T&L’s ~ 50 Most Notable People in Travel : 2021 Sept 18, 2021 3:28:18 GMT
Post by Owen on Sept 18, 2021 3:28:18 GMT
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20 July 2021
Behind every change the travel world has seen in the past year — and in the past 50 — there are people. That's why we're marking Travel + Leisure's 50th anniversary by celebrating the travelers who have changed our world for the better.
When Travel + Leisure launched five decades ago in 1971, we had put a man on the moon only two years before. Pan Am had recently launched the first commercial Boeing 747. Smoking on board was standard (as was ample legroom and champagne, even in coach.) Now, squeezing into basic economy and paying for a carry-on is par for the course, but we're also on the brink of space tourism, we have apps that predict hotel and flight deals at our fingertips, and with a passport and a little patience, most corners of the globe are reachable. And, at long last, after a year when the world stayed home, we're starting to get back out there.
Behind every change the travel world has seen in the past year — and in the past 50 — there are people. That's why we're marking our 50th anniversary by celebrating the travelers who have changed our world for the better.
Some people on this list are industry veterans and famous firsts; others are adventurers and athletes, writers and photographers, chefs and conservationists, filmmakers and designers, historical icons and modern heroes. Some are no longer with us; others are beloved fictional characters who encouraged us to dream. All of them have done their part to elevate the travel experience, simplify it, make it more inclusive, or just inspire us to continue exploring. These are T+L's 50 Notable People in Travel.
20 July 2021