List of abbreviations related to Holiday Industry

GENERAL TERMS

FIT: FULLY INDEPENDENT TRAVELER (TOURIST NOT PART OF TOUR GROUP)

GIT: GROUP INCLUSIVE TOUR [SIMPLY GROUP TOUR]

GST: GENERAL SERVICE TAX [1.24% ON ACCOMMODATION | 4.9% ON TRANSPORT | 3.09% ON TOUR PACKAGE IN INDIA]

LT: LUXURY TAX [FOR INSTANCE- LUXURY TAX IN NEW DELHI, INDIA HOTEL IS 12.5% ON PUBLISHED TARIFF]

PAX: TRAVELER

ESG: ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE [FOR FRENCH SPEAKING GUIDE IT MAY BE FSG]

FOC: FREE OF COST [FOR INSTANCE- 1 FOC FOR A GROUP OF 15 PAX]

TERMS RELATED TO HOTEL

CP: CONTINENTAL PLAN- THIS MEANS THE INCLUSIVE OF BREAKFAST

MAP: MODIFIED AMERICAN PLAN- THIS MEANS BREAKFAST & DINNER

AP: AMERICAN PLAN- ALL MEALS [BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER]

JP: JUNGLE PLAN- ALL MEALS [BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER] + JUNGLE SAFARIS [ELEPHANT & JEEP WHICHEVER APPLICABLE]

AI: ALL INCLUSIVE- THIS MEANS ALL TAXES INCLUDED | HENCE IF THERE IS A TERM CPAI- THIS MEANS BREAKFAST & ALL TAXES INCLUSIVE

W/DRINK: WELCOME DRINK- IT IS A NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK SERVED BY HOTEL AT THE TIME OF CHECK IN

STD: STANDARD (ROOM CATEGORY)

DLX: DELUXE (ROOM CATEGORY)

LUX: LUXURY (ROOM CATEGORY)

SA: SERVICE APARTMENT

PRO-RATA: PROPOTIONAL RATIO BASIS

COFFEE SHOP: 24 HOURS OPEN RESTAURANT

F&B: FOOD & BEVERAGE

FOM: FRONT OFFICE MANAGER

BUFFET: IT IS A MEAL SERVING SYSTEM WHERE PATRONS SERVE THEMSELVES.

À LA CARTE: THIS IS A FRENCH WORD MEANING "FROM THE CARD". THIS REFERS TO A MENU OF ITEMS PRICED AND ORDERED SEPARATELY.

TDH: THIS MEANS TABLE D'HÔTE, A FRENCH WORD WHICH LITERALLY MEANS "HOST'S TABLE" [SIMPLY FIXED MENU]

BANQUET: THIS IS A HALL/ LARGE ROOM FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOSTING A PARTY, BANQUET, RECEPTION OR OTHER SOCIAL EVENT.

TERMS RELATED TO TRANSPORT

RETURN TRANSFER- TWO WAY AIRPORT TRANSFER (AIRPORT TO HOTEL & HOTEL TO AIRPORT)

SIC: SEAT IN COACH

AC: AIR CONDITION