Home Work Chapter 2.docx - Jayme Luzzi Domestic International Tourism Professor Whitley February 6th 2020 Chapter 2 Questions 1 Of what value is

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Jayme Luzzi Domestic & International Tourism Professor Whitley February 6th, 2020 Chapter 2 Questions 1. Of what value is learning the fundamentals of tourism’s long history? The long history of tourism is valuable because it portrays how civilizations developed, traded, and interacted with one another and how they still do to this day. It also allows us to provide a financial analysis on the value of specializing in a specific area of the travel industry or a specific place in the world when deciding on a course for our career. 2. Do today’s travelers have motivations and concerns similar to those of travelers who lived during the classical era? Today millions of people travel for leisure, business, educational, religious, and military purposes which have been long standing themes in travel throughout the ages, including the classical era. There is still some degree of threat when entering an area that is unfamiliar to a traveler, however the likelihood of being the victim of crime all depends on the area you are traveling to, it is always important to be attentive when traveling regardless of your location or the era you are traveling in. 3. What were the principal travel impulses of such early sea explorers as Columbus, Cabot, Balboa, Magellan, and Gosnold? The principal travel impulses of the early sea explorers were that they were all looking for new areas of the world to explore and exploit. Much of the world was not established and discovered yet, therefore they wanted to be the first ones to find new land. For example, Columbus explored Central America, Cabot discovered Novia Scotia, Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean, Magellan wanted to circumnavigate the globe, even though he was killed, and Gosnold navigates the eastern coast of the U.S. 4. Give some examples of how guides operated in early tourism. Why were they so important? Are their functions the same today? Their ethics? (When discussing, include tour escorts.) Guides were important because the social structures such as roadways and infrastructure were not as advanced as it is today. Also, in many areas law enforcement did not exist as a means of support should travelers run into trouble. Guides assisted in easing tension between travelers and locals and also provided them safe passage in dangerous areas that may not have had a clear path through them. Their function is different today because of the use of technology and advancement in most areas of the world. However, they are still needed in uncivilized areas or
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