Oxford researchers are now invited to trial Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture – the History of Tourism. This resource provides access to a highly diverse collection of material on well-known, little-known and far-flung travel destinations across the world between 1850s and 1980s.
It can be accessed via SOLO or OxLIP+. Please note that PDF downloads are not available during this trial.
Collections come from multiple archives, including Thomas Cook, provide a multi-national perspective on the evolution of affordable tourism between 1850 and the 1980s. It offers researchers an interesting insight into social and cultural history, such as the growth and expansion of travel agents and transport companies and the integral role they played in the accessibility of destinations across Britain, Europe, North America and around the World.
Key subject themes include:
- Historical, Cultural or Religious Tourism
- Road, Rail and Automobile Travel
- Children and Families
- Women and Tourism
- The Great Outdoors
- Planning and Business
- International Relations
- Package Tours
- Cruises and Organised Travel
- Accommodation, Hospitality and Entertainment
- Health and Medical Travel
- Urban Tours and City Breaks
The resource features a wide range of different document types, including:
- Travel diaries and journals
- Leaflets and brochures
- Government documents
- Printed books
- Prints, engravings, illustration and sketches
The coverage of countries is global, with documents covering the Arctic, Asia, Africa and Americas, Caribbean, Middle East and of course Europe.
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