World's Most Important Travel Innovations

Revolutionary ideas that have changed the face of travel forever.

World Heritage Sites

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Since 1972, Unesco has heightened public awareness of tourism’s role in preservation by naming destinations to this vaunted list. Almost a thousand places are on it, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Japan’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and the Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia. —Aimee Lee Ball

World's Most Important Travel Innovations

World Heritage Sites

Since 1972, Unesco has heightened public awareness of tourism’s role in preservation by naming destinations to this vaunted list. Almost a thousand places are on it, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Japan’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and the Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia. —Aimee Lee Ball

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