External Links

The following external website links have been provided to aid further research into the subject of mass tourism.


The History of Tourism: Structures on the Path to Modernity

An essay by Ueli Gyr, Prof. em. Dr., from the Institute for Social Anthopology and Cultural Sciences at the University of Zurich.

Leisure Time and Technology

An essay by Dr. Stefan Poser, researcher and lecturer on Social, Economic and Technological History at Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg.

Scottish Tourism & Leisure in the Nineteenth Century, Material from Special Collections – University of Glasgow

The Department of Special Collections has a wide range of primary source material relevant to the study of the growth of tourism in Scotland in the nineteenth century.

South Tyrol Museum of Tourism

'Touriseum' – An enjoyable journey through the history of tourism in the Alps. The first museum in the Alpine region dedicated to the history of tourism.

A History of Modern Tourism

Supplementary material designed to build on the book of the same title written by Professor Eric G. E. Zuelow, Associate Professor of European History at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.

The John Murray Archive

The archive preserves the accounts of explorers and travellers, including letters, passports, journals and photographs, which were published by John Murray. Papers include material written by African missionary and explorer, David Livingstone and Arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin.

Wisconsin Historical Society

The tourism collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains essays, photographs of objects, such as a ‘camper’s wash up kit’ for the increasingly mobile and independent traveller, as well as maps, postcards and pamphlets.

World Tourism Organisation

Get the latest and most up-to-date tourism statistics for all the countries and regions around the world, including data on inbound, domestic and outbound tourism, as well as on tourism industries, employment and complementary indicators.

Special Collections at Belk Library, Appalachian State University, North Carolina

This collection explores argitourism in Western North Carolina, the history of tourism in that area throughout the 1950s, tourism in East Tennessee (the history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the current ramifications of tourism) and tourism in the Appalachian region from c.1880 to the present day.

America's First Road Trip – A PBS Film

A film, by PBS, covering the adventurous travels of Horatio Nelson Jackson (driver), Sewell K. Crocker and Bud (the dog) across America by motor car in 1903.

The National Parks, America’s Best Idea – A Film by Ken Burns (Via PBS)

A film covering the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.

The Curt Teich Postcard Archives (Lake County Discovery Museum)

The Curt Teich Postcard Archives, part of the Lake County Discovery Museum, is recognized throughout the world as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials. The collection contains over 400,000 postcards of more than 10,000 towns and cities in North America and worldwide.

European Travellers to Wales – Bangor University, Wales

This three year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project looks into the various portrayals of Wales and ‘Welshness’ in European travel writing in the period 1750-2010. The project is a collaboration between Bangor University, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and Swansea University.

Women's Travel Writing, 1780-1840 – University of Wolverhampton

British travel writing bibliographical database providing full records of all known books of travel published in Britain and Ireland by women between 1780 and 1840, supplemented by notes, short biographies of the travel writers and illustrators, and web links to online digital editions.