Leisure and Tourism Key Terms

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Leisure
What people do for fun and recreation in their free time.
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Tourism
Visiting another place for leisure, or to visit friends and relatives (VFR).
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Domestic tourist
Someone that visits a destination that is in his/her own country.
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Outbound/international tourist
Someone who travels out of a country to visit a destination in another country.
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In-bound tourism
Visiting a destination from one country, having travelled from another country.
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Mass tourism
Organised travel to a destination by a large number of visitors.
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Resort
Resorts are places tourists visit for holidays or recreation and where tourism is an important part of the local economy.
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Peak/high season
The busiest time of the year.
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Shoulder season
The period of time either side of the peak season where there is an immediate flow of visitors.
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Out of season
A time of year when a destination or facility has fewer visitors. Some facilities/attractions may close.
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Transport modes
The means of transport available to tourists such as road, rail, air and sea.
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Gateway
These are the international entry and exit point to a country, e.g. London Heathrow airport, the port of Dover and Eurostar's St Pancreas International.
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Terminal
One end of a transport link, e.g. London's Kings Cross/London Paddington.
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International Airport
An airport from which airlines operate flights to and from other countries.
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Short-haul
A flight which is less than about 4-5 hours in length, within the Mediterranean Basin/Europe, e.g. Spain.
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Long-haul
A flight which is more than 5-6 hours in length, outside the Mediterranean Basin/Europe, e.g. Mexico.
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Flag-carrier airline
A traditional airline which is regarded as a country's national airline, e.g. British Airways, Air France, Air Canada.
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Budget Airline
Cheap, no frills airline, e.g. EasyJet
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No-Frills
The policy of budget airlines which is to keep costs low by charging for extras such as food and drink.
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Travel Agent
High street and online companies give advice to customers and sell holidays on behalf of tour operators. They also sell other products such as currency, car hire, insurance.
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Tour operators
Tour operators are organisations that put together holidays (accomodation, transport, excursions, transfers) and sell them through travel agents or directly to the public.
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Visiting another place for leisure, or to visit friends and relatives (VFR).

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Tourism

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Someone that visits a destination that is in his/her own country.

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Someone who travels out of a country to visit a destination in another country.

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Visiting a destination from one country, having travelled from another country.

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