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History of «Touristic Routes».

The idea of creating a space tourist information in an organized, and easy to consult, was born in 2000, when we are taking the first steps on the Internet.
In early 2000, and Jose Antonio Martins Bazelga, they got the first digital camera, still using a floppy disk recording system. The first pictures were made, and the attempt to create the first portal. How, they had little knowledge, it was not possible to achieve the objectives. But, as the will persists, the project was, waiting for better days.
In 2008, Andrea Lopes and António Martins, they decide to take a trip through the American continent, with the aim, to go from Ushuaia to Alaska. Began the preparations, was created a website for the trip, and, also been acquired, the audiovisual equipment, already with some quality, but without much experience in its use.
The journey began in November 2008 and it was during the trip from Fortaleza to Ushuaia, the experience has been gained, and beginning to write the travel diary, while illustrated with photos and video.
3 months later, in northern Argentina, Troller motor «broke», and the journey was interrupted.
That´s when we realize that a large number of people (in 1500), have followed our journey because we are asked, when will resume the trip.
This manifestation of interest in our trip gave us the strength to carry out our project.
Having prepared, the new Troller, starts again, the trip from Fortaleza, bound for Bolivia, back to the point, where he stopped, at previous trip.
It was during this trip, that, Antonio Martins, begins to create, a more professional version of the portal, near to the format, which was thought in 2000.
Once again, the journey was interrupted, but the Touristic Routes project began to take shape and gain more readers and more people interested in traveling, through the photos and videos from Touristic Routes.
During the period, between November 2008 and August 2011, Antonio Martins, Andrea Lopes and Jose Bazelga, they photographed, and filmed, in 35 countries, to give content to Touristic Routes.
In March 2011, started the final format, of the tourist routes, and, finally, was made possible, to launch a project, that, was conceived, analyzed and prepared, for more than 10 years.


From the beginning, that the dream always has been, to create an information portal, which, in a careful and organized way, giving to all who wish to travel, and at the same time, offer, to millions of people who do not have financial conditions to travel, the possibility of knowing the world, through images and videos of the Touristic Routes.
For this reason, all the images, either photos or videos were made with the purpose, to show objectivity, simplicity and reality, each of the places shown..
We do not want to be another half-finished website, but we do want to create a space of reference, and that is useful to all who visit.

  The contents of the Touristic Routes, are divided into several sectors:
Make available information, always of touristic interest.
 Exchange rates, updated daily
 Maps of each country, region or locality.
 Regional and international airports in each country and each region.
 Airports near each location allowing you to print the map
as well as the access route
 General information about each country, region and locality
 Photos and videos, of the most important tourist attractions.
 What to visit in each country, region and locality.
 Where to eat, drink, fun, hotels and services of each country, region or locality.
 Typical dishes, drinks, and other crafts of each country, region or locality.
 Dates of major events, and festivals, from each country, region and locality.
 Songs of each country, showing the traditional rhythms and sounds.
 Forum, where everyone can, make their comments, ask questions, make suggestions about travel, destinations, etc.

The contents are edited by those who wish to participate, but before they are published by the Tourist Routes, are analyzed to ensure the best possible information.

Analysis and Programming
  The Tourist Routes, is a work of analysis and programming by António Martins, with the collaboration of Edmundo Lopes (design), Paul Rodriguez and Luis Miguens (programming)

Photography and Video
  Photography and video António Martins, with the participation of Andrea Lopes, José Bazelga, Pedro Machado.

  Tourist Routes is owned by Antonio Martins, and includes technical and logistics support, by internet services ClubeNet.

Information already available
  119811 Locations already available in the system
3671 Regions already available in the system
246 Countries already available in the system
24823 Photos
510 Videos
4208 Music
7354 Information about what to visit
3456 Airport Locations
13947 Where to go, where to eat, where to drink, where have fun, where to buy, Services
1429805 Hotels, that, you can book online
Specialties regional / national
4111 Recipes for dishes 141 Countries


We appreciate your cooperation, so that, the Touristic Routes, can inform more, and better.

Have been directly involved in the project.
  António Martins
Andrea Lopes
Ana Borges
Vanessa Moreno
Cristina Novais
Nadja Cavalcante
Delia Gómez
Antonio Villegas
Edmundo Lopes
Paulo Rodrigues
Luis Miguens
José Bazelga
Pedro Machado
Maribel Segura
Ingrid Berbesi
Marilen Rodrigues
Mary Carmen
Odilia de Freitas
Reina Gonzalez
André Guerreiro
Angela Martins
Natália Martins
Keane Thecia

And many others who have been kind enough to send us information of all the world.

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