business.

Developing mobile apps require a devoted team of developers because of the investment, time and intricacy involved in developing an app. Fortunately, ColorWhistle can help you with your mobile app development needs. From defining business goals to roadmaps, we can support your business with all the customization required to develop an awesome mobile app. Contact us anytime to discuss your mobile app requirements, we are always happy to help!

63 Types of Tourism in The World

Travel and tourism have become an essential part of our life as it refreshes the mind and reduces stress. It is also one of the fastest-growing industry which makes a significant contribution to the world’s GDP.

In recent years, the tourist infrastructure has developed to a great extent. So, exploring different parts of the world has become quite easy. According to the World Tourism Organisation, in 2018, international tourists reached 1.4 billion, two years ahead of the forecast.

The diversity of tourism ensures that there is something for everyone to do. In this blog, we have listed the various types of tourism in the world. Travelers can take advantage of this blog to plan their next adventure, whereas travel agencies and tour operators can use this information to pull out strategies and grow your business.

1. Adventure Tourism

Adventure_Tourism

Adventure tourism involves the exploration of remote places where travelers can expect the unexpected. It involves connecting with a new culture or new landscape and at the same time being physically active. Some of the adventure tourism activities involve day hiking, backpacking, zip lining, free fall, rafting, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.

2. Accessible Tourism

Tourism-Types-Accessible_Tours

Accessible tourism ensures people get access to tourist destinations, products and services regardless of physical limitations, disabilities or age. This tourism market was promoted through the research commissioned by the European Commission where the stakeholders provided insights on the complexities involved in accessible tourism. The European Network for Accessible Tourism has facilities such as barrier-free destinations, activities, exhibits, attractions and more.

3. Agritourism

Tourism-Types-Agri_Tours

Agritourism or agrotourism tourism normally occurs on farms. It gives travelers an opportunity to experience rural life, taste the local genuine food and get familiar with various farming tasks. This type of tourism is also referred to as farm stays in Italy. Some of the types of agritourism are direct market agritourism, experience and education agritourism, and event and recreation agritourism.

4. Alternative Tourism

Alternative_Tourism

Alternative tourism, also known as specific interest tourism (SIT) involves travel that encourages interaction with local government, people and communities. Many travelers choose alternative tourism because they love nature and want to preserve it. Some of the approaches by alternative tourism involve ecotourism, adventure tourism, rural tourism, sustainable tourism, solidarity tourism, etc.

5. Atomic Tourism

Atomic_Tourism

Atomic tourism has recently emerged where tourists learn about the atomic age by traveling to sites such as museums with atomic weapons, missile silos, vehicles that carried atomic weapons. Some of the top atomic tourist sites in the world are The Trinity Site, Doom Town, The Titan Missile Museum, Hanford B Reactor, Los Alamos, The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Enola Gay, Chernobyl and Pripyat, Hiroshima, Bikini Atoll and Malan Military Expo Park.

6. Benefit Tourism

Tours-Types-Benefit_Tourism

According to Medical Dictionary, ‘’A popular term for a non-British citizen (e.g., from the EU) who comes to the UK to live off social security and other entitlements, including child benefit, child tax credit, state pension credit, jobseeker’s allowance, and employment and support allowance.’’ These benefits are only afforded to those who meet the UK’s “right-to-reside” test.

7. Birth Tourism

Tours-Types-Birth_Tourism

Birth tourism also known as maternity tourism is the practice of traveling to another country for giving birth. The main reason for this practice is to obtain birthright citizenship. Other reasons include access to public schooling, healthcare and sponsorship for the parents. Some of the countries that give citizenship by birthright include United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Jamaica, and Uruguay.

8. Boat Sharing

Boat_Sharing-Tourism

Boatsharing is the act of sharing boats with other people who want to go to the same place. They split the cost of boat, captain or skipper cost. Some of the famous boatsharing associations in the world are Boatide, Sailbox, Bootschaft, Steamboat, Antlos and Boatshare.

9. Booze Cruise

Booze_Cruise_Tours

Booze cruise is a brief trip from Britain to France or Belgium with the intention of buying personal supplies such as alcohol or tobacco in bulk. This is legally acceptable and must not be confused with smuggling. In other countries, this term is used for an outing on a ship or boat which involves a significant amount of drinking.

10. Business Tourism

Business_Tourism

Business tourism involves traveling to a destination away from home or a normal workplace. It is a type of travel for professional purposes rather than personal. Some types of business tourism are incentive travel, exhibitions & trade fairs, conferences & meetings, and corporate events.

