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Healthy Living in the Alps: the Origins of Winter Tourism in Switzerland, 1860-1914

At the turn of the 20th century the tourism industry in the Swiss Alps was an invaluable element in the national economy. Recent studies of the subject, notably Laurent Tissot’s Naissance d’une Industrie Touristique (1) have focused on its economic development, particularly the role of transport and communications and promotional publicity, Thomas Cook and alpinismContinue reading “Healthy Living in the Alps: the Origins of Winter Tourism in Switzerland, 1860-1914”