Questions tagged [terminology]

What does a certain travel-related term mean or what's the proper name for something you can describe? On TSE many special terms relate to air travel or visas. For air travel there is a list in `tag info` here.

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In the context of hotels, what's a “purser”?

In the Winter Package hotel offer, one service provided to Horizon Club members is a "Purser service", without any explanation of what a purser is. Wikipedia's article on pursers only talks about ...
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What does “NOLI” signify on a Cebu Air Pacific boarding pass?

What does "NOLI" signify on a Cebu Air Pacific boarding pass? It is printed alongside codes for a meal and baggage allowance. We checked in at the terminal.
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72h China transit visa: Which airlines offer interlining in Beijing?

I would like to take advantage of the 72h China transit visa at Beijing Capital airport and city. My confusion concerns the term "interline ticket" in the regulations. To me, that sounds like I have ...
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Difference between AAdvantage “points” and “miles”

When I review my American Airlines AAdvantage account, I notice that I am accruing both "points" and "miles". Both appear to play a role in determining my elite status, but I can't seem to find the ...
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What is the difference between a passenger being on hold and standby?

What is the difference between a passenger being on hold or being on standby?
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What is a short layover where the plane doesn't change and flight number is the same called?

As per my current understanding: Layover - stop at an airport with a plane change Stopover - deliberately-long break in travel by passenger (4 hours+ for domestic, 24 hours+ for international) which ...
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What is YCS in Online Tourism industry?

While checking Agoda's website I was able to see Agoda YCS Portal. I want to Know what is YCS ? I feel that this is associated with Online Tourism.
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How big are “twin” beds in Japan?

It's been my experience that "twin" sized beds in Japanese hotels are quite a bit bigger than what we would call "twin" here in the US. How wide/long are they exactly?
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Strange sign instructions in UK car park

Today I saw this strange car park sign. What is specifically strange is that it asks you to buy a ticket after finding a space during busy times. Does this mean that I should buy a ticket before ...
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Green card lottery - what does it mean? [closed]

I see some advertisement about something like Green card regularly. What does it mean? Is it a real lottery with prizes or just another spam in the web? How can it be that a country just gives a ...
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What exactly does the UK Consulate mean by “change of application circumstance”?

I was recently refused a UK visa from Germany. I am a student in Germany and planned to visit the UK for tourism. Here is the refusal: As I intend to reapply, with evidence showing that my studies ...
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Airfare booking class, sub-class and perks

I saw Miles & More: What is a booking class?. While with my Qatar Airways experience I came to know that there are various sub-classes even within Qatar Airways and there isn't/wasn't any list ...
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Applying for Schengen visa, what does 'member state of first entry' mean?

I was filling in the forms to apply for a Schengen visa and I do not understand how to fill in my Member state of first entry. What does it mean exactly?
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Meaning of various fields on a Schengen visa stamp

I'm going to my exchange programme in Germany for 4 months. For this, I got a Long Stay (D) visa. From 25-08-2014 till 05-01-2015. There are 2 fields that are unclear: Numbers of entries: MULT ...
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What constitutes “studying” in the UK for visa purposes?

A comment on this question, points to a document, which specifies that: You cannot study in the UK with General Visitor or Business Visitor permission and you cannot register at LSE if you have ...
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What is the difference between taxi, private hire, and chauffeur services?

London Heliport advertises with Chauffeur, taxi and local private hire car services. That sounds like three times the same thing, but I've seen taxi and private hire mentioned separately elsewhere as ...
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What is the difference between dependant and dependent family member

I got difficulty when I fill child visa form of Australia, I am really on a confusion to differentiate dependant children and dependent family member. the actual questions are give detail of ...
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Schengen Visa: Is presenting at an academic conference classified as business? [duplicate]

I intend to apply for a Schengen Visa to present at a railway conference. I will be presenting on behalf of my current employer. I wish to know if this would be classified as business/work and would ...
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Am I a British citizen overseas or just a UK British citizen?

I live in Saudi-Arabia and I have a British passport and a Saudi passport. I'm applying for a US visa with my British passport. What are the requirements? And am I a British citizen overseas or just a ...
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What is Pension Day and Family Payment Day in Australia?

