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  • The Early Explorers

    The Early Explorers
    • Nomadic hunter and gathers moved in search of food
    • Ancient man began to build roads to facllitate the movement of troops through empires
    • Travel for the purpose of commerce and trade took explorers to strange land to meet other people
    • wealthy greeks and romans began to travel foe leisure to their summer homes and villas
  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal
    Taj mahal means "crown of buildings ". The structure began in 1632 and was completed in 1653 . The building employed thousands of craftsmen and artisans . It was built in the memory of Shah Jahan's third wife Mumtaz mahal . The building has 2 to 4 million vistitors annually including 200,000 from over seas .
  • The First Traveling Company

    The First Traveling Company
    • Cox and Kings was the first offical travel company to be formed 1758
    • Late 1970's sports travel has been big
  • Dark Ages

    Dark Ages
    • In midieval times the pilgrams and missionaries were driven by their religious convictions
    • in the late 16th century it became fashionable for young aristocrats and wealthy upper class men to travel to important european cities
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    • Brought leisure travel to Europe
    • Middle class now had the time to travel thanks to industrialized production with efficient and faster machinery
    • They had more money and more time to relax
    • For the first time ever traveling was done for the sole pleasure of it
    • Thomas cook in 1841 put together the first package holidayy in history
  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    • Was a gift from France
    • Represented libertas , the roman goddes of freedom
    • The project didnt start until earky 1870's
    • The arm was displayed in Madison Square park from 1876 to 1882
    • On D-Day june 6th 1944 the light flash (dot dot-dot- dash) , the Morse code for V victory
    • 240 people per day are permitted to ascend the statue
  • Eiffel Tour

    Eiffel Tour
    The Eiffel tower is located on Champ de mars in Paris , France. It is the global icon of France as well as the tallest building in France. It stands at 324 meters (1,063 ft) or 81 storeys. Tallest man made building until the Chrysler building. The tower was built for the 1889 world's fair entrance .
  • Disneyland

    • Open to the puclic July , 18 1955
    • Disneyland hold the distimction of being the only theme park to be designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself
    • In 1998 the theme park was re-branded to "Disneyland Park" to distinguish it from the larger Disneyland complex
    • Disneyland has the most cumulative attendance of any theme park in the world with close to 600 million since July 18th ,1955
  • Lake Lanier

    Lake Lanier
    • Officially Lake Sidney Lanier
    • Lake Lanier began filling in 1956, and in 1957, 20 miles downstream
    • The lake is extremely popular with boaters, houseboats, jetskiers and others
    • The lake is in Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Gwinnett, and Lumpkin counties
  • Palm Dubai Islands

    Palm Dubai Islands
    • World's 3 largest man-made islands
    • Took 4 years of planning
    • Also named 'The Eighth Wonder of the World'
    • First announced in May 2002
  • Modern Age

    Modern Age
    • affordable air travel soon contributed t international mass tourism
    • Differernt developments in tourism have changed the way we travel