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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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Abstract

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.