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Do you know your Travel Lingo?

travel_suitcaseAs regular business travelers we probably have the frequently used travel terms down pat. But how about a few of the more obscure words in the travel industry?

1. docent (doh-sent), noun

A. tour guide  B. side trip  C. frequent flyer

2. sojourn (soh-jern), noun

A. travel non-stop  B. take a guide tour  C. stay temporarily

3. jitney (jit-nee), noun

A. day trip  B. duty-free shop  C. small bus

4. ramada (ruh-mah-duh), noun

A. shelter with open sides  B. dude ranch  C. in-house maid service

5. funicular (fyu-nih-kye-ler), noun

A. pleasure cruise  B. cable railway  C. stretch limousine

6. valise (vuh-lees), noun

A. car parker  B. small suitcase  C. country cottage

7. peripatetic (per-uh-puh-teh-tik), adjective

A. speaking many languages  B. traveling from place to place  C. crossing a border illegally

8. rack rate (rak rayt), noun

A. overhead-luggage charge  B. takeoff speed  C. full price for lodging


1. A; 2. C; 3. C; 4. A; 5. B; 6. B; 7. B; 8. C






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