Two-way discussion: Travelling

•  Why do people need to travel every day?

Well, people are in need of travel for numerous purposes. The first and most important cause of the travel is communication. Without a perfect communication, it becomes difficult to do everyday tasks. So, communication over a telephone or by other means is less effective than the physical presence of any individual or party. If you are present in somewhere where you are supposed to be, you can make the issues clearer than communicating by the other means. But to be physically present there, you are to travel. Besides, people also travel for some leisure purposes as well. For instance, immediately after the marriage, the newlywed couple goes to visit some distant places or travel to discover something new in a foreign land. The trip- they are undertaking is only for pleasure. Thereby, it appears that travelling is one of the important parts of human in the current days and they undertake it to meet their respective purposes.

•  What problems can people have when they are on their journey, for example to work or school? Why is this?

People may experience several problems during their travels to offices or to schools. Traffic congestion is a common issue for all and it kills time unusually. When they get stuck in a traffic jam, they are to sit idly and it happens mostly when narrow roads are to accommodate more vehicle than it could do actually. Besides, they also may face the gas shortage in the vehicle. It is natural that the driver did not check the gas level and it ends in the middle of the destination. So, they are to change vehicles. Thirdly and most importantly, they may also experience some accidents regardless of large or minor. Usually, accidents occur for several reasons and the most prominent reason is the violation of the traffic guidelines. Often vehicle drivers start racing against time or each other and finally lose control over the vehicle resulting in an unwanted accident.

•  Some people say that daily journeys like these will not be so common in the future. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Thank you for the interesting question. I completely disagree with the statement. In the past days, the daily journeys were almost the same as they are today. There has been no notable change found yet. Moreover, the number of vehicles has increased and numerous destination routes have been created. As a result, people are travelling more and more comparing the past. Most of the people travel to meet their needs and in the future, the need will grow more. As a consequence, the number of the daily journeys will increase. To accommodate the growing passengers, the number of vehicles will be increased by both public and private sector. In addition, I think the transportation system will be made developed than the current days. Traffic congestion will be removed and thus transportation will be smoother.

•  What do you think people can learn from travelling to other countries? Why?

Umm! Learning is an interesting issue but one cannot learn everything s/he wants. So, when people travel in foreign countries, they visit the historical places or pass some special moments in the tourist places where they have nothing much to learn actually. However, they could learn about the culture and customs of the place, partially. It is impossible to learn all the things within a short time. Mostly, people visiting a foreign country could learn about the eating habits, most famous customs, traditional issues etc. because the heritages are always prioritised before the tourists so that they could get a positive impression over the tourist spot or about the nation. However, some of the learning is helpful indeed. One may have heard about the Eiffel Tower but has not seen that. The trip to France will bear a great importance on the individual to learn about and observe the structure in real life.

•  Can travel make a positive difference to the economy of a country? How?

Yes, travelling can make a positive difference to some extent. When the travellers arrive at a different place, they are to get the necessary things in exchange for local currency. By this way, the local economy gets boosted. It receives the extra currency from the travellers and gradually the domestic production level increases. Besides, the travellers are always ready to visit the tourist spots and when they spend currency for visiting the places, it opens the earning sources for the local people. Moreover, when the foreigners come to visit any country, they made different plans and often it has been found that they are in professional relations with the people of the host country. It is really helpful for expanding the economy of a country by both formal and informal means.

•  Do you think a society can benefit if its members have experience of travelling to other countries? In what ways?

Definitely, a society could be benefitted from the members who have travelling experiences. Usually, the people who have travelled in different parts of the globe are aware of many issues which are beyond to the limit of the ordinary people. The majority of the people grow idea about something by secondary perception. So, they clearly lack the inner and outer aspects of the issue. But when someone travels, s/ he own the chance to see and know about the things clearly and when they return to the native land, they share the experiences with the fellow men or in their community. As a result, a type of informal awareness is created in that specific society which is beneficial for them to a great extent. Besides, knowledge has no boundary and it could be transmitted to anyone by any forms. So, when the people return to their native land, they subconsciously try to spread the earned knowledge from the trip. By this way, the society could be benefitted.