Glossary of Industry Terms
A light-hearted history tour that shows locations where interesting scandals took place.
Air flights that are publicly scheduled and promoted by major airlines.
A tour that’s set in a tour operator’s regular schedule of tour departures and that’s often sold to the general public. Also called public tour or retail tour.
A land tour, usually available at ports of call, sold by cruise lines or tour operators to cruise passengers.
Those periods between the peak and off season when destination demand is moderate.
Organizations that provide local guided tours.
Short excursions of usually a few hours that focus on sightseeing and/or attraction visits.
Special event tour
A travel package that features major happenings, such as concerts or sporting events, as the reason for the journey.
An itinerary in which part of the group does one thing while the other part does something else.
A tour guide who boards a motorcoach to give detailed, expert commentary about the city or area being visited.
A report that describes a company’s mission statement, goals, objectives and strategic actions.
A local operator who provides services for a wholesaler.
The actual producer and seller of travel components.
A summary of a company’s strengths and weaknesses, and the environmental opportunities and threats that will most influence it.