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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New Zealand Volcano Eruption: 19 confirmed dead

New Zealand Volcano Eruption 12-23-2019 – death toll rises to 19  – Police said on Monday that another person died at an Auckland hospital overnight 9-12-2019 : Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says police doing ‘everything they can’: 5 confirmed dead, 20 missing The eruption of the Whakaari volcano left at least five dead and several missing in New Zealand. The country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, reported that it is estimated that about a hundred people were near the area when the …

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Overtourism in New Zealand – New eTA Tax

Overtourism in New Zealand – New eTA Tax (IVL)

The Government of New Zealand announced that from July 1, 2019 a tourist tax is charged between 25 to 35 local dollars (from 17.4 to 24.4 dollars or 15 to 21 euros). This is due to the over-tourism that affects New Zealand.

The International Tax on Conservation and Tourism (IVL – International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy) has a cost of 35 New Zealand dollars.

Overtourism in New Zealand
Overtourism in New Zealand

 

According to the Minister of Tourism of New Zealand, Kelvin Davis, this tax is intended to make the country benefit through tourism. Also that travelers contribute directly to the infrastructure they will use during their stay.

In this way they help protect the natural places they visit. The tax will be divided between conservation and tourism, with three areas of attention, conservation, infrastructure and systems.

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