About

Tourism history is growing quickly and for many good reasons. The industry is huge, it intersects with virtually every aspect of modern history, and it is a narrative packed with great stories—some of which are included in A History of Modern Tourism.

This website is designed to build upon that book while at the same time providing what I hope will be an ever-growing collection of resources that will be useful to teachers, researchers, and students alike.

Users of this site will find a Bibliography (by subject) of relevant books and articles. There are undoubtedly omissions, but the list should help with the initial stages of research, while also assisting those who want to explore a given topic in more depth.

The Websites section features links to resources that may be useful, including primary sources, newsletters, and so forth.

The Teaching section is designed to assist professors in creating and teaching courses that address the development of tourism: whether these be devoted entirely to the subject or whether leisure travel is but one topic among others (in a world history course, for example).

The Journals section lists the major English-language tourism studies journals.

Finally, the Organizations section offers links to tourism studies groups. It is based on a wonderful essay by Bertram Gordon (Mills College) that was recently published in Journal of Tourism History.

Do not hesitate to email me if you find any omissions from the various lists. I will add materials as time allows.

Eric G. E. Zuelow
About the Author: Eric G. E. Zuelow is Associate Professor of European History at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He is author of the award-winning monograph Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse, 2009), editor of Touring Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (Ashgate, 2011), and co-editor of Tourism Histories of Ulster and Scotland (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2013), and Nationalism in a Global Era (2007). Zuelow is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Tourism History (Routledge). He has taught courses on the history of tourism at University of Wisconsin at Madison, West Liberty State College, and University of New England, and has served on MA and Ph.D. committees at the University of Guelph and University of Texas at Austin.