travel agency


Definition of travel agency

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

called also travel bureau

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The company recently launched the Google Travel website, which in addition to most of the Trips information, also serves as (wait for it...) a search engine for hotels, flights, and travel agency-style combo bookings. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "This week’s dead Google product is Google Trips, may it rest in peace," 6 June 2019 Search prices on airline websites, online travel agencies or travel search sites. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Southwest three-day sale: Fares starting at $49 one way," 4 June 2019 United in particular had a positive message for the wider U.S. stock market: Business bookings—large corporate accounts and travel agencies—were up 11% in the first week of the year. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Flight Bookings Suggest U.S. Growth Is Still Ahead," 17 Jan. 2019 Travel on the big ships Specialized travel agency Autism on the Seas (800-516-5247; partners with cruise lines to offer services for children and adults who have autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other special needs. An Uong,, "5 New England vacation ideas for families with special needs," 2 May 2018 At a travel agency, filing colorful brochures for exotic destinations like Tahiti. 14. Ashley Judd, Marie Claire, "Ashley Judd on the Craziest Thing She's Done For Love," 22 Mar. 2019 The 14 Riverside houses banks, travel agencies and stores, in addition to the hotel and offices. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Questions Mount as Kenyan Hotel Siege Ends," 16 Jan. 2019 The spending adds to nearly $1.3 billion of investments that Booking previously made in its top Chinese rival, online travel agency Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "After a Comeback and a Name Change, Priceline Bets Big on China," 28 Dec. 2018 In 1964, Austrian journalist Gerhard Pistor walked into a Vienna travel agency with a simple proposition. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "When Pan Am Promised To Fly Us To the Moon," 28 Feb. 2019

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of travel agency

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

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