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Travel and Tourism - Dylan & Meghan
Transcript of Travel and Tourism - Dylan & Meghan
The rise of the seaside increased the popularity of places such as Brighton, Blackpool and Southend. 19th Century : Rise in urban population meant there was more motivation to travel for relaxation to the coast/seaside.
There was more enthusiasm for healthy outdoor life.
Victorian values included family holidays.
Attitudes changed towards travel as tour operators took the worry out of travelling. 20th Century : World Wars stimulated a desire to travel.
Cinema, radio and TV stimulated an interest in foreign travel.
Working weeks became shorter and there was an increase in disposable income.
By the 1990s most British workers had 4-6 weeks paid holiday a year. Technological Change 17th - 18th Century : This brought the development of stage-coach and the initial developments in road building. 19th Century : This brought the invention of tarmacadam, the development of the railway, the introduction of passenger steamships and the invention of the bicycle. 20th Century : This brought the invention of the motor car, the introduction of the charabanc, the developments in aircraft technology (surplus wartime aircraft).
The Boeing 747 wide-bodied jets could carry 400+ passengers.