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1. The act of reserving; a keeping back or withholding: the reservation of the right to use the property.
a. A limiting qualification, condition, or exception: accepted with the reservation that she would have to leave early.
b. often reservations A doubt or misgiving: has reservations about the proposal.
3. A tract of land set apart by the federal government for a special purpose, especially one for the use of a Native American people.
4. An arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance, as in a hotel or restaurant or on an airplane.

res′er·va′tion·ist n.
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1. (Commerce) commerce a person who makes reservations or bookings of e.g. hotel rooms, tickets
2. (Professions) commerce a person who makes reservations or bookings of e.g. hotel rooms, tickets
characteristic of a person who makes or presents doubts, limitations or exceptions
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(ˌrɛz ərˈveɪ ʃə nɪst)
a person who makes or takes reservations at a hotel, airline office, etc.
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If a tour company's phone reservationist is pleasant, energetic, accurate, and understanding, then she's certainly practicing good service (and probably applying sales techniques, too).
You are a reservationist for Best Western Olympus Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The client's credit card number is either given verbally to the tour reservationist for phone bookings or entered into the computer for CRS and Internet bookings.
When making reservations, be sure to advise the reservationist of your client's disability and any special requests required.
Before calling a hotel, the travel counselor should have specific information about the client ready to give the hotel reservationist. Keep in mind that the counselor may be speaking directly to the property or to a central reservations center that handles all properties in a chain.
As a travel counselor, airline reservationist, or other travel professional, you will be working with passengers traveling to all points in the United States, as well as internationally.
When reservations are made by phone, the travel counselor gives the client's credit card number to the airline reservationist and the airline processes the charge and gives the travel counselor a confirmation number.
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She was a housewife, construction superintendent, airline reservationist for Continental Airlines and most recently an employee of Publix Supermarkets.
Visit SPA RESERVATIONIST Ramside Hall Hotel and Spa, Durham The job advert reads: "Do you want to be part of an exciting new luxury spa development in the North-east?
Clearly, the prediction of political pundits that Anandiben Patel's hardline stand against pro- reservationist Patels led by Hardik Patel would prove costly for the BJP in the civic polls has come true.