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Author Richardson, John I. (John Ivor), 1931-

Title A history of Australian travel and tourism / John I. Richardson
Published Melbourne : Hospitality Press, 1999


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Description xviii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Contents: Pt. 1. The foundation : Australian travel and tourism up to 1914. Ch. 1. The world : how travel and tourism developed. The start of it all. How steam-power changed the world. The inventive mind of Thomas Cook. Other innovators : Murray, Baedeker, and American Express. The passenger ships get bigger and faster. The spread of railways. The first modern hotels. Coney Island shows the way. The car and the plane make their entry -- ch. 2. Travel in Australia to 1914. Before 1788. Technology conquers distance. The first flight controversy. Travel by sea. The neglect of road transport. The first railways and mixed gauges. The river steamboats. The railways take over. The coming of the motor car -- ch. 3. Where they stayed : the development of the hospitality industry. The first inns and hotels. Grand hotels. Guest houses. Women in inns and hotels -- ch. 4. Early tourism and government involvement. For the pleasure of it all. The event of the century. Organising tourism. Collecting statistics -- pt. 2. The years between : 1918-1939. ch. 5. Two decades of rapid change. The Great Depression. Ships and trains, cars and planes. Luxury afloat. The development of airliners. The transformation of the railways. The hotels get bigger. Holidays with pay. The first definitions of the word "tourist" -- ch. 6. How they travelled and where they stayed. Faster and more comfortable trains. The new ships. On the roads. In the air. The hospitality sector moves slowly. Eating our -- ch. 7. Attracting tourists at home and abroad. Beaches, mountains, movies, and dancing. Organising, promoting, and selling tourism overseas. How travel and tourism was sold -- pt. 3. The era of mass tourism : after 1945. ch. 8. Tourism becomes a global business. The war's travel legacy. 1950 to 1970. Travel and tourism from 1970. The world's biggest business. Concern about social and environmental impacts -- ch. 9. Post-war expansion in Australia. Early changes : immigration and the motor car. The watershed years. The 1990s. International travel. The entrepreneurs. The past as an attraction. Protecting the environment. Indigenous tourism. The internationalisation of the industry -- ch. 10. More revolutions on the ground. The love affair with cars. Coach touring. Car rentals. The railways -- ch. 11. More revolutions in the air. Government involvement in the airlines. Australian international services. Ownership changes. Ansett International begins service. TAA's domestic challenge. The origins of the Two Airlines Policy. Abeles and Murdoch take over. Deregulation and the two Compasses. The rise of regional airlines -- ch. 12. More revolutions on the water. An end to coastal passenger services. Changes in Bass Strait. South Australia : the Gulf Trip and catamarans. Cruising from Australian ports. Reef, harbour, and inland cruising -- ch. 13. Accommodation : keeping up with the times. The travel liberation. The proliferation of motels. The old, grand hotels go. The international breed. The hotel investors. The operators. Hotels and casinos. Caravans, camps, and hostels. Tourists in the home -- ch. 14. A culinary renaissance. From desert to abundance. The restaurant as a tourist attraction. The fundamental Asian influence. Regional food differences -- ch. 15. Distribution : people and electronics. The post-war years. The formation of AFTA. The wholesalers. AFTA and the banks. Consumer protection. The rise of agency groups. The consolidators. Commissions and service fees. Electronic distribution. Ticketless travel. Online travel agencies -- ch. 16. Co-ordinating and planning. The early days : no-one was listening. The bureaus corporatise. Regional tourism. Promotion overseas : the formation of the ATC. ATC operations. Commonwealth departments of tourism. Strategic planning. Co-ordinating the industry. Co-ordinating the MICE sector -- ch. 17. Tracking and teaching tourism. Research. Education and training -- ch. 18. Postscript : the past as a guide to the future. The problems of prediction. Technology : the Global Village. The new vehicles. Technology and the industry. Technology and the customers. Managing future tourism. A final question : can our product stay Australian?
Summary This is the first comprehensive history of Australian travel and tourism, showing how an industry grew from Australia's earliest days to become a major part of the economy. It is set in context in the world scene. The forces which have shaped modern tourism - technology, social developments such as paid holidays and inspired innovations that made tourism cheaper, safer and accessible to tens of millions - are all traced and then related to the Australian experience
Analysis Domestic tourism in Australia
Federal issue
Government business enterprises
Overseas tourism in Australia
Tourism promotion
Tourist industry
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 338-349
Audience Adult
Subject Tourism -- Australia.
Tourism -- Australia -- Tourism history -- Tourism economic aspects Australia -- Australia description and travel
Tourism -- History.
Tourism -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Description and travel.
LC no. 00002016
ISBN 1862504830
1862504962 (paperback)
Other Titles Australian travel and tourism