Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism, Third edition
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This dictionary aims to provide the basic vocabulary of terms used in the
leisure, travel and tourism industries; the fields covered include catering
(restaurants and kitchens), hotels and guesthouses, travel, insurance and
health and safety, together with terms relating to general business, such as
accounts, personnel etc.
For this new edition of the dictionary we have expanded and edited the text
to keep pace with changes in the industries. For example, readers will find
terms related to food and drink (including different diets and types of
coffee), ecotourism, extreme sports etc. At the same time, to make the
dictionary more useful to students, we give phonetic transcriptions for all the
The main words and phrases are defined in simple English and in some cases
the definitions have been expanded by explanatory comments. We also give
quotations from specialist magazines and other publications relating to the
subjects. The supplements at the back give additional information.
We are grateful to many people who have contributed to the work, in
particular Joseph Armstrong and Hazel and David Curties who read the text
and provided many valuable comments for the first edition. Also, many
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