Travel definition; meaning and different travel branches

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To give a complete travel definition, we have to look back to its origin and source. The word ‘travel’ may be from the ancient French word ‘travail’ that means ‘work,’ according to some dictionaries; the word comes from the Middle English ‘travailen,’ travelen (which means labor) and from the old French ‘travailler’ (meaning to work).

Travel is the movement and the shift of people between different locations, using cars, trains, boats, buses, airplanes, ships, or other means of transportation, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip as it can be for leisure or work.

Travel in ancient times was extremely difficult since no transportation means were available except animals such as; horses and camels which they were used to move from a location to another and this was difficult, especially in warming and freezing climates. In modern times despite the transportations’ advancement, travel may be difficult depending on the way of traveling and the destination, for example, travel to mountains or the Amazon rainforest and other adventurous travels’ destinations.

Travel agency

A travel agency is a business designed to help and arrange customers for their trips. The agency can provide all the details concerning the travel such as; tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, and travel insurance.

Travel agent

Planning a trip seems easy but has many complicated tasks to accomplish; a travel agent simplifies this process for the customers. The travel agent works in a travel agency. He is a consultant concerned by organizing personal travel and providing consultation services; his primary responsibility is to plan the client’s trip in a best and organized way such as booking flights, rental cars, and hotels, etc. The travel agent may be specialized in leisure or business trips or specific journeys to Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Travel light

Travel light is the act of traveling without taking much luggage that is, traveling with one small bag.

Adventure travel

Adventure travel is actually an exclusive travel in which exploration and risks are the most interesting points in such a trip, it requires specialized skills and physical effort.

Adventurous tourists with significant physical effort and distinctive culture and connection with nature are experiencing activities such as trekking, bungee jumping, mountain, and rock climbing. There are new forms of adventure travel rising around the world, including social and jungle tourism.

Nowadays, Adventure travel is speedily growing around the world as people and tourists; in particular, Americans are looking for a distinct style of vacations.

There are many travel works opportunities to earn life while traveling the world. It could be experienced either by traveling abroad and settling for work in a foreign country or just traveling for work and come back to the home country, as for business trips which are more related to companies, in particular,  international companies that need people to travel in order to accomplish transactions and deal with other foreign companies. The other example of travel work; is concerned pilots and stewards who keep moving and flying from one country to another just because it’s their occupation. We can also talk about an eventual type of travel work which is a chief cook who travels around the world to cook for different foreign hotels and famous restaurants.

Originally published on Live Positively.

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