Ch02Notes_06 - HTM 2454 Tourism Through the Ages Major...

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HTM 2454 Tourism Through the Ages Major civilizations that Influenced Tourism Great Travelers Through Time Famous Early Women Travel Writers
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Major Civilizations that Influenced Tourism Sumerians Egyptians Romans Greeks Phoenicians Polynesians Europeans Americans
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Sumerians The first to use….  money,  writing,  the wheel, and travel agents (if you can count a deity  appearing in a dream!) The founders of travel for modern humanity
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Egyptians The earliest known tourist attractions were  the Sphinx and the Pyramids at Giza Along with the Sumerians, they also were  into acquiring souvenirs Egypt was probably the location of the first  cruise – along the Nile
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Romans The first pleasure travelers; first beach-goers First great elaborate road/highway builders Traveled up to 100 miles a day using relays of  horses  
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Greeks Olympic games – offered athletic  performance, sacrifice, religious observance,  and artistic performances Took museums to the next level (from “OK” to 
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course HTM 2454 taught by Professor Bjmihalik during the Spring '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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Ch02Notes_06 - HTM 2454 Tourism Through the Ages Major...

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