11. Birdwatching

Tours-Types-Birdwatching_Tourism

Birdwatching is observing birds in their natural habitat. These birds are observed with the naked eye or visual enhancement devices such as binoculars, telescopes and listening devices. The world’s top birdwatching destinations are South Georgia Island; Cape May, New Jersey; Patanlal, Brazil; Broome, Western Australia; New Guinea Highlands; Nagaland, India; Kakum National Park, Ghana; Mindo, Ecuador; Hula Valley, Israel; and Kruger National Park; South Africa.

12. Camping

Camping_Tourism

Camping is a famous outdoor activity that involves an overnight stay in a tent or recreational vehicle. It is considered as an inexpensive accommodation option. A minimum of one night is spent, distinguishing it from day-tripping, picnics, and other short-term recreational activities. There is also one more luxurious type of camping called Glamping. Some of the famous camping types are tent camping, backpacking/hiking, survivalist camping, canoe camping, RV and van camping.

13. Culinary Tourism

Culinary_Tourism

Culinary tourism or food tourism is for food enthusiasts who love to explore new food destinations. This is a welcome change from the standard travel itinerary as the trip involves the opportunity to learn new cooking techniques or attend a food tasting. Some of the top culinary tourism destinations in the world are Italy, Spain, Dubai, Thailand, India, Tokyo, Bangkok, Japan, Peru, Ethiopia and New Orleans.

14. Cultural Tourism

Cultural_Tourism

Cultural tourism is where travelers engage with a country or religion’s culture, especially the lifestyle and other elements that shaped the life of the people. Tourists get immersed with related activities such as rituals and festivals. Some of the popular cultural tourism destinations in the world are Madagascar; Lombok, Indonesia; Latvia; Haida Gwaii, British Columbia; Northern Sri Lanka; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Aristi, Greece; Western Cape, South Africa and Tamil Nadu, India.

15. Dental Tourism

Dental_Tourism

Dental tourism or dental vacation involves people seeking dental care out of their local healthcare system. It may also be accompanied by a vacation. In developed countries like USA and Canada, dental care is expensive. So, dental tourists travel for low-cost dental care. Some of the famous dental tourism destinations include Mexico, Thailand, Panama, Philippines, Spain, Hungary, Romania and India.

16. Disaster Tourism

Disaster_Tourism

Disaster tourism or dark/black/grief tourism involves visiting environmental disaster places that are either natural or man-made. People are attracted to this type of tourism because of its social, academic or cultural essence. Some of the most famous disaster tourism spots in the world are Hurricane Katrina, Pompeii, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, Nevada National Security Site, Johnstown Flood National Memorial and 9/11 Memorial.

17. Domestic Tourism

Domestic_Tourism

Domestic tourism involves residents of a country traveling within the same country. For example, if you are living in Manhattan and travel to Texas, it is called domestic tourism.

18. Recreational Drug Tourism

Recreational_Drug-Tourism

Recreational drug tourism is a type of travel for the purpose of using recreational drugs that are unavailable, illegal or expensive. These types of tourists may cross a national border to obtain a drug that is not sold in their country. Some of the popular destinations where recreational drug tourism is thriving are Peru, Morocco, Colombia, Colorado, Netherlands, Bolivia and Laos.

19. Enotourism

Tourism-Types-Enotourism

Enotourism, oenotourism, wine tourism, or vinitourism involves tasting, consumption or purchase of wine. These tourists visit wineries, taste wine, go on vineyard walks or even take part in the harvest. Some of the world’s top destinations for wine tastings are France, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, Moldova and Chile.

20. Escorted Tour

Tourism-Types-Escorted_Tour

An escorted tour is a type of tourism where travelers are guided in groups. Usually, it is a walking tour where a guide takes the group to historical or cultural sites. Under escorted tours, the guide or agency will take care of all the planning. Travelers can sit relax and enjoy the trip knowing that they are doing the best of everything.

21. Experiential Travel

Tourism-Types-Experiential _Travel

Experiential travel or immersion travel is a tourism type where travelers experience a country by enthusiastically engaging with its history, people, culture and food. Some of the famous experiential travel trips are exploring Cuban culture, tag sharks in the Exumas, crossing the Antarctic Circle, catapult at 3Gs in Nevis Vally, safari in Tanzania, visiting Nomadic Herders and Reindeer, trek to the Tiger’s Nest and swimming with whale sharks in Mexico.

