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Endpoints are a common source of confusion. “Day” can mean “24-hour block” or “calendar days”. A stay that lasts exactly 7 times 24 hours will span 8 calendar days, except if you make it start exactly at midnight on a given day. That's why it's much more convenient to think about “nights”. Usually a night goes from 3 or 4 PM on one day to 10 or 11 AM on the ...


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On your last day at the hotel, you usually have to leave by 10/11 am (you need to confirm the exact time with the hotel manager as there is no standard rule). If you exceed that limit, it will count as another night at the hotel.


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Usually hotels charge per night, which tends to be measured by you checking in after a certain time on the day before your first night, and checking out before a certain time on the day after your last night. There are sometimes discounts for staying only part of a day (a "day rate"). And there are sometimes extra charges for early check-in or late check-out ...


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Counting Nights Accommodation bookings count the nights you spend simply because that's what you need accommodation for: to sleep. This is based on the somewhat valid assumption that your main night time activity is sleeping. I understand where the confusion might arise from between day and night counts. Because nights are interposed between days you ...


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Google brought this up immediately and Wikipedia has a section on it here. They call it "ECR (Emigration Check Required) or ECNR (Emigration Check Not Required)." The category for an ECNR that appears to apply for you is "holder of a matriculation certificate."


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The term Prepayment covers any payment made prior to arriving at the hotel. From ebookers.com terms it seems that their prepayment is done at the time of booking. Others such as Agoda have a variable policies as to when they will bill your credit card, sometimes at booking, sometimes at a set date prior to your arrival (like a week before or two weeks ...


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From ebookers.com: For all products apart from certain hotels full payment is required at the time of booking in order secure your reservation. For hotel rates that do not require prepayment, your credit or debit card typically would be charged at check-out. From the above, it clearly means that you have fully paid for the hotel already, and you ...


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Other answers have given some lists, and talked about the definitional problems, but they don't seem to have anything like an ontology. GeoNames is a large database of geographic names with relations between them. It's not always easy to get all the data from the website... you might need to download the database and write your own programs to access it. For ...


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Depends. What's a country? Very hard to define, it turns out. The CIA World Factbook has a list, and some people go by the UN list of member states. I believe that's the list Chris Guillibeau goes by (he's visited all of them). If you're competing, and want to record it, Most Travelled People and Traveller's Century Club are the two main ones that I found ...


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There are tons, and they're all different, because any list of countries beyond "full members of the United Nations" is open to interpretation. Here are a few of the better known ones, in order of increasing size: The ISO 3166-1 standard defines 249 countries and territories. Getting on the list requires a fair bit of political recognition, so lots of ...


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I believe the final column is the meal code, which according to the Amadeus Training Manual (Pakistani version) should be one of the following: B Breakfast K Continental Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner S Snack O Cold Meal H Hot Meal M Meal (non-specific) R Refreshment C Alcoholic Beverages, Complimentary F Food for Purchase P Alcoholic Beverages, ...



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