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To Travel is the act of going from one place to another, usually a considerable distance.
Motivators of Travel1.Commerce - early motivator of travel2.Romans - 1stto travel on land on large scales.Their desire to discover/conquest resulted in massive road building.They also traveled for pleasure as well3.Organized religion started many pilgrimages.4.Marco Polo- 12th CenturyPopularized long distance travel & tradeHe was intrigued by the large abundance of food in the far east, in particular all the noodle shops. PASTA!
Motivators of Travel5.13th century– trade was the primary reason for travelWHY?magnetic compass maps6.14th century- Travel for cultural/artistic reasons became popularColumbus.7.By the 17th Century The Pineapple became the official symbol of the Hospitality Industry.
1.What are some of the early motivators of travel and who are some of the people that impacted travel?Answer1.Trade2.Commerce3.Organized Religion4.Marco Polo5.Magnetic Compass
Steamships17th/18thCenturyconnected Europe & Americas - Cruise linersRailroadsEngland 1804 – comprehensive rail system Thomas Cook – 1841Made arrangement for 570 people to go to a temperance meeting 1st travel agentLate 1800 USA
Automobiles1. 19thcentury horses were for short distance, trains & ships for long distance 2. 1867Bicycles were invented introduced at the Paris worlds fair of 1867. Paved roads were build for bicycles and surprisingly bicycle manufacturers made the first cars. 3.1ststeam engine came from FranceHeavy tricycles powered by steam4.1stgas engine came from Germany5.Henry Ford- 1908, 1st model THis dream was that every family in America could own a car.Suburbs became popular around 1920’s
Airplanes new form of TransportationRussia - 1914British – 1919 Paris to London1918 - USA Postal ServiceConcorde – 1977 London to NY
1.1.11ststInnsInnswere probably private homes - Greeks-500 BC.No one knows for sure,2.2.Middle agesMiddle ages– Inns were built along highwaysMost likely of questionable reputations3.3.17th Century17th Century- Inns were well established in England & the ContinentImportant social & political gatheringsThe word “hotel” was first used in England -1760<Faethers hotel>4.