Thomas Cook & Son in the History of Tourism

Thomas Cook and The first Organized Tourist Trip

Thomas Cook & Son History of Tourism. The founder grew up in a Baptist family and was a fervent believer, both traveling through his region as a missionary. I work as a cabinetmaker to earn money. Influenced by his experience as a missionary, he decided to be a teetotaler at age 25. He attributed part of the great social problems of the moment to alcohol consumption.

In a way, his participation in the anti-alcohol league helped him in his work success, since his first organized trip was for a group of 500 teetotalers in 1841, from Leicester to Loughborough, a distance of 11 miles. They paid a shilling each approximately U$S 3.05 today

Thomas Cook & Son - History of Tourism
Thomas Cook & Son – History of Tourism

Trip to the International exhibition in Paris

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Two new 4,600-year-old pyramids

The archaeological site of Dahshur

The archaeological site of Dahshur is an hour's drive from Cairo. It is on the western bank of the Nile River. There are several pyramids and new places to visit. An ancient wall, 60 meters long, was discovered south of the pyramid of Pharaoh Amenemhat.

Two new 4,600-year-old pyramids
Two new 4,600-year-old pyramids: ceremony of the pyramid and its satellites, on July 13, 2019

Nearby, archeological excavations also brought out funeral masks and tools for carving stones. These artifacts date from the time of Lower Egypt, from 750 to 332 B.C.

For several years, Egyptian authorities regularly announce archaeological discoveries. This is due to a relaunch of tourism, affected by political instability. And also for the attacks recorded after the Egyptian revolution of 2011. The tourism sector in Egypt registered some improvement in 2018

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Two new 4,600-year-old pyramids open to the public

Closed to the public more than 50 years ago, this weekend authorities in Egypt opened access to two pyramids in Dahshu. This place is south of Cairo and has a collection of sarcophagi, with mummies in very good condition.

Egypt : 4,600-year-old pyramids
Egypt : 4,600-year-old pyramids

Jaled al Anani, Minister of Antiquities of Egypt said that one of these pyramids was built by Pharaoh Sneferu. This pharaoh was the founder of the fourth dynasty of the pharaohs of Egypt.

During the archaeological exploration there were very important discoveries.
Sarcophagi were discovered in stone, clay and wood, some of which have mummies in good condition.

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