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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing tourism matters.

Listen to accommodation - living quarters provided for public convenience
Listen to airport charges - airport fees
Listen to amendment to a booking - a statement that is added to, revises or improves a document (here a booking)
Listen to arrival - the act of arriving at a certain place
Listen to board - get on board of trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.
Listen to boarding pass - the paper document that you receive from the airline at check-in that allows you to get on the plane
Listen to budget airlines - low-priced airlines
Listen to cancellation fee - the amount of money that you are charged when you cancel a reservation
Listen to claim for damages - compensation
Listen to departure - the act of going away, leaving
Listen to destination - the place designated as the end of your journey
Listen to 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
Listen to domestic tourism - travel within the traveller’s country of residence
Listen to excursion - a journey taken for pleasure, outing, trip
Listen to 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.
Listen to fare - the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
Listen to flight attendant - an attendant on an airplane, steward
Listen to fully independent travel or FIT - travelling independently – no group, no guide, no fixed itinerary unless the client wants one
Listen to group inclusive tour or GIT - group travel
Listen to high season - the season when travel is most active and rates are highest, peak season
Listen to itinerary - the schedule for your vacation
Listen to leisure time - time available for ease and relaxation
Listen to off season - the season when travel is least active and rates are lowest
Listen to 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
Listen to package holiday - a tour arranged by a travel agent; transportation and food and lodging are all provided at an inclusive price
Listen to pax - industry abbreviation for passengers
Listen to rep - representative
Listen to 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.
Listen to scheduled flight - flight based on pre-determined schedules
Listen to self-catering - referring to accommodation in which guests can take care of their own meal and laundry needs
Listen to sightseeing - visiting famous or interesting sights
Listen to tour guide - a guide who leads others on a tour
Listen to tour operator - travel business
Listen to travel agent - someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers
Listen to 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.

Listen to Fares are exclusive of taxes, airport charges and service charges.
Listen to If you wish to amend your booking then the below form is an easy and convenient way of doing so.
Listen to If you are travelling from an airport enabled for online boarding pass printing, you will be provided with a link to do so.
Listen to With budget airlines offering flights to new destinations around the world all the time, travellers are taking more holidays than ever before.
Listen to Cancellation fees are among the fastest rising prices in the travel marketplace.
Listen to "Direct flight" doesn't necessarily mean "non-stop" flight.
Listen to If you encounter one of the problems covered in this leaflet, then you should immediately ask the representative of the airline operating your flight to deal with your problem.
Listen to In addition to the rights described above, you may claim damages from your tour operator if it fails to provide the services you have booked within the EU, whatever your destination.
Listen to About 75 percent of all domestic tourism trips taken in Australia in 2004 were taken by road.
Listen to Flight attendants usually answer questions about the flight; distribute reading material, pillows, and blankets; and help small children, elderly or disabled persons, and any others needing assistance.
Listen to Here you find cheap package holiday deals and cheap flights from all the major UK tour operators.
Listen to E-Bookers offer particularly good deals on long haul scheduled flights.


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