travel agency


Definition of travel agency

: an agency engaged in selling and arranging transportation, accommodations, tours, and trips for travelers

called also travel bureau

Examples of travel agency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Already, some affluent travelers have begun making reservations for blow-out vacations, said Jack Ezon, a managing partner of Embark Beyond, a travel agency catering to the super-rich. Patrick Clark, Fortune, "Vaccine rollout could boost the travel industry—and spell the end of deep discounts," 24 Dec. 2020 Big tech platforms like food delivery service Meituan, ride-hailer Didi, and online travel agency Ctrip are accused of compiling consumer purchasing information and other data, and then using that data to charge higher prices to certain consumers. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "China’s consumers are turning against the homegrown Big Tech giants they once revered," 16 Jan. 2021 Already, some affluent travelers have begun making reservations for blow-out vacations, said Jack Ezon, a managing partner of Embark Beyond, a travel agency catering to the super-rich. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Vaccines may embolden hotels and airlines to raise prices," 23 Dec. 2020 An online travel agency accused of leaving travelers stranded on vacations at the beginning of the pandemic has agreed to pay back more than $550,000 in a civil settlement in Massachusetts. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, "Online booking firm BookIt settles with customers for $550,000, while other cases linger," 11 Dec. 2020 All Nippon Airways, which posted losses of $1.8 billion through the first half of the fiscal year, and travel agency JTB with losses of $750 million in the same period. Yuri Kageyama And Stephen Wade, The Christian Science Monitor, "Tokyo Games budget balloons. Who will pay for the extra costs?," 11 Dec. 2020 Their travel agency, swamped with coronavirus cancellations, had abruptly closed its doors and disconnected its phone lines – and refused to pay the hotel for the room even though Belcher had already paid the agency in full for the trip. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, "Pandemic travel collapse exposes booking industry’s business secrets," 24 Sep. 2020 In a statement to USA TODAY Tuesday from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, temporary director Prof. Massimo Osanna confirmed the tourist returned five objects, delivered to a travel agency which then informed the Carabinieri police station. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Tourist returns stolen artifacts to Pompeii after experiencing bad luck," 14 Oct. 2020 The story is largely the same in Portugal, says Sheree Mitchell, president and founder of the travel agency Immersa Global. Paul Brady, Travel + Leisure, "These Travel Insiders Say Now's the Best Time to Go Abroad in Decades — Here's Why," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of travel agency

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of travel agency was in 1898

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8 Feb 2021

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“Travel agency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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: a business that helps to make arrangements for people who want to travel

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