The History of Tourism: Thomas Cook and the Origins of Leisure Travel
Bringing together a collection of sources, this set explores the origins of organized tour holidays, as pioneered by the entrepreneurial Thomas Cook. The collection is international, covering tours in Britain and also Switzerland, America, Japan, China, India, Ceylon, Singapore, Israel and Palestine. As well as giving an insight into the workings of this long standing company, the works selected are also pieces of travel and history. For example, Thomas Cook's Letters from the Sea and Foreign Lands.. (1872) gives details not only of the height of the Yosemite Waterfalls (as well as the Indian and American names), but also baggage allowances on French and Italian railways, itineraries for journeys from Liverpool to Alexandria via New York, Chicago, Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Singapore and Delhi. The first three volumes in the set are all facsimile reproductions. The fourth volume is a new publication. The set also contains an introduction which places the works selected in the appropriate historical and contemporary context.
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