Tourism and Empire: The Thomas Cook & Son Enterprise on the Nile, 1868–1914

  title={Tourism and Empire: The Thomas Cook \& Son Enterprise on the Nile, 1868–1914},
  author={F. Robert Hunter},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={28 - 54}
  • F. Hunter
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies
At its inception, tourism was a uniquely western phenomenon. A product of the industrial revolution, modern tourism was founded, developed, and perfected in Britain, western Europe, and North America during the second half of the nineteenth century.1 The launching of Cook excursions in Britain (1841), the appearance of the first Baedeker guide (1843), the inauguration of a winter 'season' in Saint Moritz (1864), the creation of Yellowstone (1877): these were important markers of its growth path… 

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