TRAVEL FACTS

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• The term hol­i­day was de­rived from ‘holy days’. Holy days are days of re­li­gious ob­ser­vances and have ex­isted in di­verse cul­tures for cen­turies. Af­ter the in­dus­trial revo­lu­tion, re­li­gious hol­i­days grad­u­ally be came sec­u­larised and em­ploy­ers started of­fer­ing va­ca­tions to em­ploy­ees.

• In an­cient times travel was es­sen­tially to seek food and es­cape dan­ger

• Dur­ing re­nais­sance trav­el­ling was solely to ex­pe­ri­ence higher cul­ture

• The less time and money it will take to travel to a place, the more peo­ple will go there.

• Most tourists are at­tracted to far­away places

• Most tourists travel to places that of­fer them some­thing they can­not find at home

• Egypt is the first em­pire na­tion with ex­plicit travel needs, evolv­ing to a tourist cen­tre as early as 2700 BC

• An­cient peo­ple used wa­ter crafts to travel

• The Greek em­pire was the first to de­velop an ex­pan­sive travel in­fra­struc­ture

• Some com­pa­nies use travel as an in­duce­ment for em­ploy­ees to per­form to a higher level

• Busi­ness trip is the most com­mon; a com­bined busi­ness trip with plea­sure is known as a hy­brid trip.

• Nat­u­ral char­ac­ter­is­tics like weather and land­scape at­tract vis­i­tors to spe­cific des­ti­na­tions

• Ac­com­mo­da­tion, restau­rants, in­fra­struc­ture and ser­vices are ba­sic ameni­ties needed in a tourist des­ti­na­tion.

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