Act of God
Act of God refers to an event which results from natural causes which is not preventable by reasonable foresight of care. Examples of act of god include flood or earthquake.
Acre is a unit for area measurement in Britain formerly denoting as much land as could be ploughed in a day by a team of oxen.
ACP states include Caribbean, African, Pacific Independent countries which were signatories to the Lome Conventions. There were 77 ACP states on June 2000 which signed the Cotonou Agreement which is the successor to the Lome Convenetions. ACP states are eligible for assistance from European Community.
ACORN is an abbreviation for A classification of Residential Neighbourhoods. It is a socio economic segmentation system by type of residential area where the consumers live based on census of population data. The system is significant in opinion and market surveys and target marketing.
Acid Rain is a rain which is contaminated by nitrogen oxides and sulphur which are released into the atmosphere by burning fuels from power stations and coal burning industrial plants.
Acid rain leads to environmental problems such as degeneration of coniferous forest, rivers and lakes pollution and destruction of flora and fauna as well as damages to the exterior of the buildings and monuments.
Many areas of tourism significance have been affected by acid rain.
It is a sociological term which is used to describe the process and the results of interaction between different cultures.
Acculturation may be achieved by exposure through mass media. As a result, the cultures are affected by both assimilating new ways between the visitors and resident host communities which take place between travel and tourism.
Acculturation also sometimes being described as assimilation or accommodation, particularly when referring to interaction between and integration of ethnic or immigrant groups into receiving resident communities.
Accreditation is an authorization or appointment to act. For instance, travel agent by a tour operator, hotel representative by hotel company.
Accreditation also means the acknowledgement of level training received or competence of individuals, institutions, firms or establishments.
It is a person who accompanies a registered delegate to any conference. The accompanying person does not attend the business programme but he / she may attend the social programme or special programme.