a schedule of prices/fares
a small boat or ferry that carries passengers from an anchored cruise ship to the pier at a port of call. Many ships are too large for existing port facilities at some destinations, and so they anchor just off shore and " tender " their passengers in for their visit
the term applied to the French high-speed train system
a cruise devoted to a specific interest, such as big bands, country western, Star Trek, exercise and weight-loss, cooking and cuisine, and many more. There is usually a theme cruise to suit just about any interest
a passenger who is not disembarking at a particular stop while enroute to the final destination
TIA or TIAA
Travel Industry Association of America.
blank airline tickets
TOUR BASING FARE
A reduced-rate excursion fare available only to those who buy pre-paid tours or packages. Also, any fare offered by a carrier on which a travel agent may claim a higher commission if he sells specified ground arrangements at the same time.
the person who accompanies and is in charge of a tour, often on a motorcoach tour
The leader of a guided tour who possesses in-depth knowledge of an area’s attractions.
A person who accompanies a tour group, usually with particular knowledge of the destination.
A person who supervises an escorted tour to oversee the group and to make sure that everything runs smoothly
A company that creates and/or markets inclusive tours and/or performs tour services and/or subcontracts their performance. Most tour operators sell through travel agents and directly to clients. See tour wholesaler, too.
Brochures containing artwork, graphics and/or illustrations but bare of copy, which are overprinted by individual tour operators or wholesalers with their contact information.
Those who supply the travel trade with a specific component, experience, attraction, and activity.
A company that usually creates and certainly markets inclusive tours and independent tours for sale through travel agents. Often used interchangeably with tour operator, but several distinctions might be drawn: (1) A wholesaler presumably sells nothing at retail; a tour operator often does both; (2) A wholesaler does not always create his own products; a tour operator virtually always does; (3) a wholesaler is less inclined than a tour operator to perform local services. Often these distinctions are not made because many travel companies perform any or all of the functions of travel agent, tour operator and wholesaler.
The business of providing and marketing services and facilities for pleasure travelers.
Joint highway travel marketing program conducted by Alaska, Yukon, Alberta, British Columbia and Prince Rupert.
a card issued to a visitor in lieu of a visa, usually for a short duration visit. Countries such as Mexico require these
Group tour with a business rather than vacation purpose.
A meeting that features free-standing vendor displays and booths. Also known as trade fair.
passing through the Panama Canal
The service of transportation from the modes of transportation (air, rail, bus, ship, boat) terminal to the accommodation.
a travel warning issued by the US Department of State, indicating a special caution should be taken in a country due to political unrest, natural disaster, or other special situation. These can be obtained from any good travel agent, on any area you are considering visiting
A company or individual engaged in selling transportation and other travel services and products directly to the consumer.
Travel & Tourism Research Association.
Time required to clean, disassemble, and/or remove objects from a function/guest room and reset it for another function or guest.
twenty-four hour time
used extensively in Europe and other countries, 1pm becomes 1300 hours, 4pm is 1500 hours, etc, up to 2359 ( 1159pm ). Midnite is then considered 2400 or " zero " hours. 1:20am is then 0120 or " one hour, twenty minutes " and so on. Most schedules and timetables in the majority of other countries are listed in the 24-hour format, so be careful when deciphering these !