1950: Lord Hacking, pioneer of tourism, dies

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Monday 31 July 1950 – Lord Hacking, founder in 1928 of the Travel Association of Great Britain and Ireland, died in hospital at Cranleigh, Surrey, after a short illness.

A keen worker for the cause of tourism in Britain, he retired from the chairmanship of the Travel Association in May after it had been merged in the new British Travel and Holidays Association set up by the Government.

He was educated at Manchester University and served on the Western Front in the First World War. He was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the OBE. He inherited a fortune from his father, a soap manufacturer in 1925.

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