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The Evolution and Development of Tourism

Introduction

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Tourism has its historical origins in the ancient cultures of the Greek and Roman social elite.

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Modern day tourism is about the pursuit of pleasure in a location away from everyday life and the use of one's leisure time for non-work purposes.

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Vacation taking and holiday making turned up at more or less the same time as the consumer (Inglis; 2000).

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Consumers began to take holidays as a fashionable activity from sometime early in the second half of the 18th century.

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This trend driven element of tourism is a considerable force in the pursuit of pleasure through history as the status and recognition which are still afforded to travel experiences are considerable in Western society.

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The late 20th century saw the ride of the heritage industry as a core interest within tourism with a dramatic rise in, demand for and supply of heritage based attractions.

Tourism, History and the Past: Its Significance and Analysis

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The historians analysis of tourism is dominated by two complementary and yet divergent themes: the development of tourism and its continuity as a phenomenon through time which is often running parallel to and sometimes in opposition with the process of change where tourism is constantly evolving and changing often due to innovation in transport or products (Armstrong and Williams; 2005).

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The constant demands among tourists for places to visit and different experiences helps to keep the phenomenon of tourism growing.

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Tourism never stays static; it may continue to exist in locality but it is in a constant state of flux, evolution, development and change.

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There are two approaches used in historical research: the analysis of how changes have come about and the formative influences on the contemporary era and the in depth study of specific eras ad phenomena in past times.

The Origins of Modern Tourism

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Tourism as we understand it today evolved through time building on the needs, compunctions and desires of society and the opportunities that were presented.

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