Sunday, 23 November 2008

The Very First Package Tour

The very first package tour was organized by an English Baptist minister named Thomas Cook who on the 5th July 1841, for a return fare of 1 shilling, took a party of 570 people from Leicester to a temperance rally 11 miles away at Loughborough. He subsequently organized other package tours as part of his fight against the demon drink. Ironically enough one of the memorials to his name is the Thomas Cook Public House at Leicester, near where he lived.

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