By Myra Shackley
From shuttle within the historic and classical global to the expansion of underwater tourism within the nice Barrier Reef and the impact of the Gulf battle on nearby tourism, the Atlas of trip and Tourism improvement is a brand new departure from traditional texts, delivering a different review of the expansion of the tourism industry.Divided into 3 sections, the textual content appears to be like first on the prior, studying the impact of worldwide geography on shuttle styles, and offers an summary of the background of go back and forth and tourism. It then strikes onto the current, utilizing a local framework to illustrate how the actual and old geography of every zone is expounded to tourism improvement. the ultimate part presents a forecast of destiny traits for the following twenty years. * a different pictorial historical past of worldwide trip and exploration* Easy-to-use maps that chart improvement of tourism* Explains the expansion of tourism locations and tendencies in a geographic and ancient worldwide context
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During the 1970s, Europe and North America continued to dominate world tourism both as generators and as destinations – as they still do today – but probably three-quarters of all tourism in the world continues to be domestic. 1). 44 This phenomenon can already be seen in places such as Antarctica, which now attracts tourist cruise boats (p. 150), and this drive to seek out unique destinations can be characterized as a hallmark of our post-modernist society while the exodus towards ‘distant places’ is arguably one of the propensities of tourism.
1). The ‘Fertile Crescent’ of Mesopotamia in modern Iraq and the valley of the River Nile in Egypt were the locations for the development of some of the earliest known urbanized societies. 1). Broadly speaking, the history of travel in the Middle East can be divided into five major periods: the ancient world (from first beginnings until the defeat of the Persian Empire by Alexander the Great in 331–330 BC); the Hellenistic (Greek) and Roman world from 323 BC until the decline of the late Roman/Byzantine Empire in the fifth century AD; the Arab world from the seventh to the twelfth centuries AD (with interruptions such as the Crusades and culminating in the Mongol invasions); the Ottoman Empire (the thirteenth to the late nineteenth centuries); and the modern Middle East of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Very little overseas travel took place for leisure purposes right up until the middle of the nineteenth century, when travel still remained both expensive and dangerous. Local tolls and taxes and unreliable rates of exchange of foreign currency meant that travellers had to take with them enough money to cope with all eventualities (which might include a prolonged stay in hospital), and the gold they carried made them a source of prey for bandits or highwaymen. However, this was all about to change.