The Different Forms of Travel
Travel is the movement of individuals between different, usually far off geographical locations. Travel can often be one way, either around the circumference of a continent or around the circumference of an ocean, or be multiple ways, such as on a train or airplane to get from one place to another, using more than one mode of transportation. The modern age sees much more travel than in earlier days, primarily because of the modern world. With modernization comes convenience and rapid advancements in almost every area of human endeavor, travel being one of them.
Let us first look at what forms of transport are available for us to use when travelling, so that we can identify what types of travelling are available to us. To begin with, let us take a look at the various ways in which we can go about travelling. In one way, travelling is restricted to within a certain geographical area, say within a country, state, province or district, and one must therefore only move within that limited area. Another form of travelling within a country is commuting, whereby people commute from one place to another within a fixed locality, say within a city or town. Commuting can also be between different parts of the same country, or it can be travelling within a state or province, sometimes for several days.
The third form of travelling is through tourism, the movement of travellers from one place to another for the purpose of seeing and exploring the area in which they are travelling. Tourism can include visiting historical monuments, places of tourist interest, as well as places of natural beauty. There are various ways in which tourists can go about this, but some of the more common are on tourism tours, through travelling agencies, by flying to a destination, or through travelling by car. Most tourists do not go beyond their own countries; however, there are some who have become so attached to a particular city or place that they actually make plans to come back to it on a permanent basis. Tourism is now a major contributor to the global economy, and all countries rely on it as a source of revenue.