Date of Award


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Degree Name

Departmental Honors




Tourism in its current form did not exist until the nineteenth century with the emergence of the railroads. However, crucial developments in mid-eighteenth century Great Britain started the process leading to modem tourism. Over the course of the eighteenth century, the concept behind tourism expanded and its motivations were transformed. Early eighteenth century tourism was associated with wealth and class. United in their various interests by a common desire, tourists sought experience to assist them in their future life. By the end of the century a shift had taken place, and tourism took on a new face. Though this form of travel did not die until the twentieth century, it lost its position as the sole model of travel. Modem tourism is a product of late eighteenth century theories and practices.

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Faculty Mentor

M. C. Z.

Departmental Honors Advisor

Susan O. Shapiro