British Tourism: The remarkable story of growth
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Demand for domestic and international travel has been increasing rapidly among the British population over the last half-century. From the summer season attractions ofseaside resorts in the 1950s to modern gap year trav-ellers, silver surfers and every conceivable business, leisure, recreational and social pursuit, Britons are on the move, around the world, 365 days a year. The story oftourism in Britain is one of remarkable, some would say revolutionary, growth. Chapter 3 offers evidence that there has been at least a tenfold increase in the volume oftourism since the late 1940s.