New forms of accommodation

All regions open to tourism. This is the beginning of the destinations and their promotion. Vernet-les-Bains, spa town at the foot of Mount Canigou, has a spa, a casino, fifteen…

The automobile invents destinations

Individual mobility responds quickly to the new needs of those who become leisure consumers. Idleness still openly repressed in the early nineteenth century, which is even for the Church one…

Accommodation

Hosting is the result of hosting, a way of receiving. As indicated by Pierre Duparc, in the article devoted to “tenures in accommodation and abbergement” (Library of the School of…

The hotel

Intimately linked to the hospitality industry, from the lower Latin “hospitale” which prefigures the principle of hospitality (used by the Roman architect Vitruvius to describe in the 1st century BC…

The hotel industry

The word seems to appear in the French language at the end of the 12th century, in 1180, at the beginning of the reign of Philippe Auguste, in the form…

Hospitality

The promised land is not always distant, nor the target horizon totally unknown. Depayment does not necessarily mean crossing multiple oceans and borders that leave on the passport a collection…