Tourism Industry Acronyms List of key commonly used acronyms Prepared by Tourism Development Solutions (TDS)                CBO Central booking office. FFAM/Famil Abbreviation of 'Familiarisation' - organized to help acquaint media and visiting journalists and others with a destination's products/experiences and tourism operators. FIT Free and independent traveler. Fully independent travel. Fully inclusive tour. ITO Inbound Tour Operator/Inbound Operator or Receptive Operator- travel operator who serves/ works with international wholesalers packaging holidays for travellers arriving from another country (usually groups), in liaison with destinations' suppliers. With the operator using their own transportation mode [e.g. motorcoach]. KK Confirmed.  MPPs Most profitable prospects. PAX Passengers PYO Plan your own holiday. USP Unique selling proposition or point.   VFR Visitors who are visiting friends and relatives. WOM/WOMM Word of mouth. Word of mouth marketing.
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