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Travel Dictionary

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9780933143586: Travel Dictionary

For students and travelers the world over, this encyclopedia of information contains over 6,000 terms, codes, acronyms and abbreviations of travel, and includes travel industry associations, consortiums, reference books, magazines, and newsletters. Time zones around the world are listed as well as countries and capitals, currencies and currency codes, airline codes, and city/airport codes in both encoding and decoding formats. From "arunk" to "Z- time", the terminology also comprises many political, social, cultural, technical, and geographic elements, and numerous American terms are defined for foreign tourism consultants. From world facts and trivia, to international geographical terms, metric conversions, and world area maps, this dictionary covers it all!

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Claudine Dervaes has over 24 years' of travel industry experience and is the author-publisher of The Travel Training Series, The Travel Dictionary, Teaching Travel Handbook, the video on Careers in Travel and more. Her company, Solitaire Publishing, produces and distributes over 35 products for travel education. Ms. Dervaes's materials are used in over 600 schools and colleges and by thousands of travel agencies and individuals for training and resource.

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While it carries no edition statement, this book has been published since at least 1990. The author's intent was to compile a quick-reference handbook for use by travel industry personnel. As a former travel agent, tour company representative, and travel industry instructor, Dervaes relied upon her experience as the gauge for determining the style and content of this work. The idea is excellent; unfortunately, the book misses its mark. It contains a concise specialized dictionary, with brief definitions of travel terms and abbreviations. For example, pool route is defined as "When two carriers share equally their facilities, total revenues, and borrow planes and crews from each other." STCR is a code for "stretcher passenger." Many of the 6,000 terms defined are common words that could be found in a standard dictionary: brothel, cavern, harbor. Appendixes contain time zone and metric conversion charts, international clothing sizes, a smattering of geographic world facts (major rivers, deserts, ship canals, islands, continents), all of which can be found readily in commonly used reference sources. The numerous lists of specialized codes appears to be the most important information this guide has to offer. Here are codes for airlines, airports around the world, cities, countries, currencies, car rentals, hotels, credit cards, airfares, and special meals.

The Travel Dictionary is best left to travel and tourism personnel. Libraries will be wise to continue to rely on standard sources such as Travel Industry Personnel Directory and the Official Airlines Guide for this information.

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