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  1. Introduction to Tourism

  2. Definitions • Tourism • Travel for the purposes of leisure or recreation • Tourist • Someone who travels to a place outside their usual environment and stays there for less than one year

  3. What Does It Take to Be a Tourist? • Disposable Income • Time • Infrastructure

  4. Where would you go and why?

  5. History of Tourism • “Holiday” • Derived from the words “holy” and “day” • “Pilgrimage” • Travel to a sacred place • Mecca • Required in the Muslim faith • Graceland • Home of Elvis Presley

  6. History Cont’d • Why did people start traveling? • See things • Buildings, art, etc. • Learn new languages • Taste new food

  7. Grand Tour • Rich English men traveled Europe • England – France – Switzerland – Italy – Germany – Holland • What is the modern equivalent?

  8. Backpacking! It’s a rite of passage! Source: Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org/)

  9. Activity • Pick a time period outside of the last 100 years and create a tourist brochure that tries to get people to visit, such as: • Rome (during empire) • Greece (during ancient times) • Europe (during black plague) • Scotland (during Braveheart days) • The more random the better • Get creative