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Our ancestors’ stories are an integral part of who we are. Many are drawn to their ancestral homeland with the quest of discovering the details of the lives of those who came before them. If you are thinking about traveling out of the country, consider planning a heritage travel tour.
What is a Heritage Travel Tour?
A heritage, or ancestral, tour involves traveling to different locations to understand the history and culture associated with them. But they don’t just involve sightseeing.
A travel tour utilizes an itinerary based on where your ancestors were born and traveled during their lifetimes. These tours can bring you closer to your roots by visiting ancestral residences, uncovering family stories, locating or possibly connecting with living relatives, and learning more about your ancestors’ day-to-day lives. Even if you can’t pinpoint an exact place of residence for your ancestor, churches, schools, and places of work were all important parts of daily life. Visiting these places can be rewarding.
The article, The Importance of Cultural Heritage, stated it well: “Culture can give people a connection to certain social values, beliefs, religions, and customs…” It can “provide an automatic sense of unity and belonging within a group and allows us to better understand
previous generations and the history of where we come from.”
International Travel Forecast: Make Your Plans Now
The international tourism scene is booming and the World Travel and Tourism Council says it will outpace the growth of the overall economy in the next 10 years, and it is anticipated that 2023 will be one of the biggest years for traveling than we have seen in years.
At the same time, with inflation and other economic factors, global travel prices are predicted to continue to increase, according to the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast.
This is why many tourists have already started making their travel plans for next year. People are planning well in advance, trying to get bargains for trips. “We have already seen that there is an increase in heritage tours being scheduled for 2023,” said Cherrye Moore, founder, and CEO of My Bella Vita Travel providing tours in Calabria, Italy.
Start with Heritage Travel Tour Planning
Visiting the places your ancestors knew is life-changing, and preparation for a successful heritage tour is key. To help you make the most of your heritage tour, Legacy Tree Genealogists can do preliminary research in immigrant destination countries so your travel will be personalized and meaningful.
With a team of professional genealogists all over the world, Legacy Tree has access to archives and repositories in more than 100 countries. Their genealogists speak and read a multitude of languages and have the skills and expertise necessary to discover the details of your ancestors’ stories and help you plan your heritage tour.
Discovering your family history is an exciting and rewarding journey. To get the most out of your heritage tour, it’s important to prepare now and make a plan based on solid family research. Please contact Legacy Tree Genealogists for a free estimate on research and they can also create your customized Heritage Travel Plan. Their genealogists have the skills and expertise to uncover the details of your ancestors’ stories.
As the highest-rated genealogy research company in the world, you can count on Legacy Tree Genealogists to bring the details of your ancestors’ journey to life. When you decide to schedule that journey, go to My Bella Vita Travel to ensure that your ancestry tour goes off without a hitch.
Travel Planning Expert: My Bella Vita Travel
My Bella Vita Travel was the first company to offer private heritage tours specific to Calabria, Italy. Our team has helped travelers rediscover their southern Italian roots over the last 16 years and has introduced hundreds of Americans, Canadians, and Australians of Italian descent to their Calabrian cousins.
Our team of bilingual Heritage Specialists has been trained and certified and understands the intricacies of navigating the often difficult and confusing land of Italian genealogy. We know how to negotiate with city officials and the various paths to locate tricky information.
It’s amazing to see our guests reconnect with their southern Italian roots and to help them find answers to long-asked questions. We understand the importance of this trip and are honored to be on this journey with them.
Now is the time to begin your journey. Contact us for more information and to make plans for 2023!