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Tourism: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
Examines the history & changing nature of tourism, from a luxury of the super rich in Medieval times, through mass marketed vacation of today. Assesses the possibility of "object-specific" travel in the near future.
# 13269 | 1,125 words | 4 sources | 1998 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Tourism (General)

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"Tourism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Yesterday's Grand Visions
Tourism, the act of paying money to go from one place to another to see different and unique sights, has been a fact of civilized life since approximately the 12th century. Of course, back in those days it was basically the upper, upper classes that had the time, the money, and the interest in travelling from one spot to another. The word "travel" by the way comes from the medieval English word "travail" which means suffering great hardship, and that is a very good description of travel in its earliest days. Much has been written about the journeys of Marco Polo, who until recently was considered the world's first tourist.
Celebrated in books, movies, musicals and television.."

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