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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a trade association of the world's airlines founded in 1945. IATA has been described as a cartel since, in addition to setting technical standards for the airline, IATA also organised tariff conferences that served as a forum for price-fixing.
|In Room Guest Console||
A multi-featured phone that may include such functions as two-way speakerphone capability; a jack for portable computer use; an alarm clock; radio; remote control of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, television, and room lights; energy management; and a theft alarm.
|In Room Movie System||
Travel financed by a business as an employee incentive.
|Independent Food Service Operation||
An operation owned by an owner or owners with one or more properties having no chain relationship. Menus, food purchase specifications, operating procedures, etc. may differ among the owned properties.
The hotels organisational process to familiarise a new recruit to the organisation and workplace.
|Internet Distribution System||
Internet Distribution System OR ADS - Alternate Distribution System - This refers to Online Travel Agents like Agoda, Booking . com, Expedia etc. Additionally, your own hotel's booking engine also comes under IDS. Any Channel Manager Like TravelClick, Synxis, STAAH, Siteminder etc. is a tool which can handle these IDS or ADS channels.