The ISIHAC
Travel Agents' Jargon Page

Last Updated
02 Jan 2007

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for examples of Travel Agents' jargon, along with a translation. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)

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Special Holidays for 18-30 Year Olds = So you fancy a bit, do you?
26 May 1984
In this hotel, you can all go down to breakfast together = The floor will probably collapse.
26 May 1984
_______ is a lively little village = There's a gramophone in the only taverna.
26 May 1984
Palm-fringed Beach = Surrounded by beggars.
26 May 1984
Compact Swimming Pool = Bidet.
26 May 1984
Scheduled Flights = 14 days in Gatwick.
26 May 1984
Staggering Views = The local wine's dodgy.
26 May 1984
Demipension = Half the hotel isn't built yet.
26 May 1984
Sun-drenched = One way or the other, we'll get it right.
26 May 1984
Your host, Herr Knockenbakker, is a great Anglophile = He wasn't actually a member of the S.S.
26 May 1984
Plenty of night life = Watch out for the cockroaches.
26 May 1984
We would strongly recommend hiring a car = You are 103 miles from the nearest lavatory.
26 May 1984
Stones' throw from the beach = Mick Jagger once vomitted from the top balcony.
26 May 1984
In the Michelin Guide = Next to a tyre dump.
26 May 1984
Savour the real essence of the locals = Next to the sewage farm.
26 May 1984
(d?) after venue signifies a query regarding the Date of broadcast,
(??) signifies a query regarding Venue of broadcast


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