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Historical giants : forefathers of modern hospitality and tourism

O'Gorman, Kevin D. (2010) Historical giants : forefathers of modern hospitality and tourism. In: Giants of Tourism. CABI, Wallingford, pp. 3-17. ISBN 9781845936525

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When tourism began and who the first the first tourists were is a question that many have tried to answer only to end up looking naive when new discoveries have proved their theories wrong. However, it is safe to say that it did not all start with Thomas Cook however substantial his contribution might be. Antiquity is littered with examples individuals who have made significant, often unintentional, contributions to the industry, some of whom are explored here.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 8081
Keywords: history of tourism, ancient olympics, classical Greece and Rome, history of hospitality, knights templar, hospitality, tourism, Recreation Leisure, Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World, Christianity
Subjects: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Recreation Leisure
History General and Old World > The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Christianity
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
Depositing user: Dr Kevin O'Gorman
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2009 11:32
Last modified: 12 Dec 2015 21:49

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