Space Tourism since 2001

Space Tourism 2016

For rich people the sky is the limit. But make no mistake, we are speaking about the stratosphere-kind-of-sky, where the air is so thin you need to be an astronaut to survive. Dennis Tito was the first. On April 28, 2001 this American engineer and multi millionaire, became the very first space tourist to fund his own trip into the orbit …

Antarctica tourism since 1966

Tourism Antarctica

In 1966, the first ship carrying tourists arrived in Antarctica: 57 leisure travelers were ready to visit the world’s southernmost land mass. The tour was lead by Swedish-American entrepreneur Lars-Eric Lindblad. He was aware that his journey to the frozen continent might be tangled with complications …

History of Tourism – The first Cruise Ship, 1900

first cruise ship 1900

On a cold winter day Albert Ballin – Managing Director at HAPAG in Hamburg – had a brilliant idea. While watching his company’s flagship vessel ‘Augusta Victoria’ hibernating in the port, he forged a plan aiming a high return on investment …

The Beginning of Winter Tourism 1860

Beginning Winter Tourism 1860

The small Swiss city of St. Moritz would still just be an unkown tinseltown somewhere at 1,800 meters  elevation, if it didn’t become famous for being the cradle of winter tourism. It all started in the 1860s …

History of Tourism – the Beginning of Leisure Tourism 1844

beginning leisure tourism 1844

‘Tourism’ means touring for pleasure – traveling for holiday activities only. Traces of recreational journeys one can already find in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. But modern mass tourism did not become an industry until the 1840s in Leicester, England. The following eight articles will introduce you to the origins of modern mass tourism …

Mothe Chandeniers Castle saved by crowdfunding effort

The Loire Valley is a major French tourist destination. It stretches from Saint-Nazaire at the Atlantic Ocean to Orleans, 2 hours south of Paris. This region is famed for its vineyards, nature parks and castles. The latter do not include Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers – well, not yet …