The New York Times has an online article that will interest many genealogists: A Personal Sort of Time Travel: Ancestry Tourism by Amy Zipkin.
America is a nation of immigrants, and as many people age they grow interested in tracing their family heritage and group traditions back to their origins. Zipkin’s article describes the experiences of several genealogists who visited the home towns of ancestors, whether in the US or in “the old country.”
Travelers usually combine such trips with other forms of sightseeing, but along the way they may gain a greater appreciation of the obstacles their ancestors faced and a deeper sense of who they are and where they come from.
In 2012, Global Industry Analysts, a market research company in San Jose, Calif., estimated the global market for genealogical products and services at $2.3 billion in 2014, rising to $4.3 billion by 2018.
You can read more in A Personal Sort of Time Travel: Ancestry Tourism by Amy Zipkin at http://goo.gl/Vo5HdM.
Where will you spend your next vacation?