History Of Package Tours

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1841 Thomas Cook arranges his first "tour", a bespoke train trip for temperance supporters between Leicester and Loughborough

1855 Cook accompanies two parties abroad, exploring Belgium, Germany and France

1863 Miss Jemima joins Cook's first tour to Switzerland

1872 Cook embarks on a 222-day tour to Egypt – via the USA, Japan, China, Singapore and India. The journey covers more than 25,000 miles and costs 200 guineas (£210)

1874 Cook launches the circular note, forerunner of the traveller's cheque

1948 Thomas Cook becomes state-owned, as part of British Railways

1949 Horizon Holidays launches, organising trips (including flights) to Corsica

1950 Post-war holiday boom: one million Britons travel abroad

1954 Amendments to the Convention on International Civil Aviation allow for a surge in mass tourism using charter planes

1957 British European Airways introduces a route to Valencia, near Alicante in eastern Spain; the term Costa Blanca is created to promote it

1974 The Court Line holiday empire crashes (along with Horizon and others); 40,000 holidaymakers face being stranded, and those booked on future trips lose money. Consumer confidence plummets

1990 EU Package Travel Directive introduced, offering protection to travellers on packages in the case of a tour operator or airline failure

1994 27m holidays taken by Brits, 56% of the packages

2004 Over the last decade the total holiday market has grown by almost two thirds, with some 43m holidays taken by Brits. Yet the packaging sector has increased by just a third – only 46% of holidays taken are now packages

2005 Ryanair carries more than 31 million passengers across its network – up from two million passengers in 1995

2009 Packages make a comeback: the collapse of several holiday companies causes travellers to seek greater financial security

2012 TUI (owner of Thomson Holidays) announces strong profit increase – and the resurgence of the package holiday – after changing its business strategy

2030 A Halifax Travel Insurance study suggests climate change may result at the end of the traditional Mediterranean package, and that by 2030 places such as Mallorca may be too hot and face drought.

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