Glossary of Industry Terms
A receptive operator that usually serves groups arriving from another country.
A tour for groups of travelers whose trip originates in another location, usually another country.
Incentive or incentive commission
A trip offered as a prize, particularly to stimulate the productivity of employees or sales agents.
Charges incurred by the participants of a tour, but which are not included in the tour price.
A travel package in which a tour operator is involved only with the planning, marketing, and selling of the package, but is not involved with the passengers while the tour is in progress. See also frequent independent travel (F.I.T.).
A tour that uses several forms of transportation, such as a plane, motorcoach, cruise ship, and train.
A list of a tour’s schedule and major travel elements.