22. Experimental Travel

Experimental_Tourism

Experimental Tourism is an approach where travelers don’t visit the places of ordinary attraction. This type of tourism involves humor, serendipity, and chance. Some of the experimental travel types include flying by night, slow-return travel, alphabet travel, twelve travel, blind travel, find your other half travel and Vacilando.

23. Extreme Tourism

Tours-Types-Extreme_Tourism

Extreme tourism or shock tourism involves traveling to dangerous places such as mountains, jungles, deserts, caves, canyons etc. The main attraction is the adrenaline rush caused by the risk. Some extreme tourist attractions in the world are cage of death in Australia, cliff jumping in Norway, Iguazu boat ride in Brazil, CN tower edge walking in Toronto, volcano bungee in Chile, zorbing in New Zeland, and El Caminito Del Rey Trekking in Spain.

24. Ecotourism

Tourism-Types-Eco_tourism

Ecotourism involves visiting undisturbed natural areas. It promotes conserving the environment and improving the well-being of local people. Some of the best ecotourism destinations in the world are Alaska, The Amazon, Antarctica, Australian Blue Mountains, Borneo, Botswana, Costa Rica, Dominica, Galapagos Islands and Himalayas.

25. Fashion Tourism

Tourism-Types-Fashion_Tours

Fashion tourism involves visiting a particular place to enjoy, experiment, discover, study, trade and buy fashion. It evolved out of creative tourism, cultural tourism and shopping tourism sectors. The top fashion destinations in the world are New York, Paris, Barcelona, London, Rome, Milan, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Berlin and Toronto.

26. Garden Tourism

Tours-Types-Garden_Tourism

Garden tourism is a niche tourism which involves traveling to botanical gardens and places that has a rich history of gardening. Famous gardens which attracts tourists around the world are Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Stourhead, Versailles, Giverny, Villandry, Rivau, Keukenhof, Villa d’Este, Villa Lante, Alhambra, Longwood Gardens, Filoli, Taj Mahal and Ryōan-ji.

27. Genealogy Tourism

Tours-types-Genealogy_Tourism

Genealogy tourism or roots tourism involves tourists who travel to their ancestral place to reconnect with their past or to walk in the footsteps of their forefathers. It is a worldwide industry and prominent in countries that have experienced mass immigration.

28. Geotourism

Tours-Types-Geo_tourism

According to National Geographic, Geotourism sustains or enhances the distinctive geographical character of a place—its environment, heritage, aesthetics, culture, and the well-being of its residents. Top geotourism destinations in the world are Tennessee River Valley, Sierra Nevada. Scenic, Wild Delaware River, Heart of the Continent, Crown of the Continent, Lakes to Locks Passage, Sedona Verde Valley, Four Corners and Bahamas.

29. Halal Tourism

Tours-Types-Halal_Tourism

Halal tourism is geared towards Muslim families who follow the rules of Islam. The accommodation service providers in such destinations do not serve alcohol and have a separate swimming pool and spa facilities for men and women. Famous Halal tourism destinations in the world are Malaysia, UAE, Turkey, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan and Qatar.

30. Honeymoon Tourism

Tourism-Types-Honeymoon _Tours

Honeymoon tourism is taken soon after a couple is married. Generally, newlyweds spend more on this than any other type of tourism. Popular honeymoon destinations in the world are Cappadocia, Turkey; Harbour Island, Bahamas; Harbour Island, Bahamas; Livingstone, Zambia; Pacuare River, Costa Rica; Sintra, Portugal; Sintra, Portugal; Railay, Thailand; and Torres del Paine, Chile.

31. Industrial Tourism

Tours-Types-Industrial_Tourism

Industrial tourism are visits to industrial sites of a particular location. This concept has taken a renewed interest in recent times and attracts tourists to visit industrial heritage and modern sites. Some of the popular industrial tourism destinations in the world are Kawasaki, Japan; Saint-Nazaire, France; Belle Isle, United States; Bataan, Philippines; and Munich, Germany.

32. International Tourism

International-Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (WTO) defines tourism as ‘traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes’. This tourism has increased due to the impact of greater globalization. Some of the popular international tourism destinations are France, Spain, United States, China, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Thailand and United Kingdom.

33. International Volunteering

International-Volunteering-Tourism

International volunteering also known as voluntourism is where people work for an organization or cause outside their home country. According to recent trends, this type of tourism has become popular in many countries. Famous international tourism destinations in the world are Thailand, Cambodia, India, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tanzania, Morocco and Ghana.

