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Transcript of travel&tourism simone
Travel the privilege of the wealthy 19th Century -
Rise in factory employment in towns - increase in wages Entrepreneurs like Thomas Cook offer special fares, reducing the cost of fares. 20th Century -
Wages continue to rise.
1938 Holidays with Pay.
Cost of overseas travel falls - e.g. charter operators and no-frills airlines offer low prices to travelers. 16th - 18th Centuries -
The Grand Tour - educational - social/pleasure.
Rise of the spas - health - social/fashionable resorts, e.g. Brighton, Blackpool and south end.
19th Century -
Rise in urban population - motivation to travel for relaxation to coast/seaside.
1871 Bank Holiday Act - four public holidays a year.
Enthusiasm for healthy outdoor life.
Victorian values - the family holiday.
Attitudes to travel change as tour operators such as Thomas Cook take the worry out of travel. 20th Century -
World Wars stimulate desire to travel.
Cinema, radio, and TV stimulate interest in foreign travel.
Shorter working week.
Increase in disposable income.
By 1990's, most British workers have 4-6 weeks' paid holiday a year.