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History of Travel and Tourism

The understanding of tourism as a complex field of research has led to a renewed focus on its history. In a certain sense, the evolution of travel is so broadly transversal that it overlaps the history of mankind itself. One way of affirming a distinctiveness is entering the understandings of the past on the movement of people, at a comparative level; the already mainstream assertion about the past being a foreign country is perhaps the most vivid approach to the history of tourism. But conducting historical tourism research is not equivalent to the writing of a history of tourism. The former is a basic prerequisite for obtaining insight into behaviors and lifestyles that led to tourism today, paired with social studies or economics.

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