34. Jungle Tourism

Tourism-Types-Jungle_Tours

Jungle tourism is a subcategory of adventure tourism which is nothing but traveling to the jungle regions of the earth. The top jungle tourism destinations in the world are The Jungles of Kipling, The Jungles of Borneo, The Brazilian Amazon, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Tarzan’s Africa, The Wild Jungles of Papua New Guinea, Christmas Island’s Crazy Wildlife, Ancient Waipoua Forest, Peru Cloud Forest and Monteverde Cloud Forest.

35. Justice Tourism

Tourism-Types-Justice_Tours

Justice tourism or solidarity tourism aims to create economic opportunities for local communities, positive cultural exchange and political/historical education. This may overlap with revolutionary tourism. It is particularly promoted in Bosnia and Palestine.

36. LGBT Tourism

Tourism-Types-LGBT-Tours

LGBT tourism is a form of niche tourism marketed to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. These tourists usually open about their sexual orientation or gender identity, travel to LGBT friendly destinations and travel with other LGBT people irrespective of destination. The top LGBT tourism destinations are Montreal, Brno, Myanmar, New York, New York, Thailand, Chicago, Sitges, Tel Aviv, Puerto Rico, Taipei, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Saba.

37. Libel Tourism

Tourism-Types-Libel_Tours

According to Dictionary.com, the act of suing a writer for alleged defamation in a foreign jurisdiction where there are weak libel laws. England, Singapore, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan and Australia are popular libel tourism destinations.

38. Literary Tourism

Tourism-Types-Literary_Tourism

Literary tourism deals with tourists visiting birthplaces, burial sites, museums and other sites associated with authors or literary creations. Some scholars refer to this as a contemporary type of secular pilgrimage. Popular literary tourism destinations are London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh, Dublin, New York, Concord, Paris, San Francisco, Rome and St Petersburg, Russia.

39. Militarism Heritage Tourism

Militarism-Heritage-Tourism

Militarism heritage tourism is a type of tourism where people visit former military sites. Some of the famous militarism heritage tourism locations are World War (I, II), Pacific Wars, Holocaust remembrance, American Revolution and more.

40. Motorcycle Touring

Tourism-Types-Motorcycle-Touring

Motorcycle touring involves a motorcycle. Tourists either buy or rent bikes that are equipped for long travel and luggage carrying capacity. Some of the popular motorcycle riding spots in the world are Leh & Ladakh, Ceuta to Marrakesh loop, Pyrenees Loop, Cape Town Circuit, Dales and Moors, Istanbul to Anatolia, Chasing Che, Tibet to Everest and Australia’s Great Ocean Road.

41. Music Tourism

Tourism-Types-Music _Tours

Music tourism involves visiting a city or town to see musical festival or music performance. In recent years, music tourism has transformed into a massive global phenomenon. Popular destinations for music tourism are Liverpool, Havana, Pune, Trinidad and Tobago, Tokyo, Vienna, Asheville, Essaouira and Berlin.

42. Medical Tourism

Medical_Tourism

Medical tourism refers to people traveling to another country to get medical treatment. People from developed countries travel to developing countries to get low-priced medical treatment. Popular medical tourism destinations in the world are India, Malaysia, Brazil, Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore.

43. Nautical Tourism

Toursim-Types-Nautical-Tours

Nautical tourism combines sailing and boating with vacation activities. It also encompasses marine tourism activities such as sailing, yachting, cruising and diving, coastal water sports, boat shows and more. Some of the world’s top nautical tourism destinations are Croatia, Netherlands, Australia, South America and the United States.

44. Political Tourism

Political-Tourism

Political tourism refers to journeys taken with political intent. Such trips involve traveling to the areas of conflict to study the circumstances, understand the situations of both sides and develop knowledge about local history. Some of the popular political tourism destinations are Israel, Palestine and Africa.

45. Religious Tourism

Religious_Tourism

Religious tourism, also known as faith tourism refers to traveling individually or in groups to holy sites. These sites are also visited by non-religious tourists who want to know the cultural, historical and religious significance. Famous religious tourism destinations in the world are Shwedagon Pagoda, Basilica of San Vitale, MECCA, Harmandir Sahib, Temple of Heaven, Bahá’í Gardens, The Vatican, Wat Rong Khun, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Paro Taktsang, Spanish Synagogue, and Jerusalem

46. River Cruise

Tourism-Types-River_Cruise_Tours

River cruise is a voyage along inland waterways which has several port stops along the way. Typically, travel time lasts longer than a week. Some of the world’s popular river cruise are River Nile cruise, Amazon river cruise, Yangtze river cruise, Danube river cruise, Mekong river cruise, Rhine river cruise, Volga river Cruise, Kerala backwaters cruise, Mississippi river cruise and Douro cruise.

