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Travel & Tourism Industry Glossary : terms tagged with "otas"

What is Viator? Viator (now known as TripAdvisor Experiences) is a marketplace for tours, activities, and attractions.  Founded in 1999,…

What is Local Expert? Local Expert is the ground transportation and in-destination activities brand of Expedia. Expedia Local Expert consists…

What is an OTA? Acronym for Online Travel Agency.  An OTA is a travel website that specializes in the sale…

What is a GDS? Acronym for Global Distribution System is a network operated by a company that enables automated transactions…

What is an Agent? An individual or business entity who has the authority to act on behalf of another individual…

What is the Net Rate? The rate at which a tour operator sells their tour or activity to a wholesaler…