What Exactly Is Travel?
Travel is the general movement of humans between faraway geographical locations. Travel can be a single way, round trip or multiple ways, and is usually done by automobile, bicycle, car, train, plane, boat or other moving means, with no luggage. There are different types of travel, such as tourism, adventure, leisure, traveling for business, or traveling as a family. Most travel is done on foot, by automobile or by other means of transport, with the exception of air travel.
Let’s look at some examples of travel, with special reference to tourism. First, let’s look at tourism. Tourism refers to activities that help make visitors visit another place, either permanently or temporarily, for example, in tourist spots. There are many different types of tourism, from adventure tourism, which includes trekking, skiing and other adventure sports and activities, to destination tourism, which involves visiting a specific place on leave from work, such as a cruise ship. Destination tourism is becoming quite popular with British nationals who take frequent breaks to enjoy everything from cycling to wine tasting. However, it’s important to remember that, just like business travel, you need to understand the rules of destination tourism before going there.
Another form of tourism is business travel, also known as professional travel. When you’re travelling for business, you need to understand the culture, climate, business practices, etc., of the destination you’re going to, so that you can conduct yourself appropriately while there. Business travel can involve travelling between two different places, or within a country or region. Business travel is growing in popularity as companies look to branch out into different places – expanding their presence and their consumer base.
So let us define travel in terms of its broad categories. We could begin with air travel, which represents the common practice of taking a plane to arrive at a destination. Trains and boats may be used to get between two destinations, or for more remote locations. Flights may also be taxis, or coaches, depending on the transport system you prefer. If you’re travelling by train or boat, you can ask about which mode of transport you’d prefer for your arrival point.
The next broad category of travel is non-routine travel. Non-routine travel usually refers to leisure or vacation travel, and is sometimes associated with more formal tourism. Examples of types of non-routine travel would include visiting friends and family, visiting tourist attractions, participating in sports events, visiting national or international museums, or going on a shopping spree. Non-routine travel can often be defined as any travel that’s not related to work, business or pleasure.
And finally, one of the most confusing aspects of the tourism industry is what it actually is – or at least was. In the past, ‘tourism’ was defined as traveling to other places for entertainment purposes. Today, however, the term tourism has expanded to incorporate a variety of different forms of travel. In fact, there are now many different types of tourists!