One of the types of Czech travelers visiting the world exhibitions in the latter half of the 19th century was the tourist type. Tourists differed from the other visitors particularly in their specific view of the travel, their special requirements and expectations. The tourist-type visitors constituted the largest group of people visiting the world exhibitions, and the exhibition organizers made every endeavor to adapt their events to the specific needs of this kind of people. Czech visitors of this type could meet on that occasion members of other nations while their new experience was often a contradiction to the established stereotypes and prejudices. Not infrequently the visitor's confrontation with the foreign country motivated his own self-reflection.
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