Glossary of Industry Terms
City, airport, or area from which a flight or tour departs.
City with an international airport.
An individual who has been given the responsibility of coordinating tour and travel arrangements for a group. The group leader may act as a liaison to a tour operator or may develop a tour independently (and sometimes serve as the tour director).
A special discounted rate charged by suppliers to groups. Also called tour rate.
A travel package for an assembly of travelers that has a common itinerary, travel date, and transportation. Group tours are usually prearranged, prepaid, and include transportation, lodging, dining, and attraction admissions. See also escorted group tour.
A tour guaranteed to operate unless canceled before an established cutoff date (usually 60 days prior to departure).
Guide or guide service
A person or company qualified to conduct tours of specific localities or attractions.
A local sightseeing trip conducted by a guide.