The development of the travel and tourism industry

  • Ford motor car introduced

    The first Ford motor car was introduced in 1908. This made it much easier for families to go away from home on holiday and was a major boost to domestic tourism. Weekend trips also became possible. People could travel to destinations without a railway station.
  • Butlin's first holiday camp opens

    The first Butlin's holiday camp opened in 1936. This offered people a package - accommodation, food and entertainment were all available at the holiday camp. This was a new style of holiday for people in the UK and it reduced the burden on parents trying to plan entertaining holidays for their children,
  • Holidays with Pay Act

    The Holidays with Pay Act was a big boost to the travel and tourism industry as people were now more able to take holidays as they were, in effect, paid to do so.