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Hospitality Industry: History & Origin

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The early days of travel were reserved primarily for whom?

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1. By the middle of the 1700s, the idea of hotels was becoming popular in Europe, while _____ were growing in popularity in America.

2. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the advancement of _____ began to open up travel to more people.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will quickly test your knowledge of the history of the hospitality industry. Answer questions about the major changes that have taken place in this industry over the centuries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to see what you remember about:

  • Major innovations that opened up travel possibilities to more people
  • Early American places to stay while traveling
  • The group who did most of the traveling in the early days of tourism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the major advancements the hospitality industry made during the 19th century
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who travel was restricted to in its early days
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different advances that allowed more people to travel and let them plan and book their accommodations in advance

Additional Learning

If you would like a better understanding of this sector of the economy, read the lesson titled Hospitality Industry: History & Origin. This lesson will explain:

  • The earliest historical examples of travel for pleasure
  • Mid 20th century advances that allowed people to travel faster and farther than ever before
  • The first major hotel opened in the U.S.
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