Covers destinations in Britain, the United States and Europe with speical attention to seaside resorts, cultural tours and National Parks. Also documents the growth of travel agencies along with the importance of transport networks for tourism development. Primary sources include: brochures, guidebooks, photo albums, tourist ephemera, printed books, travel agency records, handwritten journals, government correspondence promoting tourism after the Second World War and periodicals such as Cook’s Excursionist (1851-1902). In addition there are numerous audiovisual materials including promotional films from Thomas Cook, the Camping and Caravanning Club and Lunn Poly.
This collection documents the growth of tourism from the mid-1800s through to the 1980s. This resource is provided by Adam Matthew.