An Overview of Travel Types – TRAVELLING & STOPS
Traveling refers to the general movement of individuals between different distant geographic locations. Travel can take place by feet, bike, car, train, plane, bus, boat, bicycle or any other mode, and is one way or roundtrip traveling. Traveling can also be for pleasure, such as going on vacation, visiting relatives or friends, or attending a social event. When used in this context, the word travel can include a wide range of destinations and activities.
There are many ways to define and measure travel. It can have a definitive beginning and end date, be continuous, single, or discontinuous, take place over a defined period of time, involve an expansion from beginning to end, or take place over a defined distance. The exact definition and measurement of travel is necessarily relative to the particular circumstances involved. For example, general traveling in the United States, Canada or the UK is usually measured over a single route. A bus ticket from London to Toronto, a bicycle ticket from London to Paris or a bicycle ticket from New York to San Francisco could be considered travel. Each of these tickets was traveled in the same direction at the same point of time and is thus travel, but their specific destination(s) may not have been identical.
There are many ways of looking at travel. When travelling, we can speak of travel as a whole, or of travelling in particular. If we consider travelling as a whole, we can further break down the various ways of measuring it into smaller components, which I will label the major types of travel. These include both road and rail travelling, air travelling, sea and air travelling, truck and vehicle travelling, and personal transport travelling. Let us now look at each of these in turn.
Road travelling could be thought of as a subset of road travelling. The main difference between the two words is that between rail and road there is an obvious change of direction. Rail means going in a straight line, while road refers to travelling in a circular path. The main difference between the two words, then, comes down to the fact that rail traveling adds an extra element of twists and turns to the journey.
Rail travels are often thought of as very fast, and for this reason they often carry tourists and are popular with travelers looking for an easy way of transporting themselves and their luggage around the world. The main appeal of rail traveling, then, is its convenience: you just have to get onto the train at certain stations and you will be on your way. The attractiveness of this kind of travel is that it lets you see new people, new places and new things in different parts of the world. The simplicity of it all tends to distance it from the other forms of travel.
Business travel is the opposite of tourism: the main objective here is to arrive and leave as quickly as possible and to make the most use of any resources that you can get your hands on. Business people tend to be much more interested in efficiency and in how a business trip is going to affect their own career. In short, business people travel a lot more than people who go on holiday.