Tourism on the Rise – Why People Travel
Travel is the movement of individuals between different distant geographic locations. Travel can take place by foot, by automobile, by train, by boat, by plane, bicycle or another mode, and is one way or round trip traveling. In some cases, the travel is for business or pleasure and in other cases it’s a longer journey which involves travelling between places within a country or between countries. The types of travel vary greatly. For instance, if someone is traveling from, say, Washington, D. C., to London, England, this would usually be called a “round trip” while a two-day stay in London would be called a “journey.”
With the growth of international tourism, and especially airplanes that fly over remote areas, air travel has become a very important component of traveling. Many people now see air travel as the most comfortable and economical means of travel. However, there are also other forms of travel that are becoming popular.
One form of travel that is growing rapidly is tourism. Tourism refers to activities like camping, visiting monuments, beaches, resorts, and other distant geographical locations for leisure or business. The tourism industry is actually a multi-billion dollar industry that provides workers to many countries. It is a very broad sector with many sub-specialties such as ancient architecture, beaches, mountaineering, diving, archaeology, cuisine, and so forth.
Other countries such as China, India, Malaysia, and Thailand have been rapidly growing as tourist destinations. The growth of the tourism industry in these countries has led to an increase in the number of travelers travelling from other countries to visit these distant geographical locations on business or pleasure. It’s not uncommon for businessmen from other countries to stay in first world countries for several days and then to travel to their home country. It’s now commonplace to find executives who are flying into the city of Vancouver and staying for a week in Ottawa. Some of them never leave their hotel room!
Another growing trend of travellers travelling from one place to another is by bus. Bus tours are increasing in popularity among both business people and vacationers travelling from one town to another. This form of travel allows people to see more places and do more things at a faster pace than they would be able to do by car. This is a very good thing when you consider how much time people in Canada, for example, have to get from one activity to another.
Another interesting trend in travel is the “short vacation” or “mini-holiday”. Some people travel for just a couple of days for the weekend. Others will travel for a couple of weeks or a month. These mini holidays are ideal for people who only have time for a short period of time during their trip. For instance, a couple of days in Paris during spring time, a few days in Rome during the summer, a couple of nights in Florence during spring or a couple of nights in Venice during autumn, are all ideal short vacation experiences.
One thing that is increasing with regard to short vacations is multi-day travel. Many people travelling together as a married couple will take a short trip around the city each weekend. This is often done in a group, but there are also families who decide to take a short trip around the city each weekend or longer. It’s no secret that cities like Paris, Venice and New York are some of the most popular destinations among married couples. As more couples are able to travel this way for short periods of time, the number of destinations has increased dramatically.
In short, the tourism industry is growing at a rapid pace around the world. This growth is happening across all types of tourism, including family tourism, business travel and adventure tourism. The future for tourism looks strong and it looks as if the demand for tourism will continue to increase in the coming years.