2000 years Before Christ, in India and Mesopotamia
Travel for trade was an essential feature forever of civilisation. The main harbour at Lothal was an essential center of trade between your Indus valley civilisation and also the Sumerian civilisation.
600 BC and after that
The first type of leisure tourism could be tracked dating back to the Babylonian and Egyptian empires. A museum of historic antiquities was available to the general public in Babylon. The Egyptians held many religious festivals that attracted the devout and lots of individuals who thronged to metropolitan areas to determine famous works of arts and structures.
In India, as elsewhere, nobleman travelled for empire building. The Brahmins and also the common people travelled for religious purposes. A large number of Brahmins and also the common folk thronged Sarnath and Sravasti to become welcomed through the inscrutable smile from the Enlightened One- the Buddha.
500 BC, the Greek civilisation
The Greek vacationers travelled to sites of healing gods. The Greeks also enjoyed their religious festivals that more and more grew to become a pastime of enjoyment, especially, sport. Athens became an essential site for vacationers going to the major sights like the Parthenon. Inns were established in large towns and seaports to maintain travellers’ needs. Courtesans were the main entertainment offered.
Today also saw the birth of travel writing. Herodotus was the worlds’ first travel author. Guidebooks also showed up within the 4th century covering destinations for example Athens, Sparta and Troy. Advertisements when it comes to signs directing individuals to inns can also be known within this period.
The Roman Empire
Without any foreign borders between England and Syria, with safe seas from piracy because of Roman patrols, the circumstances favouring travel had showed up. Top class roads along with staging inns (precursors of contemporary motels) promoted the development of travel. Romans travelled to Sicily, A holiday in greece, Rhodes, Troy and Egypt. From 300 AD visit the Holy Land also grew to become extremely popular. The Romans introduced their guidebooks (itineraria), listing hotels with symbols to recognize quality.