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Term Definition

Food and Beverage Charges or Revenues generated from Food and Beverage Outlets.

Synonyms - F&B Revenue
Fabric (or optical) brighteners

Fabric (or optical) brighteners are laundry chemicals that keep fabrics looking new and colors close to their original shade. These chemicals are often premixed with detergents and soaps.


Face are the pile of the carpet.

Face fibers

Face fibers are the yarns that form the pile of the carpet.

Face fibers

Face fibers - Yarns that form the pile of the carpet.

Face weight

Face weight are the measure of a carpet's pile. Equal to the weight of the face fiber in one square yard of carpet.

Fair Share

The number of room nights a property would sell if demand were distributed based on the number of rooms in each property.

Familiarisation Tour

A reduced-rate, often complementary, trip or tour offered to travel agents, wholesalers, incentive travel planners, travel writers, broadcasters, or photographers to promote a hotel or a destination.

Synonyms - FAM, FAM Tour, FAM Trip, Familiarisation Trip
Family Life Cycle

A series of stages used to distinguish between types of travellers; variables used to determine family life cycle stages are age, marital status, and presence and ages of children.

Family Rate

A special room rate for parents and children occupying one guest room.

Family rates

Family rates are the room rates offered to encourage visits by families with children.

Fax machine

Fax machine is an equipment for facsimile reproduction via telephone lines are safety display terminal: a device that ensures a constant surveillance of sprinkler systems and smoke detectors.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The U.S. government agency responsible for the enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, ensuring industry compliance with laws regulating products in commerce. The FDA's mission is to protect the public from harm and encourage technological advances that hold the promise of benefiting society.

Feasibility study

Feasibility study is a study prepared prior to starting a new business or expanding an existing one, to indicate whether the proposal seems feasible and will provide an adequate return on the investment.

Feeder City

A city other than the hotel's city from which guests arrive.