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We Have Been Looking Back Through Time and this is our List of the biggest changes in travel

23 Things That Changed The World Of Travel
  1. The Invention of the Wheel happened about 3,500 to 5,000 years B.C
  2. The First Sailboats were invented in Mesopotamia, roughly around the time the wheel was invented.
  3. The First Maps were created I about 600 years B.C by the Babylonians
  4. The First Commercial Steamboat ‘the Clermont’, was launched in 1807. It steamed the Hudson River between New York City and Albany
  5. Frenchman Nicephore Niepce is credited with taking the first photograph and putting it on paper between 1816 and 1822
  6. Commercial Ocean Cruising began in 1818 between Liverpool, England and New York City
  7. The first organized tour was created in 1841 by Thomas Cook
  8. Around the World in 80 Days written in 1873 inspired people to travel around the world
  9. The First True Cruise Ship Launches
  10. The first cruise liner was launched in 1900. The Prinzessa Victoria Luise from the Hamburg-America Line featured 120 first-class cabins, a library and a gymnasium
  11. Wright Brothers Achieve Powered Flight on a beach in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright in December of 1903
  12. The First Commercial Flight in 1914, was a 23-minute flight from Tampa, Florida to nearby St. Petersburg
  13. Passports were standardized after the first world war in 1920
  14. Discovery of Tuten Khamoon’s Tomb in 1922 drew worldwide press attention
  15. The Creation of Credit Cards in 1946
  16. SABRE was developed for United Airlines to handle to handle the reservations and bookings in 1960
  17. Barclays Bank introduced the world’s First Automated Teller Machine in London in 1967
  18. The First 747 Flight in 1968 changed how people could get around the world
  19. The first budget airline, Southwest, started flying in 1971
  20. A suitcase on wheels was patented in 1972
  21. Concorde, a joint venture between Great Britain and France, was a supersonic jet that halved the flying time between New York and London in half in 1976
  22. Expedia was launched in 1996 making online bookings possible
  23. The first recognizable social media site, Six Degrees, was created in1997
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