47. Romance Tours

Romance-Tourism

Romance tours are organized by tour operators where men go to countries to meet women for either romance or marriage. These types of tour first took place in Russia and the CIA, but recently moved to other parts of the world such as South America and Asia.

48. Rural Tourism

Tourism-Types-Rural_Tours

Rural tourism occurs in rural environments and involves rural experience. Tourists visit these places to understand the lifestyle of these people. Some of the popular rural tourism destinations are Pielachtal, Dirndl, Durbuy, Sveti Martin na Muri, Troodos, Florina, Örség, Clonakilty District, Specchia, Kuldiga, Theerthamalai and Nadur

49. Safari Holidays

Tourism-Types-Safari_Holidays

Safari holidays involve watching wild animals in their natural habitat to observe and photograph wildlife. It generates the most number of revenues in several African countries. Popular safari destinations in the world are Victoria Falls, Serengeti National Park, Kruger National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, Addor Elephant National Park, Tarangire National Park, Amboseli National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.

49. Science Tourism

Tourism-Types-Science_Tours

Science tourism is visiting and exploring scientific landmarks such as museums, laboratories, observatories and universities. It also includes viewing scientific events such as solar eclipse. Top scientific tourism destinations in the world are The Long Now 10,000 Year Clock, Nevada’s Solar System in Black Rock, Hobby-Eberly Telescope, Large Hadron Collider, Tesla’s laboratories, Blood Falls, Antarctica’s Dry Valleys and SpaceX Research Facility.

50. Self-Guided Tour

Self_Guided-Tourism

Self-guided tour or self-governing tour or solo trips is a type of tour where the traveler is responsible for getting from point A to point B on their own. They travel based on information such as maps, instructions and suggestions provided by tourist attractions. Some of the popular types of self-guided tours are walking tours, cycling tours and cross-country skiing.

51. Set-Jetting

Set_Jetting-Tourism

Set-jetting is the latest trend that involves traveling to destinations that are seen in movies. Visiting stately homes like in the Jane Austin movies, touring London in high-speed boats like James Bond are good examples. Top set-jetting destinations in the world are Breaking Bad (New Mexico), Harry Potter (England) and The Wire (USA). there is also one more type of tourism called Tolkien tourism where fans of the Lord Of The Rings universe travel to the sites of the film, especially in New Zealand.

52. Slum Tourism

Tourism-Types-Slum_Tours

Slum tourism or ghetto tourism involves visiting impoverished areas. The purpose of this tourism is to provide tourists a chance to see the ‘non-touristy’ areas of a country. Some of the top slum tourism destinations in the world are South Africa, India, Brazil, Poland, Kenya, Philippines and others.

53. Space Tourism

Space-Tourism

Space tourism involves traveling into space for recreational purposes. Even though this sounds futuristic, it has already established history. A Russian Space Agency has already facilitated successful orbital space tourism. The different types of space tourism are orbital, suborbital and lunar.

54. Sports Tourism

Sports_Tourism

Sports tourism involves either observing or participating in a sporting event. It is one of the fastest-growing sectors and equates to $7.68 billion. Sports tourism is also classified into sports event tourism, celebrity and nostalgia sport tourism and active sport tourism. Normally, tourists are attracted to events such as the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup, F1 Grand Prix, World Tennis Championship, BWF World Championships and Cricket World Cup.

55. Stag Party Tourism

Stag_Party-Tourism

Stag party tourism is participating in a bachelor party which is usually held in another country. Some of the famous stag party tourism destinations are Central Europe and the Baltics, Amsterdam, UK and Spain.

56. Sustainable Tourism

Tourism-Types-Sustainable_Tours

Sustainable tourism or responsible tourism involves traveling to a place in order to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy. It benefits everyone involved and not just one half of the equation. The top sustainable tourism destinations in the world are the Republic of Guyana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Portugal, Chumbe Island in Tanzania, Bardia National Park and Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park.

57. Three-Dimensional Virtual Tourism

Three-Dimensional- Virtual-Tourism

3DVT or 3D virtual tourism allows travellers to explore a place without physically travelling via a smartphone or computer. Such type of tours are created with 3D models and 2D panoramic images, a sequence of hyperlinked still or video images, and image-based models of the real world along with sound effects and text.

58. Tombstone Tourist

Tourism-Types-Tombstone_Tourist

Tombstone tourist is an individual who enjoys history of famous deaths, cemeteries, epitaphs and gravestone rubbing. Such type of tourists are particularly interested in the historical aspect of such places.

