Hospitatlity and Tourism Timeline - Chase Bartlett

  • 200

    Early Civilization

    Early Civilization
    During this time, people would travel by foot. Many did not travel for pleasure, but for the purpose of food sources, to follow climatic changes, or to escape threatning tribes. In certain occaisons, tribes would meet throughout the year to perform religious celebrations, to conduct tribal business, to trade, or simply to dance and socalize.
  • 200

    As Civilization Developed

    As Civilization Developed
    During this time, the strongest tribes took control of resources in many areas. Much of the travelling was done by tribe warriors or trader, Coinage was developped in this time, used to pay for goods.
  • 300

    4800 B.C. - 300 A.D.

    4800 B.C. - 300 A.D.
    During this long era, many advancements were made. The way of travel became more efficient. Roads were built and many traveled by boat. This was the first era that hotels, restaurants, bars, and many other business's began to spring up. Travelers would travel for theater, work, and even for the traditional Greek Olympic Games.
  • 400

    Roman Era (400 B.C. - 400 A.D.)

    Roman Era (400 B.C. - 400 A.D.)
    The Roman era was the true birth of how tourism should be. The creation of an internationally accepted currency allowed people to travel from one country to another with ease. Peace and prosperity are the cornerstones of tourism and for many years the Roman era provided these. By 400 A.D. the great Roman Empire would lay in ruins and tourism came to a stand still for nearly 800 years.
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Middle Ages (1000 - 1300)

    Middle Ages (1000 - 1300)
    Once the Roman Catholic Church became the dominate empire, knights began to travel and take place in 'holy wars' agaisnt other empires. Once these wars concluded, travelling merchants began travelling far east and returning with goods such as spices, silks, and merhcandise. These goods created great interest to foriegn lands. This interest renewed curiosty and desire for knowledge which led to a rebirth of travel and forever set the foundation for modern tourism.
  • 17th - 19th Century

    17th - 19th Century
    During this era, England's nobility began sending thier sons on what was called 'le grand tour' to become educated. Le grand tour was a trip that would last several years and ventured to many different cities throughout Europe such as Paris, Florence, Rome, Zurich, and Vienna. The industrial revolution had a huge impact on tourism with the birth of machines and oppurtunity. Those with discretionary time and money would make travel a common element of their life.
  • 1800 - 1939

    1800 - 1939
    This era provided the greatest advancement to the tourism industry to this day. The 1800's provided steamships and steam trains which made crossing oceans and continents easy, and in 1903, air travel was finally established. During the 1920's and 1930's, air routes had been decided and travel between continents had become signigicantly faster. This was the first era people could travel indepentantly without the need of walking or horse, this is because of the birth of the automobile.
  • World War II (1939 - 1945)

    World War II (1939 - 1945)
    The start of the second world war put a pause on tourism. Safe travel became unvailible, and those who traveled were few. Many men and women were sent over sea to fight in the war. Although tourism was suffering, numourous advancements were made to transportation. Bigger and faster planes, automobiles, and boats were made. Ships and trains became more comfortable and were able to hold more passengers. These advancements in transportation fueled tourism and propelled it to where it is today.
  • September 11th, 2001

    September 11th, 2001
    No one incident has ever affected the tourism industry in such a way until this day. September 11, 2001 (9/11), a group of terrosist flew two fully fueled american airline jumbo jets into the twin towers, killing hundreds in the process. This attack has forced governments to improve safety procedures to an all time high. This has damaged the tourism industry, but hasn't ended it. Passengers are now more catious of the location of their destination in hopes to avoid any future attacks.
  • Today

    The tourism industry is booming and bigger than ever. Today more and more people are traveling and taking long vacations. Because of higher incomes and cheaper traveling costs, more people are able to travel. Many people travel to help release stress from their everday stressful lives. Tourism is popping up on almost every corner, all over the world. People love to travel and we can predict many advancements in the near future.
  • The Future

    The Future
    The future looks very promising for the tourism industry. The tourism industry is already the largest industry in the world and it will continue to grow. Advancements will be made and traveling will soon become as easy as tying a shoe! All we can do is sit back and watch as this magnificant industry continues to grow.