Travel Glossary

A travel glossary with some common travel-related terms.

Travel Glossary
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Here is a travel glossary with some common travel-related terms:

  • Airfare - the cost of a plane ticket.
  • Baggage allowance - the amount of luggage you can bring on a plane or train.
  • Boarding pass - a document that allows you to board a plane or train.
  • Budget travel - traveling on a tight budget, often with inexpensive accommodation and meals.
  • Car rental - renting a car for a specified period of time.
  • Check-in - the process of registering at a hotel, airport or train station.
  • Destination - the place you are traveling to.
  • E-tickets - electronic tickets that are sent to your email, rather than printed out.
  • Hotel amenities - the services and facilities provided by a hotel, such as a pool, gym or spa.
  • Itinerary - a detailed plan of your travel arrangements.
  • Jet lag - the tiredness and disorientation experienced after a long flight.
  • Layover - a period of time spent at an airport between connecting flights.
  • Passport - a travel document that allows you to enter foreign countries.
  • Resort - a vacation destination that typically includes accommodation, dining, and recreational activities.
  • Sightseeing - visiting tourist attractions or places of interest.
  • Solo travel - traveling alone.
  • Tour - a guided trip to various tourist attractions or locations.
  • Travel hacking - a strategy for finding ways to travel cheaply or for free by taking advantage of rewards programs, credit card points, and other travel-related promotions. This can involve maximizing airline miles, hotel loyalty programs, and other incentives to reduce the cost of travel.
  • Visa - a document that allows you to enter a foreign country.
  • Wanderlust - a strong desire to travel and explore the world.
  • Youth hostel - an affordable accommodation option for budget-conscious travelers, typically with shared dormitories and communal spaces.