Tigas explained that excursionists
are those who stayed for less than 24 hours while tourists are those who stayed for more than 24 hours but less than a year.
"The Best Route to the Continent." Cook's Excursionist
and Home and Foreign Tourist Advertiser (29 September 1870): 2.
Most of these are from neighboring countries and are excursionists
on short trips or on their way to another destination.
But the increasing influence of travel guides like the Murray's or the Baedeker handbooks, with their system of asterisks indicating the touristic value of the sights, and detailed information on formal travelling procedures, facilitated an individual 'traveller's approach' to late nineteenth-century leisure journeys that also encouraged their users to look down on the mere 'tourist excursionists
' of the Cook type.
This quintessentially urban couple were in the vanguard of excursionists
to the Ferntree Gully, very possibly tempted by the work of another artist friend, Eugene von Guerard, whose widely-acclaimed painting Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges, was first exhibited in 1857.
100Years Ago Each year sees a steady increase in the number of excursionists
from Birmingham, and there are many who, when they decide upon a day trip, religiously observe the fact that a day includes 24 hours.
The 20 or so excursionists
(other than me) were wide-awake, cheerful curatorial personnel from cities scattered from Spain to China.
At least, with the silver not glowing like gold among for these certified excursionists
in the national sporting hierarchy, the new PSC chief wasted no time and declared a total reformation program, anchored on the establishment of a well-equipped, proficiently staffed national sports academy.
In another incident in Cavite, grief gripped a group of Seventh Day Adventist excursionists
when one of their members drowned during their "Palarong Bayan" mass swimming activity game in the bay in Maragondon town last Friday.
In March 1915 the Daily Post reported: "Llandudno yesterday entertained the largest crowd of excursionists
that has ever honoured the town with a visit in the winter season.
the Foreign Office (advising against any excursions to Dagestan), insurance companies (don't want to know about excursionists
), the Milans AC and Inter (they wouldn't go there, either) and anyone else with half an ounce of common sense in fair working order.
100 YEARS AGO: The prospect of a few hours on the sea attracted an immense crowd of excursionists
from Birmingham and intermediate stations yesterday to Sharpness where one of Messrs Campbell's steamers was due to sail to Ilfracombe.