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    #1

    package holiday

    Hi all,

    I'd like to know if there's any difference between "holiday package" and "package holiday".

    Many thanks

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    #2

    Re: package holiday

    A package holiday is a well-established and well-understood way of booking a holiday where all the arrangements are made for you by the travel company.

    If you're talking about a 'holiday package' you'll have to explain what you mean by the term.

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    Re: package holiday

    "Holiday package" would be understood in AmE. In my experience, it is more common than "package holiday". They have the same meaning here.

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    #4

    Re: package holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Lecword View Post
    I'd like to know if there's any difference between "holiday package" and "package holiday".
    One's a package and the other's a holiday. That could make a difference in some contexts.

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    #5

    Re: package holiday

    As a stand-alone phrase, I don't see any difference.

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    #6

    Re: package holiday

    The difference, yet again, appears to be that one is used in BrE and the other in AmE. In BrE, we only use "package holiday" as a stock phrase.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: package holiday

    I'm with Raymott here. To me, if you are planning to visit, say, Egypt, you could choose between the "all included" package and the "all included except the hotel spa" package, for instance. IMO, both can be called "a package holiday" with the same destination, but different prices.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: package holiday

    And they can both be called a "holiday package". There is really no way to create a substantial difference.

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    #9

    Re: package holiday

    And the expression "tourist package"? Can it be used as a synonym for "package holiday" in BrE or AmE?

    Thank you

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    #10

    Re: package holiday

    It doesn't work in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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