The first ever hot air balloon was launched in September 1783, around 235 years ago. The passengers were a sheep, a duck and a rooster and the balloon stayed in the air for about 15 minutes before crashing back to the ground. 
Today hot air balloon technology has seen great advancement and across the USA hundreds of hot air balloon festivals are held  especially during the fall season where hundreds of tourists take the ride for some breathtaking landscapes and fall foliage. 
Happy World Tourism Day 
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