Glossary of Travel Terms
There are currently 21 names in this directory
Resort that includes all meals, beverages, alcohol, and entertainment in its pricing.
A travel agent who focuses on the needs of clients making business-related travel plans
Corporate travel specialist
A travel agent who focuses on the needs of clients making business-related travel plans.
A sailing vacation that offers accommodations as well as the opportunity to visit multiple ports of call; the cost of a cruise will include accommodations, meals, and transportation.
A tour that involves traveling with a group of people, under the care of a trip escort who takes care of details and leads the way.
Foreign Independent Tour; a tour for travelers who are not part of a group and do not have access to an escort or a host.
Global Distribution Systems; systems that utilize a unique set of commands to perform airline reservations, hotel reservations, and car rental reservations (and, sometimes, cruise vacations and other ancillary travel products).
A vacation where you travel on your own, but have access to a tour host who can assist with planning daily itineraries, and can also offer help with directions or assistance in purchasing train tickets and such.
A trip with no group or tour leader, for which each component (flight reservations, hotel bookings, train transportation, etc.) is booked individually.
A subset of a larger maritime law that states that ships of foreign registry are prohibited from carrying cargo between the U.S. mainland and noncontiguous parts of the United States; the restrictions of this act can affect cruise ship itineraries.
A trip for which many components are booked together, simultaneously, as a package; resorts, hotels, air reservations, car rentals, and some sightseeing tours can be included as part of a package vacation.
An upscale hotel that offers more than just accommodations; a resort will likely offer enticements meant to attract travelers for long stays.