A Short Glossary Of Travel Terminology

Travel is the moving movement of individuals between distant geographic locations. Travel can be to the point of permanent residence, traveling for business, leisure, educational, social, economic or recreational purposes, or can be one-way or round trip, with no luggage. It generally refers to the transfer of persons from one location to another.

The term ‘travel’ typically refers to the act of travelling, although travel is a generic term used in many fields including transportation, sales, finance and marketing, advertising and communications. In international business and marketing, travel involves expenditures for commuting, hotel rooms, meals, leisure and entertainment while travelling abroad. While domestic travel tends to have fewer expenses and is more centered towards familiarity and conventionality, international travel is often a significant investment of resources for business and leisure, and involves an investment of time, money, energy and other resources such as knowledge, expertise and skills.

International tourism comprises the exchange of goods and services between people and places. There are three broad types of tourism: the destination tourism, the local tourism and the international tourism. Destination tourism refers to a specific destination in a foreign country where people go to relax and enjoy themselves. Local tourism, on the other hand, refers to tourism directed towards a specific area, common culture and people, for example, Indian tourism includes famous destinations like Goa, Kerala and New Orleans.