59. War Tourism

Tourism-Types-War_Tour

War tourism involves travelling to war zones for sightseeing or historical study. Such types of tourists get the thrill in travelling to dangerous and forbidden places. Some of the top war tourism destinations in the world are Baghdad, Iraq; Damascus, Syria; Mogadishu, Somalia; Gaza, Palestine, Kashmir, India; Jonglei and Upper Nile, South Sudan; Tripoli, Libya; Central African Republic; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Yemen.

60. Water Tourism

Water-Tourism

Water tourism or nautical tourism combines sailing and boating with vacation & holiday. When people plan to travel on a vacation, many have a strong desire to head to the water. Some of the popular water tourism destinations in the world are Rome, The Grand Canyon, Indonasia, New York, Costa Rica, Cambodia, Peru, Mumbai, Turkey, Australia. and Netherlands.

61. Wellness Tourism

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Wellness tourism involves travelling to promote health via physical, psychological, or spiritual activities. This should not be confused with medical tourism because wellness tourists travel to maintain their health. The top wellness tourism destinations in the world are India, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, California, Bali, Italy and Hawaii.

62. Whale Watching

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Whale watching involves observing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Tourists visit such places for scientific and educational purposes. The top whale watching places in the world are Seattle, USA; Kaikoura, New Zealand; Maui, Hawaii; Hermanus, South Africa; Big Sur, California; Galle, Sri Lanka; Husavik, Iceland; Los Cabos, Mexico; Quebec, Canada; and The Azores, Portugal.

What Are The Industries Related to Travel and Tourism?

Depending on the nature of travel, tourists are in need of certain facilities and services. Thus travel and tourism represent a broad range of related industries. They are,

  • Hotel and lodging services
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Transportation
  • Cultural industries
  • Tour operators
  • Travel agencies
  • Industry dealing with real estate, finance, leasing and insurance

How Tourism Providers Can Take Advantage of ColorWhistle’s Travel Website Design and Development Services?

ColorWhistle is a reliable company offering unified travel website design; travel website development; and API integration solutions to B2B and B2C customers.

From fascinating design, secure payment and online bookings our highly professional and talented team can take care of all your needs. If you like to learn more about travel, take a look at our detailed travel resource library which has many useful information for travel agents, travel operators and people in the travel business.

Let’s build great things together. To get started, contact us now. We will bring your travel business online and grow it with passion.

Did we miss any other type of tourism in our blog? Do share them in the comments section below.

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11 Must Have Mobile App Features for Travel and Tourism Industry

Today, mobile applications play an important role in every industry, and travel is no exception.

According to a recent study by eMarketer, travel-based mobile applications are the 7th most downloadable category and 60% of smartphone users prefer using travel applications for planning their leisure tours.

So, travel mobile applications must have a better UI/UX design with certain important features. We have researched and compiled some essential features for a travel application. Let’s take a look at them.

1. Travel Itinerary Generator

Travel itinerary generator is one of the most demanding features in the travel industry. This feature helps users to create a complete travel plan by just adding the location they want to visit.

With this feature, admin can add existing tourist attractions or even add custom landmarks to generate a tour plan for users accordingly. Adding such a complex algorithm feature may sound difficult. Therefore, you need to get the help of professional travel app developers.

2. Geo-Tracking Services

The integration of GPS based location service is one of the important features of travel application development. Tracking services can lock the current location of users and quickly fetch the nearest results. By including this feature you can offer all kinds of services a tourist can avail on a trip.

3. Weather or Climate Forecasting

Most of the tourists’ book flights and may end up in a plan change due to climate changes. To prevent such situations travel mobile applications with real-time climate forecasting feature can alert the travelers. While creating a travel itinerary, tourists can see the upcoming weather predictions and plan their trip accordingly.

4. In-App Language Translator

An in-app language translator is one of the tricky features to implement in your travel application. In most of the cases, tourist people are not familiar with the regional language of places that they would like to visit. Including this feature can enhance user-experience and let travelers scan texts for visual translation, translate voice, and text messages as well.

5. Currency Rate Converter

Currency converter is one of the essential travel application features. Tourist people suffer a lot while exchanging their currencies. Including this feature can help tourists to know the currency exchange rates. It can also track the current and past variations in currency rates.

6. World Clock Time Converter

Including a world clock time converter in your travel application is important because of the crossing time zones. This feature can clear a lot of confusion among tourists and will not let them search for any other time converting applications. Users may find this feature very useful as it calculates the correct clock times for different time zones across the world.

