Tourisme et travail
De l'éducation populaire au secteur marchand (1945-1985)
Work and Tourism
From cultural education to the commercial sector (1945-1985)
Tourism has for a long time been reserved for social elites. Only since the 20th century has it become widely available to the general public, notably due to labor unions who made salaries adequate for taking vacations available to millions.
This book approaches tourism from the labor social history angle, through the relationship between tourism and work. Social activists have focused on tourism so as to reinforce it as an element of the worker's dignity. But in the face of social and cultural changes, public policy adjustments, professionalization and market competition tied to the mass tourism boom, social tourism has experienced evolutions as well as difficulties.