Understanding the Traveling Industry

Travel is the transfer of individuals between different distant geographic locations. Travel can be to local areas or from distant areas, using any means of transport, with or without baggage, and is one way to travel or round trip, usually in pairs. Most people are familiar with a basic journey on a bus or train; but travel by road is much more varied and interesting, covering an incredible range of terrain and scenery. Motor cycles are the most commonly used mode of travel for most people and are a good option for those with little baggage. From short commutes to family holidays to business ventures, there is no limit to how you can travel.


There are three major categories of travel: Business/Commerce/Investor, Holiday/Carnival, and Historical/Tourism. Each has its own particular characteristics which distinguish it from others. For example, while holiday travel may take into account aspects of the local culture such as local food, architecture, festivals, parks etc., business travel would more likely to be centered around visiting companies, establishing new partnerships, increasing the company’s presence in a particular geographic location, providing staff training opportunities, etc. Historical travel covers travel back to historical periods (which may be associated with art, architecture, finance, politics etc.) Historical tourism covers travel to and within certain historic and architectural locations.

Tourism has been growing exponentially around the world in all sectors; in fact, some parts of the world are so over-crowded that they are not able to support any kind of tourist growth, let alone the growth of tourism. This has had a negative impact on other aspects of tourism in some parts of the world like the transport sector and the environment. The development of new cities around the world is necessary for the continuing expansion of tourism but this has yet to be achieved. Some of the reasons for this are the inability to meet the requirements of existing visitors, lack of facilities for travelers, difficulty in getting a visa, problems encountered during transportation etc.