The year 2022 has been another year of growth for the «world’s largest museum». The balance made by those responsible is enormously positive, as this non-profit initiative is consolidating and continues to increase in number of rooms and languages, with a clear objective: to disseminate the history of tourism.
Today, after the opening of room 86 in Norway, The Museum of Tourism is distributed in 87 rooms, located in 13 countries around the world, in 3 continents and with social networks in 17 languages.
The Museum of Tourism differentiates between «room opening» and «inauguration», which involves a certain commemorative event that brings together museum partners and representatives and professionals from the local tourism sector.
OPENINGS OF NEW ROOMS
Room 58. Vefa Travel. A Coruña. A Coruña. Spain. Dedicated to the history of the company Vefa Travel.
Room 71. Tramway Museum. Pinos Genil, Granada, Spain. Dedicated to the history of the Granada – Sierra Nevada tramway.
Room 73. Lab Travel. Turin. Dedicated to the history of airlines.
Room 75. Museum of the Hotel Industry. Orizaba, Mexico. Dedicated to the history of the hotel industry in Mexico.
Room 78. Museum of the history of the automotive industry. Salamanca, Spain.
Room 81. Touriseum. South Tyrol Museum of Tourism. Meran. Italy.
Room 86 – The Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism, Balestrand, Norway.
Room 20. Vefa Travel, Porto. Dedicated to the history of the Camino de Santiago.
Room 40. Sendero de los Recuerdos Museum. Sierra de Ventana. Argentina. Dedicated to the history of Sierra de Ventana.
Room 47. Historical Society. Alcalá de Henares. Spain. Dedicated to the history of the travelers of the XIX century to Egypt.
Room 50. Café Santa Cruz. Coimbra, Portugal. Dedicated to the history of the Café itself.
Room 51. Project Spain. Naples. Dedicated to the history of tourism between Italy and Spain.
Room 65. Museum of Transport. Viana do Castelo. Portugal. Dedicated to the history of transport.
Room 68. Rota Nacional N2 Restaurant. Penacova, Portugal. Dedicated to the history of the National Route Nº2.
Room 70. Faculty of Tourism. University of Malaga. Dedicated to the history of tourism in Malaga and its province.
Room 76. Fisogni Museum. Tradate, Italy. Dedicated to the history of the service stations.
Room 79. Town Hall of Corcos del Valle, Valladolid, Spain. Dedicated to the history of wine tourism.
Room 80. Holiday Inn Hotel. Montevideo. Dedicated to the history of tourism in Uruguay.
Room 82. CEOE Headquarters (Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations). Valladolid. Dedicated to the history of tourism companies in Valladolid.
Room 87. Lluisa Curà Institute. Barcelona. History of tourism in Barcelona.
COLLABORATIONS, INTERVENTIONS, CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA
Throughout the year we have been organizing and/or participating in various acts and events, among which the following stand out:
Our partner Marco Ficarra, participates in the «Giornate del Turismo 2022» organized by the University of Eastern Piedmont.
Our partner Javier Mateos de Porras, conducted a guided tour of the Barrio de Santa Cruz to highlight the figure of the pioneer of tourism in Spain: D. Benigno de la Vega-Inclán.
Partnership with the Gran Melià Colón Hotel in Seville for the renovation of its lobby, where there are spaces that show the history of the hotel and the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.
THE MUSEUM ONLINE
The Tourism Museum already has social networks in 17 languages. Throughout 2022, the following pages and profiles have been opened.
Facebook: In Romanian, Arabic, Danish, Catalan.
Instagram: In Italian.
Spotify. A list of podcasts on the history of tourism and another on songs and tourism.
The Museum Blog, where articles on the history of tourism and press releases are uploaded.