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Atlas of Travel and Tourism Development by Myra Shackley

By Myra Shackley

From shuttle within the old and classical international to the expansion of underwater tourism within the nice Barrier Reef and the impact of the Gulf battle on nearby tourism, the Atlas of go back and forth and Tourism improvement is a brand new departure from traditional texts, offering a different evaluate of the expansion of the tourism industry.Divided into 3 sections, the textual content seems to be first on the prior, interpreting the impression of worldwide geography on trip styles, and offers an summary of the heritage of go back and forth and tourism. It then strikes onto the current, utilizing a nearby framework to illustrate how the actual and ancient geography of every quarter is expounded to tourism improvement. the ultimate part presents a forecast of destiny traits for the following 20 years. * a different pictorial background of worldwide trip and exploration* Easy-to-use maps that chart improvement of tourism* Explains the expansion of tourism locations and traits in a geographic and historical worldwide context

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During the twenty years after the War, air travel grew faster than sea travel, with the number of passengers crossing the Atlantic by air exceeding those travelling by sea for the first time in 1957. Car ownership had risen from 200 000 in 1920 to 2 million in 1939. The post-war period saw a phenomenal growth in international travel, although punctuated by drops and troughs in demand related to political activities and terrorism. By 1965 Spain had become Europe’s leading tourism destination, with 14 million visitors a year, although that figure would later quadruple in size (largely as a result of the UK-driven package holiday market).

36 Foreign travel became part of an aristocratic man’s education, but domestic travel for pleasure began at the same time with the emergence of fashionable spas and seaside resorts (such as Bath or Brighton in the UK, p. 100). The practice of taking mineral waters (both internally and externally) for health and pleasure goes back to Roman times, with spas (aquae) distributed throughout Roman territories. These declined at the same time as the Empire, but their existence became the basis for the growth of fashionable spa resorts throughout Europe in the eighteenth century – including Aquae Sulis (Bath, UK), Aquae Calidae (Vichy, France), Aquae Mattiacae (Germany) and the hot spring resorts of the Bay of Naples, which had been a tourist resort in Roman times (p.

2 Ancient empires purpose. However, not all Arabian cities are of such ancient foundation; in contrast to Bahrain, the headland now occupied by Kuwait city was settled only 300 years ago but it grew rapidly. By 1760 Kuwait had a dhow fleet of 800 boats, which connected with the camel caravans based there and that travelled regularly overland to Baghdad and Damascus. During the Middle Ages, much of what is now the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was part of the Kingdom of Hormuz and controlled the entrance to, and the trade within, the whole of the Gulf of Arabia.

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