TOURISM AND TRANSPORT
The two terms move hand in hand or they are complementary where by tourism becomes difficult without transport.
What is meant by tourism?
Tourism is the act of moving from one place to another for adventure purpose or discovery reason. Some people travel for study purposes, business among others.
Define the term transport
It is the act of moving people and commodities from one place to another.
Means of transport
There are four major means of transport; Water transport, Air transport, Railway transport and Road transport.
It’s meant to move people and their commodities on water by a water vessel like ship, ferry, canoe, boat and so on.
Advantages of water transport
It is cheap compared to other mean of transport like Air transport
It enables traveler view water loving animals, birds and land forms formed on water bodies.
Water transport widens government taxes – the water vessel pay for licenses and the captain too. Such taxes are used to develop other sectors and infrastructures like schools, hospitals roads among others.
Water transport offers employment to people like captains.
Water transport is not affected by traffic jam – the travelers move on time.
Challenges of water transport
Water transport is affected by storms, waves, rapids which sometimes cause accidents.
Sometimes water vessels are attacked by robbers on water
Water weed tend to interrupts the movement of water vessels.
It involves moving people and their commodities by road. Cars, motor bike and so on are used.
Advantages of Road transport
It is flexible to reach anywhere and you can hire privately.
Road transport is cheaper compared to Air transport
Maintenances of road vehicles is affordable – spare parts are readily available.
Not time tabled so travelers can move at any time of the year.
Road transport can be used privately – cars and motor bike are affordable to buy.
Disadvantages of Road transport
It can be easily attacked by highway robbers
Accidents are common
Sometime affected by traffic jam
Take a limited number of passengers
In case of loss, passengers are not easily compensated.
Railway Transport pollutes air as trains move
It involves transporting people and commodities on rails.
Advantages of Railway Transport
It is cheap mean of transport
It carries bulky good together with people
It is time tabled – therefore, passengers depart and reach on time.
Railway transport is not affected by traffic jam
Railway transport is offers jobs to captains, conductors among other.
Challenges facing Railway transport
Railway transport is slow – possibility of delaying passengers.
Rails are expensive to maintain
In case of losses, passengers are not easily compensated
Taxes imposed by the government sometimes became a problem
Sometimes, trains are attached by highway robbers
There are cases of losing passengers’ properties.
It is the moving of people and their commodities by air.
Advantages of Air transport
It is carries expensive commodities safely.
Air transport is not attached by robbers like other means
In case of any loss, passengers are compensated – the jets and travelers are fully insured as they travel.
It is the quickest mean of transport since it follows direction
Air transport is time tabled which enable travelers budget their time effectively
Air transport is not affectedby traffic jam since it is time tabled.
Air transport is classic and uplifts a person’s standards.
Air transport offers jobs to pilots, map readers among others.
Challenges facing Air Transport
It is expensive and few people can manage
It is not flexible like road transport
Highly taxed by the governments.
It pollutes the atmospheres as it moves.