Travel is defined as the movement of people between two geographical locations. To move from a place to another, people can walk or adopt means of transport such as bicycles, automobiles, trains, boats, buses and aeroplanes. Travel includes also short stays between movements.
There are different reasons for travelling; these include recreation, research, visiting people, tourism, volunteering, migration, religious pilgrimages, business travel, commuting, and trade.
The origins of travelling date back to the antiquity, when Greek and Romans were travelling for leisure. After travelling become more popular with Christopher Columbus, who sailed to the new world in 1492. In the 16th century, travelling became a trend for young aristocrats and wealthy upper-class men. Finally, during the 19th-century travelling became a tendency due to the advent of railways.
The term holiday indicates a set of days in which people are not working or going to schools. Usually, holidays are linked to festive days or commemorative events.
The concept of holidays is usually associated with religious observances. It this context, traditionally, a holiday was a day off which allowed individuals to focus on religious duties. In the modern society, however, these days are just recreative days.
The term holiday has different connotations from country to country. In the United States, the word indicates festive days related to the national, religious or cultural occurrences. On the contrary in the United Kingdom and other nations, the term holiday is a synonym for vacation. Therefore, the word indicates an extended period of time spent away from home for leisure and recreation.
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