7. Location-Based Emergency Services

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Location-based emergency service is an important feature that can allow users to contact emergency services irrespective of time and place. The application developer should include the phone number and services based on the categorization of location. This will allow users to get a nearby service.

8. App Service Integration

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Vehicle services are one of the essential parts of tourist applications. Every user requires transport service while moving from their destination to hotels or famous tourist places they wish to. If you hire a professional travel app development company they will definitely integrate cab services as it is the base of any travel application.

9. Integrated Social Feed/ Messaging Service

Social media integration plays a major role in application development. Real-time social media integrations will let tourists interact with their friends and followings by sharing their experiences. This will spread as a word of mouth among users and their friends.

Social-Feed-Integration

10. Trip Reviews from Other Travelers

An application with a review system can gain a viral fan following on offering the best services. By including this feature you can allow users to review a place and share their experience with other travelers. It creates awareness and helps to improve the services of hotels, cafes, and many other businesses.

11. Washroom Finder

Finding restrooms in case of emergency is the basic requirement of travelers. Many travelers might have faced this situation and suffered through it. While developing a travel application, this feature might be a key offering to travelers.

Rest-Room-Finder

Bottom Line

The mobile application industry offers lots of applications, but building an application that actually holds a high potential for revenue generation and monetizing is challenging.

In our blog, we have provided all the necessary information you need to know. Leverage the expertise of an experienced mobile application development agency, to tap into unexplored opportunities.

If you would like to get assistance from a professional application development agency, you can reach us. At ColorWhistle, we have dedicated developers who have built many successful applications.

Which is your favorite feature? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below!

55 Healthcare & Medical Industry Website Design Ideas and Inspiration

The success of healthcare providers relies on the quality of their service. On the other hand, in an age where most of us search for information online before making a decision, a well-designed healthcare website is the most important marketing asset.

According to the research conducted by LSA Insights, consumers researching nursing homes, physical therapists, and chiropractors are most likely to call healthcare providers after performing a search. In a lot of healthcare verticals, consumers also shift from online search to phone calls.

Most of the people who visit healthcare websites are looking for information. So, these websites must be aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly, and easy to navigate. Based on these criteria, we listed some of the best medical and healthcare website design inspiration that will give you an idea on how to make your website look professional.

The Best Healthcare & Medical Industry Website Designs

The healthcare industry provides many services to support the needs of a community or individual. It classifies the different products/services by sectors. However, a universally accepted classification does not exist. So, we have broadly classified the industry into 4 main subsectors.

Healthcare Website Inspiration Segment 1: Hospitals

Hospitals offer diagnostic and medical treatment services for inpatients and some outpatients. This category includes general medical and surgical hospitals, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, specialty hospitals and more. Let’s, take a look at some of the well-designed hospital websites.

1. Virtua Health System - Site
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2. Vidant Health - Site
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3. Rush - Site
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4. Regional One Health - Site
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5. Northwestern Medicine - Site
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6. Mercy Health - Site
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7. Memorial Healthcare - Site
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8. GW University Hospital - Site
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9. Columbus Regional Health - Site
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10. Cleveland Clinic - Site
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11. Children’s Hospital - Site
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Colorwhistle-Statistics

According to Google, search is by far the preferred way for patients to find healthcare providers online.

Healthcare Website Inspiration Segment 2: Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

They provide residential care combined with nursing, supervisory or any other care that is required. This category includes nursing care facilities, urgent care centers, mental health centers and more. Let’s, take a look at some of the well-designed websites in the nursing and residential care sector.

1. Venturi Healthcare - Site
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2. Split Rock - Site
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3. Morningside Nursing - Site
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4. Office of Mental Health - Site
Mental-Healthcare-Office-Website
5. Harlem Center - Site
Harlem-Center-Medical-Website
6. Four Seasons Health Care - Site
Four-Seasons-Health-Care-Website
7. Burrell Center - Site
Burrell-Center_Medical-Nursing-Website
8. Avera Health - Site
Avera-Health-Care-Nursing-Website
9. Atria Senior Living - Site
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10. Advinia Health Care - Site
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Healthcare Website Inspiration Segment 3: Ambulatory Health Care Services

They provide healthcare services to ambulatory patients. This category includes outpatient care, diagnostic laboratories, ambulance services and other ambulatory health care services. Let’s, take a look at some of the well-designed websites in the ambulatory health care sector.

