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A dictionary of travel and tourism terminology
Beaver, Allan, 1934-
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Publication Information:
Wallingford, UK ; New York : CABI Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
xiii, 380 pages ; 26 cm
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G155.A1 B38 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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* Provides approximately 7,000 definitions of travel and tourism terminology, used in the English speaking world
* Covers the operating language of the industry, acronyms of organizations, trade bodies and airlines, IT terms and brand names
* Entries vary from one-line definitions to 500 word articles

The book covers all aspects of the tourism industry, including hospitality, transport - road, rail, air and sea, and ancillary services such as car rental, insurance, passport and visa services, and foreign currency.

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The most recent dictionaries for the travel industry (S. Medlik's Dictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality, CH, May'94, and World Travel Dictionary, ed. by Richard English, 2nd ed., 1999) appear to have British origins, and this title follows suit. Beaver, a British professor of leisure and tourism, takes pains to include American usage and terminology. Acronyms and brand-specific terms are counted among the 7,000 entries covering tourism and travel by land, sea, and air. Web addresses for tourism authorities are listed among the main entries. Most entries are brief, but Beaver waxes eloquent on such terms as "CRS" (computerized reservation system), "FFP" (frequent flyer programme), and especially, "tourism." Other than the World Tourism Organization Code of Ethics and, perhaps, the European Community CRS rules, the appendixes are of little interest to the American travel industry. A few minor errors were noted: cross-country skis are usually longer, not shorter, than downhill skis, and Amtrak was inconsistently spelled, but the American press misspells it, too. This title defines more terms than its competitors and is more expensive. ^BSumming Up: Optional. Hospitality and tourism collections. T. R. Faust Burlington College

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. vi
Preface and Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Appendix I World Tourism Organization Global Code of Ethics for Tourismp. 331
Appendix II A Case Study--History of Stabiliser in the UKp. 344
Appendix III Content of UK Tourism Coursesp. 351
Appendix IV EC Neutral CRS Rulesp. 358