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Why Travel? – Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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Why Travel?: Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives

Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret


Why travel? What motivations underpin the journeys we make? And how can we make decisions that improve our travel experiences? Arguing that the desire to move is a purpose in itself, this book brings together leading experts to provide insights from multiple viewpoints across the sciences, arts and humanities. Together, they examine key travel motivations, including the importance of travel for human well-being, as well as how this can reconciled with challenges such as reducing our carbon footprint, adapting new mobility technologies, and improving the quality of our journeys. The book shows ... More

Keywords: why travel, travel motivations, future travel, travel policy, travel behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529216363
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529216363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Niblett, editor
Social Research Associates

Kris Beuret, editor
Independent Transport Commission

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