1. UT Southwestern Medical Center - Site
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2. Quincy Medical Group - Site
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3. Prolific Homecare - Site
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4. NYU Langone Health - Site
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5. Mount Sinai - Site
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6. Memorial Sloan Kettering - Site
Memorial-Sloan-Kettering-Cancer-Center-Ambulatory-Website
7. Acute Medical Services - Site
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Colorwhistle-Statistics

According to Deloitte, Blockchain, RPA, cloud, digital and virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and internet of medical things (IoMT), are helping with improving patient experience.

Healthcare Website Inspiration Segment 4: Medical Practitioners

This category includes medical practitioners, chiropractors, homeopaths, psychologists, dieticians, therapists and other alternative healthcare providers. Let’s, take a look at some of the well-designed websites in the medical practitioner’s sector.

1. Therapy Group of NYC - Site
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2. Mary Jane Detroyer - Site
Mary_Jane-Detroyer-Medical-Clinic-Website
3. Integrative Medical NY - Site
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4. City Chiropractic - Site
City-Chiropractic-Wellness-Clinic-Website
5. Chelsea Pharmacy Medical - Site
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Colorwhistle-Statistics

According to Google, patients who booked healthcare appointments ran 3x more searches.

Healthcare Website Inspiration Segment 5: Medical Devices, Equipment, and Hospital Supplies Manufacturers

These are companies that are involved in supplying their products to the medical industry. The sector has many different players such as surgical instrument manufacturing, surgical appliances and supplies, dental equipment, hospital bed and furniture manufacturing, vital signs monitor and more. Let’s, take a look at some of the well-designed websites in this sector.

1. Viant - Site
2. Venus Concept - Site
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3. primed - Site
priMED-Healthcare-Website
4. Optimum Medical - Site
Optimum-Medical-Healthcare-Website
5. Medtronic - Site
Medtronic-Healthcare-Website
6. Getinge - Site
Getinge-Healthcare-Website
7. Freudenberg Medical - Site
Freudenberg-Medical-Healthcare-Website
8. Argon Medical Devices - Site
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Colorwhistle-Statistics

According to eMarketer, US healthcare providers spent $2.84 billion on digital ads.

 

Healthcare Website Inspiration Segment 6: Medical Insurance, Medical Services and Managed Care

This sector deals with companies that provide medical insurance to patients and corporate companies. They use many techniques to reduce the cost involved in availing health benefits. Exclusive providers include medicare, medicaid, healthcare consultants, medical patient financing and more. Let’s, take a look at some of the well-designed websites in this sector.

1. VisitorsCoverage - Site
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2. Mutual of Omaha - Site
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3. Combined Insurance - Site
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4. Cigna - Site
Cigna-Medical-Insurance-Website
5. Blue Shield of California - Site
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6. American National - Site
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7. Aetna - Site
Aetna-Medical-Insurance-Website
Colorwhistle-Statistics

According to HubSpot, the average cost for a healthcare lead is $286.

Healthcare Website Inspiration Segment 7: Pharmaceuticals & Related Segments

Licensed pharmaceuticals produce drugs for inpatient and invasive care services. They are subject to various laws and regulations to ensure the safety and efficacy of the drugs. This sector consists of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, prescription drugs, biopharmaceutical drugs, generic drugs and more. Let’s, take a look at some of the well-designed websites in the pharmaceutical sector.

1. Vertex Pharmaceuticals - Site
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2. usp - Site
USP-Medical-Healthcare-Website
3. Teva USA - Site
Teva-USA-Healthcare-Website
4. Takeda - Site
Takeda-Healthcare-Website
5. Sunovion - Site
Sunovion-Medical-Healthcare-Website
6. GSK - Site
GSK-Medical-Healthcare-Website
7. AbbVie - Site
AbbVie-Medical-Healthcare-Website

Why Health Service Providers Love Our Healthcare Website Design and Development Work?

Many healthcare providers have uninformative websites. At this point, a greatly made website will set you apart. The strength of your website depends on the web design and development agency you choose to partner with.

ColorWhistle’s team of healthcare designers and developers specialize in building custom and revenue-driving websites. We have created websites that range from enterprise-level web portals to small private practices. From design, development and marketing, our team can take care of everything. All the websites we design & develop will have,

  • Simple and professional web design
  • Clear and user-friendly navigation
  • Clean coding, good hosting and great security
  • Mobile-ready version
  • Crucial business information
  • Social media integration
  • Optimized for search engines
  • Web compatibility
  • And more!

If you are in the healthcare service and in need of an awesome website, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can also help you to revamp your existing website.

Which healthcare website design did you like? Do share it in the comments section below.