235 – Trip vs Travel – Confusing English Vocabulary

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Trip & travel are similar words in English but they can be confusing to use. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use trip & travel in everyday English conversation.

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Using Travel

  • Ken often travels to Europe on business.
  • Most people in the USA travel by car.
  • Jenny is traveling in South America now.
  • My job requires a lot of business travel.
  • You need to have a passport for international travel.
  • In countries like Japan and France domestic travel is made easy by high-speed trains.

Using Trip

  • My last trip to Asia was really exciting.
  • Chris is planning a two-week trip to Central Europe next year.
  • Joe took a trip to Rome. He loved it!
  • I’m taking a trip to Montréal next week. I can’t wait.
  • A lot of my students have gone on a trip to the Grand Canyon.
  • When you go on a trip don’t pack too much in your suitcase.

Using Go

  • Go on a trip
  • Go on a business trip
  • Go on a cruise
  • Go on a safari
  • Go on a journey
  • Go on vacation

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Comments 12

  1. We use both. Business travel is more of a general word. For example, "Business travel makes up 50% of all airline business." When we talk about a person's journey, we prefer to use trip. "My business trip to Spain was successful."

  2. Harsha, Well..I can take a trip to the grocery store, or take a trip to India. Travel (as a noun) can be used to mean a long journey (His travel in Asia was exciting) or (as a verb) can mean any movement (I travel to school by bus)

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