Making Sense of Tourism: 1.1 On the Move (Paperback)
On the Move traces the revolutions transport changes brought to British and United States' tourism between 1851 and 1941. Railways turned coastal villages into resort towns. Steamships carried hundreds of people to islands and continents. Trams and trolleys gave quick district access. Cars and coaches offered the freedom to choose between fixed routes. Air transport brought fast international travel. Tourism became a mass activity. The concept of the holiday gained ground. Travel experiences mixed enjoyment with new knowledge.
On the Move takes a radically new look at how transport in one of the World's greatest activities developed. It is book #2 in the Making Sense of Tourism series, following the well-received opening worktourism; transport, The Beckoning Horizon. Detailed accounts of the modes of tourist transport are given with a wealth of supporting information. The illustrations, in the style that made Beckoning Horizon distinctive, are prominent again. The book has an extensive bibliography and detailed index. As usual with this author, the style is immensely readable while carrying the authority of his many years of industrial and academic experience.
It will form another well-used book for the general reader, tourism professional, teacher and academic.