What is the difference between a trip and a journey?
As travel begins to open up again we start thinking about our next trip abroad and exotic travels. Whether you are looking to book a seaplane transfer in the Maldives, an early game drive in the Masai Mara, a helicopter ride in New York or simply a Singapore Sling at the Raffles ,you will come across useful words and phrases
Travel is in my blood and I have been fortunate enough to work in the travel industry for several years where my job has taken me to some amazing destinations in the world ranging from sunny Caribbean to exotic Far East. During my travels I have come across some helpful phrases and vocabulary which can be useful when booking hotels, excursions and tailormade holidays
Knowing a foreign language definitely helped me to develop my travel career, especially knowing Spanish and Italian, and a handful of words in Thai and Vietnamese!
In my opinion languages and travel go hand-in-hand and you feel you are more than just a tourist when you can communicate and connect with the local people in a foreign country
So let’s look at some vocabulary we use in the travel world
BERTH – bed in a boat.
COUCHETTE – bed on a train.
COMPARTMENT – a room on a train.
TRAVEL LIGHT – travel with a very small amount of luggage
ROOM WITH EN SUITE – meaning having a private bathroom and toilet
FULL BOARD -Breakfast, lunch and dinner
HALF BOARD – Breakfast, Lunch OR dinner
ALL INCLUSIVE – All food and drinks included
TURNDOWN SERVICE -Preparing the bed linen in guest rooms -some countries add a chocolate or a mint on top of a pillow on the bed
AMENITIES -Complimentary shampoos, lotions left in guest bathrooms for their use
A STOPOVER – Short stop en route to another country – Stop in Hong Kong en route to Australia
TO BACKPACK – To travel around countries on a low budget
BACKPACK -Bag you carry on your shoulder
FLIGHT IS BUMPY! – There is turbulence during the flight
So start packing your bags, fasten your seatbelt and let’s join the journey with Oxinity!!