On the Move

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780520217676
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928992 | DOI:
On the Move

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This chapter discusses the tourists' quest for panoramas and the start of walking and package tours. It discusses the role of railways in opening up the West for tourism and developing the idea of the package tour. It then studies walking tours, which included countryside walks, hiking, and mountain climbing. The chapter also addresses the debate on who belongs in the outdoors, and explains how the arrival of automobiles changed tourist behavior. It also discusses the concepts of campers and camping, and how the history of tourism can be easily combined with the narrative of improved mobility and quicker transport.

Keywords: panoramas; walking tours; package tours; railways; outdoors; automobiles; tourist behavior; campers; camping; improved mobility

Chapter.  9555 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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