Blog post archive
A full archive of blog posts from the Why Travel website:
Sedentism: The great settling down?
Songlines: Travel, song and creation
“To boldly go where no one has gone before!”Science Fiction and Travel
Freedom to travel: a brief history of the passport
Marchetti’s Constant and Travel Time Budgets: one hour’s travel a day?
In the hands of the gods: deities, saints and spirits of travel
‘Border’ wins Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, 2018
Educational Travel Today: Study Abroad, Road Schooling and Self Improvement
Travel as Education in 16th-19th Century Europe: From ‘Grand Tours’ to ‘Working Men’s Excursions’
Influencing tourist behaviour in Amsterdam: beer bikes, taxes and smart technology
Health Tourism: Travelling for medical treatment, health and wellness throughout the ages
Largest ever all-female expedition to Antarctica: exploration, adventure travel and gender
Travelling to shop: the rise of shopping as a major motivation for international travel
First direct freight train from China arrives in London: towards the new Silk Road
ITC report reveals “seismic shifts” in individual travel behaviour in England
Chinese tourists in Kidlington – travel and the search for authenticity
The Ethical Paradox of Last Chance Tourism
Bangkok overtakes London as the world’s top tourist destination
Restricting visitor numbers: does tourism need saving from itself?
Technological change and the future of travel: ITC Annual Lecture 2016
Creatures of habit: Why do a third of Britons return every year to the same holiday destination?
‘Striking changes’ in children’s travel finds new report: children travelling less independently and walking less
Active Travel Being Encouraged Worldwide: physically active mobility has wide-ranging benefits for the health and liveability of cities
The world’s largest annual human migration – travelling home for Lunar New Year
Troubles in the Schengen Zone: could this end passport-free travel in Europe?
Tourists arrested for flying a drone over the Vatican: drones and the future of tourism
Going Home: Virtual reality allows 88-year-old to ‘return home’ to his North Korean village for first time in 68 years
Mars One – A journey of exploration with no return home
Fewer young people in Europe are travelling: decline goes against global travel trends
‘Gun Control Australia’ calls for US Travel Boycott: ethical travel and boycotts
Gender and Travel: Iranian star footballer unable to compete because husband refused permission to travel
Travel jacket for frequent fliers breaks crowd-funding records
Tourist visits to Thailand fall dramatically following Bangkok bombing
We are ‘falling out of love with the car’ but the popularity of rail travel will continue to rise finds new research
‘Transport is key to our collective intelligence’ says new report from the Independent Transport Commission
‘Engage Cuba’ group launched in US to lobby for the lifting of travel and trade restrictions
Man travels ‘around the world’ in just 12 hours
Migrant crisis in the Mediterranean worsens
Thousands watch Cunard’s ‘Three Queens’ mark the company’s 175th anniversary
Going slow – half a million tune in to watch two-hour canal trip on BBC Four
Virtual reality is the future of travel says Facebook CEO
Transport Ireland® 2015 Conference asks: ‘Why travel?’
Driverless cars gaining momentum: freedom and safety on the roads of the future?
Selfie-sticks banned in the National Gallery – capturing travel in the social media age
China overtakes US as number one spender on international travel
The romance of rail – and Japan’s Shinkansen golden jubilee
Is pilgrimage ‘costing the Earth’?
Over 2 million Muslims gather in Mecca for Hajj
ITC 2014 Annual Lecture – videos now available online
Stephen Bayley: The death of travel?
ITC Annual Lecture asks ‘Why do we travel?’
Number of displaced persons reaches 50 million for first time since World War II
Travel app allows you to experience North Korea without leaving your armchair
British Nationals fighting in Syria may have their citizenship revoked
Storms and floods cause widespread travel disruption
London ‘travel chaos’ as Tube strikes and storms disrupt journeys of millions of passengers
Airports Commission releases short-list of airport expansion options
World Travel Market hosts 50,000 attendees in 4 days
If you care about the environment, should you fly?
The importance of face-to-face meetings: to travel or not to travel?
Active Travel Bill passed in Welsh Sennedd
Dolman Travel Book of the Year announced