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Theories on the historical development of tourism


, : Theories on the historical development of tourism. Rassegna di Studi Turistici 26(3/4): 221-228

Originating with the Grand Tour of the 1700s, tourism is essentially a voyage with an expected return to base. The activity has roots in the Middle Ages and is seen as being symptomatic of human behaviour and of civilization. Tourism development is closely linked to the economic and social development of a nation. Methods of transport and style of travel have changed greatly over the centuries.

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