Rachna Shah
Sep 13, 2017

Why do we travel?

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Simply put, why do we travel? What is the purpose of travel and tourism? Are there multiple purposes? Do they differ between communities and cultures?

Valerie Gregorio
Sep 17, 2017

We travel to visit places that we have never been to before, to see the places again to explore more and have fun, or for work. The purposes of both travel and tourism is to learn different cultures and how communties are different from where we live. Both terms differ between communities and cultures because people travel for a purpose like a meeting or to visit family or friends. Tourism means people travel for fun and visit one of the most popular places in a city or country. They learn more about different cultures and communities when touring around.

Rachna Shah
Sep 17, 2017

That's a great summary of why we travel! Do you believe that there are major differences in traveling for certain periods of times over others (e.g. shorter, longer) as well as the contexts (alone, in a family)?

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