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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,947 words

Mesoamerica has been a destination of foreign travelers for more than five centuries, but tourism became a major enterprise only

Tourism

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

Tourism, in one form or another, has been with us since biblical times, but its emergence as a major industry

Tourism

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Current Version:
2009

Tourism, in one form or another, has been with us for millennia, but its emergence as a major industry with

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1,837 words

The exponential growth of international tourism arrivals from 25 million in 1950 to a projected 1 billion in 2010 is

Tourism in Africa

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010

In 2002, twenty-nine million tourists traveled to Africa’s game parks, natural wonders, historic sites, markets, and beaches. Tourism accounted

Tourism

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,453 words

was slow to develop in Australia. NZ, with more spectacular natural features, was quicker off the mark; but neither country—separately

tourism, domestic

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009

a cultural practice of visiting estates and *picturesque sites, as well as a set of genres including travel journals, guidebooks,

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
309 words

in Ireland was long undeveloped because of the poor roads and transport. The development of canals, from the late

Tourism

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Patricia M. Lambert and Philip Duke

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
2,089 words

Human curiosity about ancient monuments and artifacts probably predates the keeping of written records. Early written accounts of mummies and

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Richard V. Smith

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
493 words
Rooted in the British tradition of spas, seaside resorts, and the “grand tour,” tourism in the United States was reenforced by Americans' wanderlust and close connection to the land. As ... More
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Shelley Baranowski, Millie Creighton, Justin Corfield, Shalini Singh, and Julio Aramberri

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
6,309 words
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[This entry includes five subentries: Overview Japanese Tourism The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia South Asia ... More
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Antony J. S. Spawforth

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
277 words

(see travel). Well-known Greek tourists include *Solon, said (Hdt. 1. 30) to have visited Egypt and Lydia ‘for the sake of seeing’ (...

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Nicole Neatby

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
712 words
From its early days Canada has attracted many people, mainly settlers or immigrants, but pleasure-seeking travellers also set foot in Canada as early as the mid-17th century. These were ... More

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