Organized travel with the purpose of exploring the culture and nature of other peoples existed in the ancient world. So, in the VI century BC the ancient Greeks and Romans traveled to Egypt, where they were attracted by the ancient history, culture, unique nature, beautiful Egyptian structures. The first Greek tourist, about which reliable data is available is the “father of history” of Herodotus, who described their travels.
His second book devoted to Ancient Egypt, which he visited after 459 ad Traveled the ancient Greeks and their country (travel to Olympia for the Olympic games), made the long trip to the healing springs, as well as to the “sacred places”. Aristotle, Democritus, Quintilian in his treatises on education recommended that the understanding of nature in direct contact with her. Continue reading
The history of Russian tourism a little more than 110 years. In 1895, were organized by the Yalta tour Desk Crimea-Caucasus mountain club, and the first tourist society – Russian touring club (combined first Bicycle tourists). In 1901, the club was transformed into the Russian society of tourists (short MOUTH), which lasted until the summer of 1928, Later it was transformed into the Society of proletarian tourism (WHOLESALE).
Under the Charter members of the MOUTH could not be students, women, and persons of lower ranks. The society set itself the task of organizing tourist trips across Russia and abroad, familiarity with the sights of ancient Russian cities, as well as organizing trips to the “Holy places”.
In 1914 the MOUTH consisted of 5000 people. Continue reading