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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST kɒntnˈɛntl brɛkfəst

30 Apr 2013


  • 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.



KEYPASS ki pas

29 Apr 2013


  • an electronic key to enter a hotel room.
Example Sentence: Can you reset my keypass? It won’t let me enter my room.



BUSINESS CENTRE bɪznɪs sɛntə

28 Apr 2013


  • 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.



LOBBY lɒbi

27 Apr 2013


  • 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.



EXECUTIVE SUITE ɪgˈzɛkyətɪv swit

26 Apr 2013


  • 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.



RESERVATION rɛzərˈveɪʃən

25 Apr 2013


  • 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.



DEPARTURE BOARD dɪˈpɑrtʃər bɔrd

24 Apr 2013


  • 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.



DOMESTIC DEPARTURES dəˈmɛstɪk dɪˈpɑrtʃərs

23 Apr 2013


  • flights leaving for destinations within the same country
Example Sentence: Do I need to show my passport for domestic departures?



INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES ɪntərˈnæʃənl dɪˈpɑrtʃərs

22 Apr 2013


  • flights leaving for destinations overseas (in a different country)
Example Sentence: All international departures have been cancelled due to the weather.



SKYTRAIN skaɪ treɪn

21 Apr 2013


  • 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.




20 Apr 2013


  • the large space or room in a public building such as a station or airport which people gather in or pass through.
Example Sentence: There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the airport concourse.



GATE geɪt

19 Apr 2013


  • a part of an airport where travellers are allowed to get on or off a particular aircraft.
Example Sentence: All passengers for flight LH103 please proceed to gate 16.



BOARD bɔrd

18 Apr 2013


  • get onto a boat, train or aircraft
Example Sentence: At London airport she boarded a plane to Australia.



BOARDING PASS bɔrdɪŋ pæs

17 Apr 2013


  • a card that a passenger must have to be allowed to enter a plane
Example Sentence: You must show your passport and boarding pass to the immigration official.




16 Apr 2013


  • refers to luggage, the small bag(s), you can take on board the plane
Example Sentence: Most airlines limit the weight of carry-on luggage to 7 kilos.