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Unformatted text preview: HTM 2454 Tourism Through the Ages Major civilizations that Influenced Tourism Great Travelers Through Time Famous Early Women Travel Writers Major Civilizations that Influenced Tourism • Sumerians • Egyptians • Romans • Greeks • Phoenicians • Polynesians • Europeans • Americans 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 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 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 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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  • '06
  • BJMihalik
  • air travel, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley, Mary Wortley Montague, Tourism Great Travelers, Phoenicians Polynesians Europeans

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