Traveling is a very primitive and primordial human need, and it is not a new concept that generated with the development of the industrial revolution even though it helped. But for the most part, it dates back to the early civilizations, where our perception of the world was very narrow and lackluster compared with what we have now. And the appreciation and investigation of the history that falls behind this primordial need can help predict what other types of travel and the changes that might occur to it in the near or far future.

1. The history of traveling

Travelling started to become mainstream and organized in the form of crusades of education in the time of the Roman Empire. Their power and greatness made them an unstoppable force in the march of civilization. Still, their need for knowledge through philosophy was the reason they sent their scouts to lands far from their home to meet new cultures, but also to gain their understanding of the vast world they were discovering. Their travels took them to Asia into the cradle of the Chinese civilization for the search of new ingredients and to Egypt to know of the architecture of their buildings. As for the people who did travel, they were slightly privileged to gain access to such journeys, and only the royalty could make them happen by will, and it stayed that way until later.

1.1 Development

It is common knowledge that the era before the first world war was the period where cars and air travel were popular among the familiar class people, but before that period traveling never seemed to be an interest for all people alike. Partly due to its overpriced value at the time, but mostly because it was not very marginalized or a topic of discussion. The sudden emergence of more ways of traveling that were faster and safer made the reach and scale of travel extensively larger, with the bonus of new jobs and currency to be made out of managing it.After many years it became one of the most popular industries. It became implemented in other fields, as well as being developed by science and technology to make the travel itself safer, more comfortable, and more profitable.

1.2 Similarities in travel

Many similarities carried over from the early days of traveling to the modern age, and they may or may not exist in the future, but it does mean that the past is an essential factor in the next line of travel routes and tools. One apparent example of these similarities is the classification of the travelers, which started at the beginning of the Victorian age with the dawn of the industrial revolution, where the hierarchy of the society played a big role in the direction of scientific and technological breakthroughs. And while it was in trains and cars at that time, it became the default system of travel in airlines. Another similarity is the main ways of travel that are water, flying, and road.Related: The benefits and conveniences of travelling light

2. Future travel

The prediction of the future is never one hundred percent accurate, especially when dealing with technological development or even an industry with the size of travel and tourism. In the past, and until this point, the three main travel methods have been the same, and with the significant scientific breakthroughs that surround matter and atoms who knows what the future may hold. As for the pricing and the booking process, it is safe to say that it will be easier and more affordable for everyone, thanks to the digitalization of communication tools.

Originally published on Live Positively.