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What are the major travel gateways and hubs?

-airports
-train terminals
-sea ports

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What are transport hubs?

a place where passengers can move from one mode of transportation to another
-airports provide options to take a rail, bus or light rail link to the nearest city centre and other transport hubs such as central railway stations and coach stations

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pros of air travel

-ability to travel long distances with ease
-budget airlines have opened up many European destinations

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cons of air travel

-long time for security procedures
-restrictions on luggage
-seats need to be booked in advance
-paying last minute = higher price

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pros of car travel

-extensive road networks in developed countries
-easy to find rest areas and petrol stations
-as much baggage
-comfortable for families

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cons of car travel

-congestion in holiday periods
-distance can be too long for convenience
-traffic in busy cities

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pros of coach operators

-national coach services
-cheaper than other transport

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cons of coach operators

-can take longer
-route and stops are all fixed

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pros of bus companies

-sightseeing bus tours - see attractions in a convenient way
-most common and cheapest in other countries

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cons of bus operators

-sightseeing tours can be expensive
-buses can be old and poorly maintained in some emerging countries

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Pros of local transport services

-not affected by road traffic
-reasonably priced

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Cons of local transport services

-underground - can't see sights
-heavy traffic affects taxis

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pros of taxis

-good value for short journeys

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cons of taxis

-costly if used to take a long journey

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pros of Safari and expeditions

-exciting holiday experiences often with like-minded travellers

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cons of Safari and expeditions

-take a long time if the whole expedition is overland from the uk

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pros of long distance rail

-cheaper than flying

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cons of long distance rail

-rail journey will take longer than flying

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pros of scheduled train services

- fixed timetable, making it easy to plan a journey

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cons of scheduled train services

-not always good in developing countries

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Pros of heritage rail

-offers visitors a good day out, making them a popular tourist attraction

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Cons of heritage rail

-they are not useful for actual travel

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pros of luxury rail

-good service

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cons of luxury rail

-tickets are very expensive

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pros of ferry

-reasonably cheap
-stringent safety regulations in developed countries

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cons of ferry

-limited facilities for passengers on short crossings
-some people suffer from travel sickness
-developing countries - should check safety

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cons of cruises

-travel sickness