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July 5, 1841

On July 5, 1841, Thomas Cook of Leicester, England started the first travel agency. On that date in 1841, Thomas Cook escorted 500 people, who paid one shilling each to travel from Leiscester Campbell railway station to a teetotaler rally in Loughborough, eleven miles away. Cook thought if people were willing to pay a shilling … Continue reading

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