The Basics of Travel

Travel is the interchange of people from different geographic locations between these locations. Travel can be to any place on earth, by land, sea or air, with or without personal luggage, and may be one direction or round trip. Travel can also be long distance or brief; quick or gradual.

Long distance travelling entails travelling over great distances in a short period of time such as a day or two, which might be for business or pleasure. Some forms of long distance travel means a road trip, some flying to another city, some trains and boats, and some renting a car. Business travel is for business meetings, and leisure travelling is for visiting family and friends. Hence, travel means moving about in all directions to various destinations.

The term “traveling” has a broader meaning than merely commuting between locations, which some would consider “traveling”. Let us look at travel in a broader perspective. Let us look at tourism, the process of attracting people to visit a place by providing facilities that make their stay more interesting by offering entertainment, dining, adventure, relaxation, etc. In fact tourism includes all activities and events that add value to your life by providing you with experiences you may not get anywhere else. Tourism is about bringing value to your life and is therefore more than commuting.