The title pretty much says it. My parents went to Australia and brought me back a calendar. I see those days every other week, throughout the year, but I can't find a good explanation on what they are....
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Canada Visa Fee payment question

I want to visit my friend in Canada, so I think I need a tourist visa (she has already sent me an invitation). I visited VFS Global (a company that handles visa applications in Georgia) and they told ...
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What does the 'number of guests' mean in hostels?

I want to book an hostel, we are two (two friends) so we need two beds in a room I found this room: What does the number of guests mean? how many should I select? we just need the hostel to sleep, ...
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In the context of air travel, what is the same vs different between the terms “transit” and “transfer”?

I keep coming across questions using one or the other, and sometimes both of these terms, yet I've never been clear on whether the two overlap or are distinct or if people sometimes misuse one as the ...
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UK visa application query

I have applied for UK visa with 6 people. All got visa and I got Entry Clearance. Is there any difference between them?
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In Taiwan, what do you call those covered walkways?

From what I've seen, Taiwan doesn't really have sidewalks. Instead, people walk "under" buildings. Is there a name for that gap space, between the street and the building fronts?
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What does “WBCI SSR” stand for?

What does WBCI Special Service Request on a boarding pass stand for? I see that code on boarding passes for a lot of airlines I'm flying—JAL, LOT, LH—but couldn't find the code explained online.
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What does the terminolgy 'open bar' mean when selecting board type upon booking hotel room?

I would like to know what the terminology 'open bar' means when on the booking breakdown page/ selecting room type. For more context it is under the column 'board basis' and next to the words 'bed and ...
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What territories are included in Mainland China? [closed]

Please let me know what does it mean by Mainland China. Is it excluding Hong-Kong and Macau? What are the cities/ towns comprising Mainland China?
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What are 'LMU' and certificates?

I was reading What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights? and specifically reading https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/928/43215 where Kate talks about 'LMU' and ...
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What does “voluntarily elected to depart the U.K.” mean? [closed]

Recently I have been refused entry to the U.K. as they were not satisfied I am a genuine visitor. Now, I would like to study in the U.K. But I'm confused as to what “voluntarily elected to depart the ...
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Country of Residence for Booking a Train Ticket for Intra-Schengen Travel

I intend to travel to France from Belgium,I have a Long Stay (Type D) VISA and I have applied for my residence permit but not received it yet. While booking a train ticket on Thalys via GoEuro.com, ...
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What is the difference between a Schengen visa being revoked or being annulled? [duplicate]

What is the difference between revoked and annulled Schengen visa? Does it means the same thing, or are they separate?
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UK Visa Refusal twice [closed]

I have been refused UK Visa twice, in 2015 and 2016, I am about reapplying for another one again. I want to get all the document that they said was not in my application and reapply again, in the next ...
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What is a single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Paris and Italy for tourist purpose. My itinerary will be Mumbai -> Paris -> Italy -> Paris -> Mumbai. So my question is if I have single Entry Visa, would be Ok to enter in Paris ...
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What is checking the bag at layovers and how does it affect the traveler?

I have been looking at various conversations like this one. I will be traveling Mumbai(BOM) -> Doha (DOH) -> Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) in a roundtrip manner. I have a layover of 22 hours in Doha ...
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How does E-visa differ from Approval Letter Based Visa on Arrival (ALBVoA)?

I fail to understand how does a E-visa differ from Approval Letter Based Visa on Arrival (ALBVoA) usually issued by a government authorized agency for issuing such approval letters. In both cases an ...
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Marketing Leg and Code Share Flight

What is the difference between a Code share agreement flight and a Marketing flight (business definition)?
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What is the term for remote tourism consultation as a “bypass” for tour guiding in certain countries?

This question might be somewhat irrelevant in January 2020 (described below) but I ask it anyway to broaden general knowledge Certain countries do not allow people which aren't their citizens to work ...
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What is the first entrance to the airport called? [closed]

I am looking to know the terminology. I will start with the sequence in reverse so everybody understands what I'm trying to figure out - Gate - This is where you are finally checked along with your ...

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