Mineral Springs Resorts in Global Perspective: Spa Histories

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Spa resorts were a favoured destination for affluent seekers after health and comfortable leisure in opulent surroundings from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, although in the railway age they began to suffer from competition from new fashions in leisure and tourism, especially the seaside holiday. During their heyday the leading spa resorts became hotbeds of political and diplomatic intrigue, and gathering-points for high society. As such, they also became important businesses, and distinctive, carefully-managed ...

Mineral Springs Resorts in Global Perspective: Spa Histories 2013, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415825610

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