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March/April 2019

Glossary beginning with H

Baffled by an acronym? Our corporate travel glossary should help clear away misconceptions and have you talking like a pro.
Click one of the letters above to go to the page of all terms beginning with that letter.

Hotel Booking Agent


The Hotel Booking Agents Association: The trade association that represents the collective interest of those involved in the procurement and management of conference, meetings and accommodation in the UK and internationally. Some 80 booking agents and 280 venues and hotels are members of the organisation, which has a buying power in excess of £2.3 million a year.


Hidden Energy Burden: Describes the indirect cost of energy. In the context of forms of transport, HEB takes into account the energy spent in the manufacture of cars, trains and aircraft. The most obvious example of a direct energy cost, effectively the non-hidden energy burden, would be fuel consumption. The argument is that HEB should be balanced against direct fuel costs.


Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs: in the UK, HMRC was formed on the 18 April 2005, following the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise Departments


High Speed 2: A proposed high-speed railway line linking London with the Midlands, the North of England and eventually the central belt of Scotland. It is being developed by High Speed Two Ltd, a company set up by the UK government. High Speed 1 is the Channel Tunnel Rail link.