This encyclopaedia provides definitions of travel and tourism terminology in a clear, lucid and authoritative manner. It includes the language of the industry, acronyms, trade bodies, airlines and brand names. The aim of this encyclopaedia is to act as a quick reference source or guide to the wide range of basic definitions, concepts, themes, methods, perspectives and institutions embraced by tourism in its different manifestations. 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. Entries vary from one-line definitions to big articles.