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B2B

Business-to-Business (B2B) An organization focused on selling products, services or data to commercial customers rather than individual consumers. Also known as B2B.

B2C

Business-to-Consumer (B2C): An organization focused on selling products, services or data to individual consumers rather than commercial customers. Also known as B2C.

Baba

Light yeast-cake soaked in rum syrup, brushed with apricot jam and decorated with cream.

Baby Boomer

Baby Boomer is generally refers to people born in the U.S. and Western Europe from 1946 to 1964. In the U.S., the total number of Baby Boomers is about 78 million--one of the largest and most affluent demographic groups. The term evolved to include the children of soldiers and war industry workers who were involved in World War II. When those veterans and workers returned to civilian life they started or added to families in large numbers. As a result, the baby boom generation is one of the largest demographic segments in the U.S. Some baby boomers have already started reaching early retirement age. By 2011, millions will begin turning traditional retirement age (65), resulting in extremely rapid growth in the senior portion of the population.

Baby Sitter

One who is hired to care for a baby in the absence of parents.

Bacillus

Bacillus is a bacterium that is rod-shaped.

Back of the house

Back of the house: The functional areas of the hotel in which employees have little or no guest contact, such as the engineering and maintenance department, laundry room and so on.

Synonyms - Backoffice,Back Office
back of the house

Back of the house is the hotel departments with traditionally low amounts of guest contact.

Back office

Back office is the accounting office of a hotel.

Back office accounts payable

Back office accounts payable are the amounts of money that have been prepaid on behalf of the guest for future consumption of a good or service (sometimes referred to as back office cash accounts).

Back to back

Back to back: Describes a heavy rate of checkouts and check-ins on the same day, so that as soon as the room is made up, a new guest checks into it.

Back-of-the-house areas

Back-of-the-house areas are the functional areas of the hotel in which employees have little or no guest contact, such as engineering and maintenance.

Bacteria

Single-celled micro-organisms, some of which can cause diseases, including foodborne diseases.

Bacterial

Bacterial aer the soils or compounds containing active (live) bacteria.

Bacteriostat

Bacteriostat is an agent that arrests the growth of bacteria.