Historical giants: forefathers of modern hospitality and tourism

Kevin D. O'Gorman

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    Abstract

    When tourism began and who the first the first tourists were is a question that many have tried to answer only to end up looking naive when new discoveries have proved their theories wrong. However, it is safe to say that it did not all start with Thomas Cook however substantial his contribution might be. Antiquity is littered with examples individuals who have made significant, often unintentional, contributions to the industry, some of whom are explored here.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGiants of Tourism
    EditorsRichard Butler, Roslyn A Russell
    Place of PublicationWallingford
    Pages3-17
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2010

    Keywords

    • history of tourism
    • ancient olympics
    • classical Greece and Rome
    • history of hospitality
    • knights templar
    • hospitality
    • tourism

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