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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Palace of Versailles Virtual Tour

Chateau & Palace of Versailles Virtual Tour Palace of Versailles Virtual Tour: If you are in your house in quarantine, waiting for the coronavirus crisis to pass, there are options for virtual trips. In addition to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and the Internet there are other options. Google Arts & Culture offers a virtual tour to almost 3000 museums, castles and art galleries around the world. There are many museums and palaces that offer very complete virtual tours. There is no …

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European Union close external borders for 30 days

European Union will close external borders for 30 days to slow coronavirus pandemic KEY POINTS Leaders of European Union countries have agreed to close the EU’s external borders to most people from other countries for 30 days in a new effort to slow the coronavirus pandemic. Movement within European Union member nations will be still be allowed. On Monday, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said he was closing his nation’s borders to foreigners, with the major exception of U.S. citizens. …

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Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe to US

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe to US The US President made the announcement from the Oval Office at the White House US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus.In a televised address on Wednesday, he said all travel from Europe would be suspended for the next 30 days. But he said the “strong but necessary” restrictions would not apply to the UK, where 460 cases …

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The Artistic Walls of Carcassonne – France

Carcassonne Celebrates UNESCO Anniversary With art

Carcassonn -France- is a medieval city in the south of France and has two sites classified by UNESCO on the list of World Heritage: the medieval city, double unice fortress in Europe, and the Canal du Midi.

The Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin ; "eccentric concentric circles" Artistic Walls of Carcassonne
The Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin ; “eccentric concentric circles”
Main entrance to the medieval walled city. Drawbridge”

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