Summary - TST 20


TST 20

Cerchiello Gaetano
Los albores del crucerismo en la España del siglo XIX (1848-1865)

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Key Words: Tourism, Passenger, Transport, Shipping.

[ Abstract ]

The development of steam navigation revolutionized shipping throughout the 19th century, leading to the first organization of recreational trips by mid-century. The need to increase benefits from the new ships, previously dedicated to cargo and goods, prompted some companies to seek additional revenue through a practice entirely unknown until then.
This paper describes the first steps taken by the cruiser activity in Spain, and therefore, newspapers have been used as main sources of research. The analysis of this sources provides us with valuable information on those emerging business, initially located in Barcelona and Mallorca, additionally pointing the different responses of the audience about such brand-new initiatives.