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The statement that once the travellers risks are insurable he has become a tourist at first gives the impression that only by having insured his risks the traveller becomes a tourist However this is not the case the tourist has slowly evolved from the traveller and the fact of being insured is one part of this evolution In fact the same author makes reference to this The traveller was active Now he became passive Instead of an athletic exercise travel became a spectator sport In a few words he describes here the move from the traditional travelling being labour intensive stressful and not always for the sake of seeking leisure to the modern type of tourism where one purchases a ready made package which includes all that is needed to travel and sightsee to desired destinations at the highest comfort standards and with minimum risk The fact that the tourist nowadays is insured against almost everything can however also have drawbacks especially for the countries to which he travels destinations This feeling of being insured lowers the tourists attention and awareness This leads to tourists doing things they would normally and at home not be doing and can lead to environmental social or even economical damages The growth of mass tourism in the last century has affected many countries by above named damages Another argument against Boorstins statement was the aftermath of the September 11 attacks People were offered insurances against all kinds of terrorism and accidents but still were not willing to travel to popular destinations ie act as tourists This effect has left its impact on the mass-tourism growth however at current a good year after the happening the situation seems to be stabilising The transport evolution Mass tourism has been boosted by technological innovation namely the invention of fast and reliable transport systems like car train and aeroplane In the early 20th century a trip from Europe to
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