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Leisure - Tourism
(1,064 words)

Part of Leisure:

1. Leisure

2. Tourism

3. Sport

1. History. In every age of the world man has been a traveller, as nomad, warrior, discoverer, pilgrim, refugee, adventurer or seeker of culture. But these travels or wanderings were confined to certain types or classes. Mass tourism is a phenomenon of the present century. But it had its precursors. There was the “grand tour” of the young nobles of the 17th and 18th centuries and the visits to the watering-places, a type of travel which was linked to the tra…

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Roman Bleistein, “Leisure - Tourism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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