Business Word/Phrase of the Day: Hotels and Tourism
when you arrange to have something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant kept for you.
Example Sentence: Please confirm your reservation in writing by Friday.
a telephone call from the hotel reception at a pre-arranged time, usually early in the morning.
Example Sentence: Could you give a wake-up call at 5.30am?
a type of accommodation offering up to about 10 rooms and limited services and facilities, although breakfast is included in the price of the room .
Example Sentence: I usually stay at a bed and breakfast because they’re cheaper than hotels.
If a hotel is fully booked, all the rooms are taken; there are no rooms available.
Example Sentence: I’m afraid we’re fully booked on October 31.
an event, sometimes lasting a few days, at which there are a group of talks on a particular subject, or a meeting in which especially business matters are discussed formally.
Example Sentence: They frequently hold conferences at that hotel. This week there’s a conference on marketing in China.
a card or voucher allowing guests to have a free meal, drink, etc. in the hotel.
Example Sentence: You can use this complimentary pass to get one free drink at our Skyline bar on the 10th floor.
a simple morning meal consisting of fruit juice, coffee, and bread with butter and jam
Example Sentence: The breakfast menu was very small. The only choices they had were a continental breakfast or cereal.
an electronic key to enter a hotel room.
Example Sentence: Can you reset my keypass? It won’t let me enter my room.
a room in a hotel where guests can use business facilities such as a computer, fax, printer, etc. for a fee.
Example Sentence: You send a fax from our business centre.
a room in the hotel, usually close to the main reception, for relaxing, including comfortable chairs and sofas.
Example Sentence: I’ll meet you in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel at 9pm.
a large, luxury room in a hotel often including a separate bedroom and living room.
Example Sentence: The executive suite is located on the top floor of the hotel beside the health spa.
an electronic notice board giving details of all the flights leaving the airport or train station.
Example Sentence: According to the departure board, the next train to Manchester leaves in 10 minutes.
flights leaving for destinations within the same country
Example Sentence: Do I need to show my passport for domestic departures?
Hotels and Tourism
flights leaving for destinations overseas (in a different country)
Example Sentence: All international departures have been cancelled due to the weather.
a train connecting a concourse with the boarding gates.
Example Sentence: For gates 500-540 you need to take the skytrain from the airport main concourse.
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