We’ve probably all met someone who likes to show off how many places he has been to. It’s annoying but true that to some people, traveling is all about the number of destinations one has set foot on. But fortunately, the old “been there, seen that” mode(模式） is changing.
Last year’s travel trend was experiential travel. This is where tourists look for ways to get to know local culture and interact with local people so they feel less like an outsider.
So what about this year? Can thoughtful tourists get even more out of their traveling experience? Transformative travel is much like experiential travel, but takes it a step further. It usually goes through three stages — you go to a place that has a very different background from the place you come from, you learn wisdom from the new culture and the people you meet, and finally you return home and apply the knowledge to your own life and the lives of those around you. This last stage is how the transformation is completed and what separates transformative travel from experiential travel. “This allows our travelers to start to see the world less in black and white, and to begin to appreciate how delicate many problems are when seen from different angles,” Jennine Cohen, director of US travel company GeoEx, told Vogue magazine.
According to Rebecca Warren, managing editor at Lonely Planet, sustainable travel will be one of this year’s top trends. Traveling a shorter distance can reduce your carbon footprint. “One trans-Atlantic flight equals a year’s worth of driving, so consider planning an adventure closer to home,” suggested Warren, according to US News. Another way to involve sustainability in your travel plans is to choose a destination that will benefit the most from your trip. For example, places like Nepal will enjoy an increase in its local economy(经济）from the money it will make through tourism.
24. What is the author’s attitude towards the “been there, seen that” travel mode?
A. Slight doubt. B. Great interest. C. Strong dislike. D. Total approval.
25. Which of the following can be regarded as transformative travel?
A. Thomas traveled to Nepal, spending a lot of money on souvenirs.
B. Jackson traveled to France, visiting the world-famous Eiffel Tower.
C. Michael traveled to India, learning about its local traditions and customs.
D. Donald traveled to America, introducing high technology into his company.
26. The underlined word “sustainable，1 in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to_.
A. going against the low-carbon lifestyle
B. inspiring travelers to take adventures
C. producing profits for developed countries
D. continuing to develop with a green concept
27. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To advocate a new travel mode.
B. To introduce the latest travel trends.
C. To show the true meaning oflnivelino.
D. To raise public environmental awareness.
答案 24-27 CDDB