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Here is an article for those of you who plan to take a packaged trip for your next vacation. Package deals can save a lot of headaches associated with travel planning, but one must also be careful to understand all the details and language used to be sure there are no unhappy surprises during the trip. This site offers a glossary of travel terminology. For example, what are the differences between escorted tours, foreign independent tours and group inclusive tours? It also has listings of air transportation and land terms, hotel classifications and tips for avoiding problems while on a packaged trip. There is a checklist to follow as you read and study travel brochures to ensure that you find all the pertinent information necessary to make an informed decision on selecting the perfect package for you.