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Travel Industry Terminology
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12 Budget Travel Tips
Become a travel agent
1. An employee of or contractor to a tour operator who accompanies and is in overall charge of a tour.
2. A member of a group taking a tour who is designated as that group's leader and who might have played a key role in bringing the group together for the tour.
Wait list, waitlist. 1. n. A roster of names of those wishing passage on a full flight or other trip, usually honored in order in case of cancellations. 2. n. A group of people waiting for cancellations. 3. v. To place someone on such a list.
Direct Flight. A flight which may make an intermediate stop or stops before reaching its final destination but requires no change of aircraft.
Lead In. The lowest price available.
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Nicole Sussmane has left a new comment on your post "Travel and the Hard of Hearing":
When taking a trip not designed for the deaf or hard of hearing loop technology can be very helpful. This is being implemented in hotels and public places across America. Loop stands for ampetronic loops, aka audio-frequency introduction loops. These emit electromagnetic signals, conveying sounds of interest to nearby hearing aids.
For more information on loop technologies and other travel tips for the hard of hearing you can visit the following article:
12 BUDGET TRAVEL TIPS
- Travel off-season. Check with the local tourism office to find out when their off-season starts.
- Travel double occupancy. When travelling with someone, sharing a room will be cheaper than booking two separate rooms.
- When flying, either plan well in advance (ideally, 10 months to a year ahead) or at the last minute (two weeks or less before you leave).
- Be flexible. You can save on fares by travelling mid-week, or choosing sunny Varadero, Cuba, over sunny Cancun, Mexico.
- Check with your credit card company for existing travel or car insurance.
- Book a package deal or an all-inclusive trip. (But if you prefer local restaurants to hotel fare, or spur-of-the-moment activities to planned outings, all-inclusives may not be a good idea.)
- Brown bag healthy snacks and meals to avoid pricey airport or train food. Book a hotel room with a kitchenette, to save on meals.
- Consult with your travel agent to preplan trips; surf the Internet for immediate deals.
- Ask your travel agent where to change your money to get the best exchange rate.
- Visit Amtrak Hot Deals or ViaRail Special Deals to get the best prices on North American rail travel.
- Visit web sites such as Eurail or Flightcentre to buy your European rail pass before you leave Canada.
- When going by car, use the most fuel-efficient model on hand (subcompact, compact and hybrids are best). To save even more gas, use cruise control, keep to the speed limit, run the air conditioning as little as possible and pack the trunk before loading down the roof.
- From - http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/budget/12-budget-travel-tips
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Artist of the Month
I moved to Canada in 1997 and operated a small business in Whistler with my husband, where
we enjoyed mountain life.
After settling in Nanaimo in 2004, I renewed my interest in painting. I have taken several workshops
on Vancouver Island.I have participated in lots of exhibits and art events.
In my painting, I use depth of colour to capture the mood and the atmosphere of the scene. My focus lately has been on finding a balance between realism and abstract.
I view myself as a contemporary impressionist and expressionist.
I will be glad of any comments or corrections or if you wish to see something that is of interest to you please let me know. Thanks, Rhoda