A tour that includes pre-paid transportation, accommodations and/or some combination of other tour elements, such as meals, transfers, sightseeing or car rental. A package tour may include more than one destination, as cruises often do.
Entity that puts together the tour product.
passenger facility charge (PFC)
a fee for the use of many airports, added in to the cost of an air ticket - another name for an additional tax on travelers
passenger name record (PNR)
the official name of one's reservation in a computer reservation system (CRS)
a service that will take your passport and hand carry, if necessary, to the appropriate embassy in order to expedite a visa. Can be expensive if you have waited until the last minute to obtain a travel visa
" by the day ;" in the cruise industry, the per-day cost of a cruise, per person
personal effects coverage
additional car rental insurance covering loss of personal property from the rented vehicle
refers to the fares between two cities; the service between two cities without additional segments or any continuation
the place where a ship docks; a place visited by cruise ship; the left side of a vessel
fees levied by local authorities upon the cruise lines for each passenger visiting a port of call, normally added to the total cruise fare
a baggage handler, also referred to as a " skycap "
usually a round, sealed window in a shipboard stateroom
a small country hotel ( Spanish )
space aboard a ship or aircraft that can be confirmed ahead of time
TIA’s annual meeting for U.S. tourism businesses to meet with international inbound tour operators.
per person, double occupancy. Most tours and cruises are quoted this way; the average cost to stay in a particular location per day
PREAND POST TOURS
Optional extension or side-trip package before or after a meeting, gathering or convention.
a travel agency's list of the products they prefer to sell the most. These suppliers sometimes offer extra commissions, but also often make special offers available to the consumer through that travel agent. This usually results in a win-win situation for both the agency and the traveler - the agency can rely on the preferred supplier for integrity and a quality product, and the traveler gets a good value at a fair price
A tour group in existence prior to the tour, the members of which share a common bond, interest or organizational affiliation. Also referred to as affinity group.
Prepaid ticket advice
a form used when purchasing an air ticket to be picked up and used by someone else at another airport. E-tickets have reduced the need for this greatly
meals offered at a fixed price, usually fairly low, consisting of several courses with no substitutions allowed. Common in Europe
referring to propeller-driven aircraft
In the hospitality industry, any lodging facility, such as a hotel or motel.
someone claiming to be a travel agent who really isn't - watch out for these types !! They often produce bogus ID cards, and can disappear when problems arise ! Check credentials before doing business with someone you are unsure of !
Pacific Standard Time
an airfare that is listed in the carrier's tariff
aboard ship, the person responsible for providing a wide array of services such as information, making change, stamps, etc. Found at the purser's desk
Prince William Sound Tourism Coalition.