Travel Glossary : Booking Tour

 
Travel Glossary : Booking Tour
 
Closeout dates
Specific dates (inclusive) when tours/hotel rooms/packages are no longer available, i.e. no more bookings can be accepted for these dates.  This usually occurs in peak seasons when special events, holiday periods and/or particularly good weather conditions raise demand.
     
DBL                    
Double: when used in reference to hotel bookings, it means a room with/for double occupancy, i.e. occupied by two persons only.
      
DLX                    
Deluxe
      
ETA                    
Expected time of arrival
      
ETD                    
Expected time of departure
      
FIT                      
Originally the term referred to ‘foreign independent travel’, but now refers simply to any type of independent travel without a host or a guide.
      
FOC                    
Free of charge
      
GSA
General Sales Agent: a sales representative for a tour or an airline company.
      
H/F
When referring to hotel bookings, it refers hill facing rooms.
      
INC or INCL       
Inclusive
      
MICE                  
This is an acronym for ‘Meetings, Incentives, Convemtions/Conferences, and Events’. It is used to refer to groups travelling for a special occasion on tailor-made arrangements. This is not to be mistaken for groups travelling on ‘series tours’
      
Open Dated       
Usually used in reference to airline tickets where it means that no return date had been set on the ticket issued.
      
Open Jaw          
Usually used in reference to airline tickets where it means that the ticket  allows the passenger to arrive in one city and depart from another city without penalty.
      
Open Ticket       
Usually used in reference to airline tickets where is means that no dates or times have been set on either the departure or the return portion of the
journey.
      
PAX
Passenger  
      
Peak/Off-Peak Season
Hi- or low-travelling season due to a variety of factors, e.g. seasonal Season weather, events and holidays. Prices and availability will vary according to the season.
      
PNR                    
Passenger Name Record. Generally used in reference to flight bookings.
      
PVT                    
Private: when referring to tours and/or transfers, a private booking means that the passengers will have exclusive use of a vehicle to themselves for  the purpose of the tour and/or transfer.
      
ROH                   
Run-of-House: when referring to hotel bookings, an ROH booking implies that the hotel has the right to assign any available room to the guest regardless of room category.
      
RTN                   
Return
      
Series tours     
This refers to groups travelling on pre-packaged tours that depart at regular intervals (weekly, fortnightly, monthly etc.), Mayflower’s own series tours include the ‘Makan Angin’ coach tour.
      
S/F                    
When referring to hotel bookings, it refers to sea facing rooms.
      
SGL                  
Single: when used in reference to hotel bookings, it means a room with/for single occupancy, i.e. occupied by one person only.
      
SIC                    
Seat-in-Coach: when referring to tours and/or transfers, an SIC booking implies that the passenger will be joining other passengers to whom s/he might not be acquainted.
      
STD                   
Standard
      
SUP                   
Superior
      
TRP                   
Triple: when used in reference to hotel bookings, it means a room with/for triple occupancy, i.e. occupied by three persons only. In Thailand, this usually means a double room with the addition of a removable roll-away bed.
 

 

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