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Setup for a Travel Agency

In order to provide the various services, it is beneficial for a travel agent to have formal recognition from airlines, IATA, hotels and other Government Organizations. One of the most important recognition is the IATA (International Air Transport Association) recognition, which is recognized world-wide. This enables an agent to issue tickets for most international airlines […]

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Tour Operator Functions and Role

Tour Operator Tour Operators buy a range of tourist products in bulk – airline’s seats, hotel rooms, coach services. They ‘package’ them for subsequent sale to retailers or consumers. Their product is also called as Inclusive Tour Packages. Tour Operator is one who buys the individual elements in the travel product on his own account […]

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Linkages of a Travel Agency

Linkages of a Travel Agency (a) Airlines International Air Transport Association operates a network by which travel agencies sell airline tickets and receives Commission thus the sale of airline tickets is highly regulated and strictly controlled. The agency commission range from 5 to 11 percent but most major airlines offer additional incentives i.e. cash bonuses […]

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Functions of a Travel Agency/Agent

The main function of a travel agency could be summarized as follows Advisory : The agency advices potential travelers on resorts, carriers,travel companions and travel facts worldwide. Reservation : The agency makes reservations for all the travelrequirements Planning : It plans itineraries of all kinds including complex multistop over independent tours. Computation : It computes […]

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History of Travel Agent

First Travel Agent In 1841, Thomas Cook began running a special excursion train from Leicester to Loughborough in England, a trip of 12 miles. On July 5th Cook’s train carried 570 passengers at a round trip price of 1 shilling per passenger. This is believed to be the first publicly advertised excursion train. Thus Cook […]

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History of Travel Agency

Wealthy people have always traveled to distant part of the world to see great buildings or other works of art, to learn new languages, to experience new culture, or to taste new cuisine. The Travel Agency business does not have a long history. Although one of the largest in the world volume sales, it was […]

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Online Travel agency

Online travel agencies do not have an office or overhead, they can generally get better deals on airfare and hotel accommodations than travel agents with offices and overhead. Online travel agents usually work from the comfort of their own homes and are fortunate enough not to have to go into an office. The savings that […]

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Importance of a Travel Agency / Agent

Travel agents help travelers sort through vast amounts of information to help them make the best possible travel arrangements. They offer advice on destinations and make arrangements for transportation, hotel accommodations, car rentals, and tours for their clients. They are also the primary source of bookings for most of the major cruise lines. In addition, […]

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Travel Agency Role and Importance

Role of a Travel Agency (a) Inbound Tourism Most of the travel companies are in private sectors and their main objectives is to earn profit; in spite of this they play a key role in the promotion and development of international tourism. In India about 50 percent the established travel companies handle foreign tourists and […]

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Travel Agency

Introduction The tourism sector is a coming together of various suppliers of services to offer people a complete tourist experience. Travel agents and tour operators play a vital role in the promotion of tourism. Today the travel and tourism industry is one of the biggest and most dynamic industries in the world. If you are […]

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