The Growing Travel Industry

Travel is the general movement of individuals between distant geographic locations, especially between places having different cultures and with different lifestyles. Travel can take place by foot, bike, car, train, plane, boat, bus or any means, with or without personal luggage, and is usually one-way or round-trip. There are five major types of travel: land/water/utility travel, air travel, seaborne travel, freight travel, and caravan travel. Some of the major types of travel include caravanning (or caravanning-transport) and horseback riding, air/sea/land travel, and boat travel.


Land/Water/ Mobility Travel – This type of travel involves traveling long distances on foot or by boat; generally used by tourists. Some of the major travel activities of this category include hiking, canoeing, rafting, camping, horseback riding, surfing, parasailing, snorkeling, swimming, mountaineering, sky diving, bicycling, boating, hunting, fishing, etc. Air and Sea Travel – This type of travel involves travel between terrestrial locations and aircraft. Some of the major air travel activities of this category include air travel, airline travel, rail travel, sea travel, truck travel, ferry travel, etc.

Tourism is one of the driving forces behind this growing travel market. In fact, the tourism industry contributes more than 13% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of a country. The tourism industry offers a variety of travel options to suit every budget and lifestyle. Many people travel to France for many reasons such as history, culture, history and arts, beaches, attractions, nightlife, beaches, weather, food, language, etc.