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travel&tourism, Anna Ferrier

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Inveralmond chs

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of travel&tourism, Anna Ferrier

Travel & Tourism Travel & Tourism Political Change
1871 bank holiday act creates four public holidays a year 1901 Factory Act gives women and young people at least six days paid holiday a year 1938 Holidays with Pay Act makes annual family holiday a reality for the masses 1969 Development of tourism Act creates British Tourist Authority and National Tourist Boards - stimulates inbound and domestic tourism economic change 16th-18th centuries 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 travel 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 travellers pest social change 16th-18th centuries The Grand Tour - educational - social pleasure
Rise of the Spas - Health - Social/fashionable resorts, e.g Baths, Buxton, Scarbrough
rise of the seaside - Health - social/fashionable resorts, e.g. Brightom, Blackpool, Southend 19th century Rise in urban population - motivation to travel for relaxtion 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 intrest in foreign travel shorter working week
increase in disposable income
by 1990s most british workers have 4-6 weeks paid holiday a year technological change 17-18th centuries Development of the stage-coach
initial developments in road building 19th century invention of tarmacadam
development of the railway
introduction of passenger steamships
invention of the bicycle 20th century invention of the motor car
introduction of the charabanc
developments in the aircraft technology surplus wartime aircraft commercial jet airlines
Boeing 747 wide bodied jets carrying 400
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