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Macmillan Higher Education

A History of Modern Tourism

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Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, yet leisure travel is more than just economically important. It plays a vital role in defining who we are by helping to place us in space and time. In so doing, it has...

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Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, yet leisure travel is more than just economically important. It plays a vital role in defining who we are by helping to place us in space and time. In so doing, it has aesthetic, medical, political, cultural, and social implications. However, it hasn't always been so. Tourism as we know it is a surprisingly modern thing, both a product of modernity and a force helping to shape it. A History of Modern Tourism is the first book to track the origins and evolution of this pursuit from earliest times to the present. From a new understanding of aesthetics to scientific change, from the invention of steam power to the creation of aircraft, from an elite form of education to family car trips to see national 'shrines,' this book offers a sweeping and engaging overview of a fascinating story not yet widely known.

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The first introductory text on the history of tourism

Presents the latest scholarship within an engaging chronological narrative

Places the history of tourism in the context of the rise of globalization?

Introduction: Modern Tourism
1. Beginnings: The Grand Tour
2. The Sublime and Beautiful 
3. The Age of Steam 
4. Packaging New Trips
5. Guidebooks and the Importance of Seeing the Sights
6. Tourism in an Age of Empires and Nationalism
7. Bicycles, Automobiles, and Aircraft
8. Tourism During the Interwar Years
9. Tourism in the Postwar
10. Mass Tourism
Conclusion: Never Ask An Historian About the Future.
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Eric Zuelow is Associate Professor of European History at the University of New England, USA, and has also taught classes on the history of tourism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, West Liberty State College, and the University of Guelph. He is the author of Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse University Press 2009) and is the editor of Tourism Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (Ashgate 2011). He is also editor-in-chief for the Journal of Tourism History.

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Eric Zuelow is Associate Professor of European History at the University of New England, USA, and has also taught classes on the history of tourism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, West Liberty State College, and the University of Guelph. He is the author of Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse University Press 2009) and is the editor of Tourism Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (Ashgate 2011). He is also editor-in-chief for the Journal of Tourism History.

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