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Introduction to Tourism 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 What Does It Take to Be a Tourist? Disposable Income Time Infrastructure

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definitions
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
what does it take to be a tourist
What Does It Take to Be a Tourist?
  • Disposable Income
  • Time
  • Infrastructure
history of tourism
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
history cont d
History Cont’d
  • Why did people start traveling?
    • See things
      • Buildings, art, etc.
    • Learn new languages
    • Taste new food
grand tour
Grand Tour
  • Rich English men traveled Europe
    • England – France – Switzerland – Italy – Germany – Holland
  • What is the modern equivalent?
backpacking it s a rite of passage
Backpacking! It’s a rite of passage!

Source: Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org/)

activity
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