In the hotel industry a guest can avail of various meal plans. European plan (EP):- This plan includes room rate only. Bed tea can be served if the room rate is very high. EP = Room rate + bed tea (optional) Continental plan (CP):- This plan includes room rate and continental breakfast only. The guest will have t pay for his lunch and dinner if he has it in the hotel. CP = Room rate + continental breakfast. American plan (AP):- In this plan the guest pays for his room, American breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a fixed rate the guest will have to pay for it AP = Room rate = American breakfast + lunch + dinner Modified American plan (MAP):- In this plan the guest pays for his room, breakfast and one other meal. He can either have his lunch or dinner. If he consumes both the meals he will have to pay for either one.