Glossary of Industry Terms

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Gateway

City, airport, or area from which a flight or tour departs.

Gateway city

City with an international airport.

Group leader

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).

Group rate

A special discounted rate charged by suppliers to groups. Also called tour rate.

Group tour

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.

Guaranteed tour

A tour guaranteed to operate unless canceled before an established cutoff date (usually 60 days prior to departure).

Guest account

See folio.

Guide or guide service

A person or company qualified to conduct tours of specific localities or attractions.

Guided tour

A local sightseeing trip conducted by a guide.

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