Definition of block booking in English:

block booking

noun

  • An act or instance of reserving a large number of tickets, seats, hotel rooms, etc. at the same time:

    ‘concession rates for students or block bookings are also available’
    • ‘The Bishop of Motherwell said several parishes had made block bookings to see the film.’
    • ‘Changes are likely to be made to the booking procedure for Skipton's Town Hall after complaints that it was being monopolised by block bookings.’
    • ‘A block booking for the matinee of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at Hull Truck Theatre had been made by Hull College and about 250 students were expected.’
    • ‘A further 35 per cent of the 35,000 capacity at Lansdowne Road is sold through block bookings.’
    • ‘Tickets for the event cost E80 with special discounts for block bookings and corporate packages available.’
    • ‘There is a discount of 50p per ticket for block bookings of 15 or more to Friday.’
    • ‘Although the centre only opened to visitors a fortnight ago it has been open for conferences since May this year, including block bookings of school parties.’
    • ‘However the service is dubious at best and heaven help you if you make a block booking.’
    • ‘Some sponsors like to use events as opportunities to entertain and network with clients and we are happy to discuss discounts for block bookings and mutual marketing activities to enhance events.’
    • ‘Before Christmas, the papers reported that children wouldn't be able to see the Harry Potter movie in its first week because so many office parties had made block bookings.’
    • ‘Greg is right, block bookings are a bit awkward, but I have never had any problems getting money back from the deposit when you reduce the number.’
    • ‘I assume there's a discount for block bookings.’
    • ‘Pensioners and students pay R25, and block bookings for groups of 10 or more can be made at R15 per person.’
    • ‘No away fans should be allowed to travel to the Reebok without a ticket, to purchase on the day, and as extra security against block-booking, all ticket purchases on the day should be limited to two adults.’
    • ‘After the Australian travel notice, airlines and tourist resorts reported large cancellations of block bookings for the New Year.’
    • ‘She says she finds it difficult to book a bus at the times needed because of block bookings to drop passengers at bingo or dancing sessions in Leigh.’
    • ‘Sources in the travel trade industry said customers were even considering cancelling block bookings for weddings in the city.’
    • ‘Roughly 70 % of the revenues of the average complex come from league tournaments or long-term block bookings.’