Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing tourism matters.
accommodation - living quarters provided for public convenience airport charges - airport fees amendment to a booking - a statement that is added to, revises or improves a document (here a booking) arrival - the act of arriving at a certain place board - get on board of trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc. boarding pass - the paper document that you receive from the airline at check-in that allows you to get on the plane budget airlines - low-priced airlines cancellation fee - the amount of money that you are charged when you cancel a reservation claim for damages - compensation departure - the act of going away, leaving destination - the place designated as the end of your journey direct flight - a flight when a traveller gets to their destination without having to change planes. You might take a stop in another city but you will not need to get off the plane domestic tourism - travel within the traveller’s country of residence excursion - a journey taken for pleasure, outing, trip familiarization or FAM trip - a trip organized by a tour company, city, or theme park in which travel agents are invited to participate so they can learn about the locale and promote it to its clients. fare - the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance flight attendant - an attendant on an airplane, steward fully independent travel or FIT - travelling independently – no group, no guide, no fixed itinerary unless the client wants one group inclusive tour or GIT - group travel high season - the season when travel is most active and rates are highest, peak season itinerary - the schedule for your vacation leisure time - time available for ease and relaxation off season - the season when travel is least active and rates are lowest one-way ticket - an air ticket that only takes the traveller from their origin to their destination with no return flight back to their origin package holiday - a tour arranged by a travel agent; transportation and food and lodging are all provided at an inclusive price pax - industry abbreviation for passengers rep - representative resort - it is a place for holidaying or vacationing. Location where all services and entertainment are under one roof. They can vary from luxury to budget or economy. scheduled flight - flight based on pre-determined schedules self-catering - referring to accommodation in which guests can take care of their own meal and laundry needs sightseeing - visiting famous or interesting sights tour guide - a guide who leads others on a tour tour operator - travel business travel agent - someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers visiting friends and relatives or VFR - travelling to visit friends and relatives
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.
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