Scorching on the heels of Sir David Attenborough’s newest journey documentary, a examine performed by journey journey firm Explore Worldwide has revealed the beloved presenter’s unimaginable journey historical past.
Researchers watched hours and hours of Attenborough’s documentaries, relationship again to 1955, to document all of the places he’s seen presenting from. The info has been visualised in an interactive map, permitting folks to simply perceive and admire the big journey achievements of one of many biggest documentarists and wildlife advocates of our time
The brand new map even permits customers to enter their very own distinctive record of locations they’ve travelled to around the globe, to see how their very own journey historical past measures up towards Sir David Attenborough’s.
Attenborough is seen presenting essentially the most from California and the island of Borneo. Attenborough’s most-visited nations are the USA (57 appearances), Australia (37 appearances), and the UK (29 appearances). He has offered from 333 places throughout his TV profession, in 83 completely different nations.
Born in Might 1926, David Attenborough was 30 years outdated when his first nature documentary Zoo Quest to Guiana aired. Now aged 96, Attenborough has been sharing with viewers at residence the planet’s unimaginable animals, plants, oceans, and pure habitats for over 65 years, turning into an advocate for wildlife conservation and consciousness of the devastating impacts of local weather change.
With such an astonishing journey profession beneath his belt, it’s arduous to think about whether or not Attenborough has any journey regrets. Nevertheless, in keeping with a brand new survey from Discover the vast majority of folks aged 70 or over do have ‘journey regrets’, with 62% saying there may be someplace on the planet they remorse by no means having visited. Some nations talked about embrace Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Japan, and Canada.
One in three folks over 70 mentioned they remorse by no means seeing the Northern Lights, making it the journey expertise most individuals remorse by no means doing.
Journey regrets of the over 70s
|Journey Expertise||% of Over 70s Who Remorse By no means Doing This|
|Seeing the Northern Lights||39%|
|Visiting the Maldives||19%|
|Seeing the Nice Pyramids of Giza||19%|
|Visiting Machu Picchu||19%|
|Seeing Niagara Falls||19%|
|Visiting the Taj Mahal||18%|
|Strolling the Nice Wall of China||17%|
|Seeing the Petra ruins in Jordan||13%|
|An African safari||13%|
|Driving a Californian street journey||11%|
Nevertheless, the same survey reveals that folks of their mid-life (aged 40-55) expressed a robust want to see extra of the world. The most well-liked journey ‘hope’ for mid-lifers is seeing the Northern Lights, adopted by a go to to the Maldives. An enormous 85% of mid-life folks say they hope to go to a brand new nation within the subsequent ten to twenty years.
|Journey Expertise||% of 40-55 12 months Olds Who Hope to Do This|
|Seeing the Northern Lights||46%|
|Visiting the Maldives||35%|
|Mendacity on a seashore within the Mediterranean||33%|
|Seeing Niagara Falls||30%|
|Going to Disney Land/Disney World||29%|
|A Californian street journey||26%|
|Doing a European cruise||24%|
|Partying in Las Vegas||23%|
|An African safari||21%|
|Nice Pyramids of Giza||20%|
|Gondola Journey in Venice||16%|
|Strolling the Nice Wall of China||16%|
|Visiting Machu Picchu||15%|
|Trekking the Inca Path||9%|
Michael Edwards, Managing Director at Discover says ‘Everybody at Discover is in full awe of David Attenborough. His sense of journey and curiosity has impressed many, and together with his last documentary airing we needed to rejoice his journey achievements. By evaluating your personal journey historical past with Attenborough’s, our interactive map offers an authentic solution to encourage folks to maintain on exploring our unimaginable planet.
‘With our analysis exhibiting that so many individuals over 70 remorse not having visited extra of the world, we hope our new map encourages travellers to maintain on exploring, to maintain on discovering new issues, and to embrace their inner-David Attenborough.’
For the total survey findings and to be taught extra about David Attenborough’s travels see www.explore.co.uk/how-david-attenborough-are-you
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