A Dream Story of World Traveling
There are two main important things in life one is Food & second is Travel & third is Technology. Basically travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations. From location i mean the terms location and place in geography are used to identify a point or an area on the Earth’s surface or elsewhere. The term location generally implies a higher degree of certainty than place, the latter often indicating an entity with an ambiguous boundary, relying more on human or social attributes of place identity and sense of place than on geometry. The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen and earlier from Old French travailler. In English we still occasionally use the words “travail”, which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales, the words “travel” and “travail” both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium. This link may reflect the extreme difficulty of travel in ancient times. Today, travel may or may not be much easier depending upon the destination you choose , how you plan to get there, and whether you decide to “rough it”. “There’s a big difference between simply being a tourist and being a true world traveler”, notes travel writer Michael Kasum. This is, however, a contested distinction as academic work on the cultures and sociology of travel has noted.Travel dates back to antiquity where wealthy Greeks and Romans would travel for leisure to their summer homes and villas in cities such as Pompeii and Baiae. While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. Mankind has come a long way in transportation since Christopher Columbus sailed to the new world from Spain in 1492, an expedition which took over 10 weeks to arrive at the final destination; to the 21st century where aircraft allow travel from Spain to the United States overnight. Travel in the Middle Ages offered hardships and challenges, however, it was important to the economy and to society.
The wholesale sector depended on merchants dealing with/through caravans or sea-voyagers, end-user retailing often demanded the services of many itinerant peddlers wandering from village to hamlet, gyrovagues and wandering friars brought theology and pastoral support to neglected areas, travelling minstrels practiced the never-ending tour, and armies ranged far and wide in various crusades and in sundry other wars. Pilgrimages were common in both the European and Islamic world and involved streams of travelers both locally and internationally.
WTA [ World Travel Awards ]:
The World Travel Awards were founded in 1993. Annually, an international jury of hospitality experts and peers, mainly form World Travel and Tourism Council, decided on awards presented to hotels and other hospitality companies.
WTM [ World Travel Market ]:
It is a UK event for the global travel industry, launched at London’s Olympia in 1980 before moving to Earl’s Court in 1992 and then to ExCeL London in 2002. Almost 46,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and representatives of the international media, converge on ExCeL London each year in November to attend WTM. It is administerd by events organiser Reed Exhibitions, which also organises other travel industry events including Arabian Travel Market and International Luxury Travel Market.
HWT [ Harvey World Travel ]:
It used to be a group of franchised travel agencies based in Australia and is now known as “Helloworld Travel”. The brand remains in use in South Africa. It is one of the oldest established travel agencies in Australia. Since opening its first office in May, 1951, it has expanded to over 500 travel agencies throughout Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In 2013, Harvey World Travel’s parent company, Jetset Travelworld Group rebranded the agencies as Helloworld Travel in Australia and New Zealand as part of a major overhaul that also included JTG being rebranded as Helloworld Ltd.,though the Harvey World Travel brand remains in use in South Africa.
In the late 16th century it became fashionable for young European aristocrats and wealthy upper class men to travel to significant European cities as part of their education in the arts and literature. This was known as the Grand Tour, it included cities such as London, Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome. However, The French revolution brought with it the end of the Grand Tour. Authorities emphasize the importance of taking precautions to ensure travel safety.When traveling abroad, the odds favor a safe and incident-free trip, however, travelers can be subject to difficulties, crime and violence.Some safety considerations include being aware of one’s surroundings avoiding being the target of a crime,leaving copies of one’s passport and itinerary information with trusted people, obtaining medical insurance valid in the country being visited and registering with one’s national embassy when arriving in a foreign country.Many countries do not recognize drivers’ licenses from other countries; however most countries accept international driving permits.Automobile insurance policies issued in one’s own country are often invalid in foreign countries, and it is often a requirement to obtain temporary auto insurance valid in the country being visited. It is also advisable to become oriented with the driving-rules and -regulations of destination countries. Wearing a seat belt is highly advisable for safety reasons; many countries have penalties for violating seatbelt laws.