Travel is essentially the movement of humans between different geographical locations. Travel can take place by air, foot, bike, car, train, bus, plane, boat or any other mode, and is one way or another transported from point A to point B. Some forms of travel include caravanning, hiking, camping, fishing, mountaineering, hunting, sightseeing, bicycling, skating, horseback riding, flying, and walking.
Business travel is the travelling of a business person from point A to point B. Different kinds of business travel may take place in-person, by telephone or over the Internet. Business travel can also take place by means of automobiles, private jet, courier service, train or boat. In some cases, business travelers will use different modes of transport for different places, such as flying from one city to another city, while in others, a person may only need to travel by land, as travelling by car or truck is often not practical. Nevertheless, business travelers are not immune from experiencing travel headaches.
Tourism is basically the development of tourist destinations for recreational or otherwise business advantage. The most common forms of tourism are beach tourism, trekking, skiing, rafting and golf. Let’s have a look at tourism in greater detail.
Every traveler has a travel plan. One may be going for a one-day trip to another place on business or pleasure, a two-day stop for the weekend, a three-day excursion, a four-day trip, or a five-day get-away. All these are possible, but there are some travelers who want variety, and like to visit more than one place during their journey. For instance, a three-day circuit tour that covers a range of cities, from a major city to a minor city, takes care of a typical traveler. Such a trip would involve stops in each city, which could be planned according to the interests of the traveler. For example, a river cruise would take a traveler to a large city where culture is prominent, a beach city where one can enjoy the sun, a ski city where one can enjoy the slopes, a cultural city where one can see a myriad of art and museums, or even a destination town well known for its cuisine.
Let us now define travel as “the action of going to a specific location for specific purposes”. In short, it means “going to different places for different purposes”. To some, this may seem too broad a definition, but it captures the essence of what travel is all about. Just as one might drive to the hill resort for some golf, one might also take a day-off and drive down to the city center for some shopping, depending on one’s priorities.
It is important for travellers to understand the difference between leisure and travel. Whilst travelling can often be a pleasurable experience, it is not necessarily a chore. Taking a cruise, for example, does not require you to do any work. It does not require that you cook, clean, or tidy up after yourself. All you have to do is sit back and relax, enjoy yourself, and perhaps take a bit of time out for a chat with a friend or two. On the other hand, if you were shopping in your local town, you will have to clean yourself up and mop up any spillages or stains, wash a few dishes, pick up a few gifts for passing people, or otherwise arrange things so that it is convenient for you to go from A to B.