publication . Article . 2011

«The hotel industry and its importance in the technical and economic development of a region : the Lake Geneva case (1852-1914)»

Humair Cédric;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Journal of Tourism History, volume Vol. 3, issue Issue 3, pages 237-265
Abstract
The historiography dedicated to tourism has emphasised how some socio economic evolutions such as urbanisation mechanisation of transport or the advent of leisure time in society have supported pleasure trips and therefore the development of the hotel industry. On the contrary the research has too often neglected or at least minimised the impact of the hotel sector on a region’s development. This contribution seeks to fill this gap by analysing the Geneva Lake region one of the most important birthplaces of the European tourism. In this space not much touched by the first industrial revolution the hotel business has in fact played the role of an economic motor ...
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