The term inclusive tour
) is used to describe a commercial arrangement where a company commonly referred to as a tour operator organises package holidays
that include accommodation in addition to transportation. These arrangements are usually built around charter
flights carrying a group of individuals who share seats on the same plane to travel together to their intended holiday destination as well as back to their point of origin. These flights can be organised by individuals on behalf of other individuals or by tour companies. They also include accommodation and - in some cases - other holiday arrangements such as the provision of meals as well. Everything is sold to the holidaymaker as an all-inclusive package. In contrast, firms that charter aircraft without offering any accommodation are generally referred to as "seat-only" operators.