Glossary of Industry Terms

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Inbound operator

A receptive operator that usually serves groups arriving from another country.

Inbound tour

A tour for groups of travelers whose trip originates in another location, usually another country.

Incentive or incentive commission

See override.

Incentive tour

A trip offered as a prize, particularly to stimulate the productivity of employees or sales agents.

Incidentals

Charges incurred by the participants of a tour, but which are not included in the tour price.

Inclusive tour

See all-inclusive package.

Independent tour

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.).

Intermodual tour

A tour that uses several forms of transportation, such as a plane, motorcoach, cruise ship, and train.

Itinerary

A list of a tour’s schedule and major travel elements.

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