Share this entry

Share this page

tour operator

Syllabification: tour op·er·a·tor

Definition of tour operator in English:


A travel agent specializing in package vacations.
Example sentences
  • Travellers who booked a package holiday through a tour operator or a travel agent can expect either a full refund or the right to rebook, but only if the flight was cancelled.
  • The golden rule is to seek the refund from the company that sold you the ticket in the first place, whether it was your local travel agent, a tour operator or the airline itself.
  • Also, the tour operator or travel agency is obliged to have certain insurances, like medical insurance.

Definition of tour operator in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: ˌprēˈpōtnt
greater than others in power or influence