History of Tourism | Traveling to far-away destinations to experience other cultures has been a reason to travel for centuries but for a few privileged only. Since the mid 18th century though, advances in technology dramatically increased the opportunities for wider audiences from all backgrounds to become tourists. There was the expansion of railways. Soon after the introduction of cruise liners for tourists followed. And in the 1960s we saw lift-off for commercial airliners.
The following eight blog posts give you an entertaining introduction into the History of modern mass tourism, past and present. We start with James Cook in Leicester in 1844. Cook kickstarted leisure tourism in England. Then we’ll take a look at St. Moritz – the very first winter tourism location in Switzerland. We will remember the first cruise ship, explore sex tourism, travel to Antarctica and into space …
History of Tourism. By Chili and Chirp | © Hugging Horizons | Don’t miss out on our most read blog post -> Top 10 countries with the most beautiful people