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 Contributor In the realm of online travel agencies (OTAs), one brand has been pushing the envelope beyond the norm: 12Go. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 Last year, the airline partnered with luxury travel agency Safrans du Monde on a 21-day around-the-world trip that included destinations such as Mexico City, Fiji, New Zealand, and the Maldives (the 2023 experience is bookable here). Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 28 July 2023 This by-invitation-only organization comprises morethan 1,200 travel agency locations with more than 21,000 travel advisors in 54 countries. Debbi Kickham, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2023 In April, Hanoi’s tourism department told travel agencies not to organize group tours to the location. Time, 21 Aug. 2023 Those may include priority embarkation and disembarkation or exclusive access to onboard lounges, according to Jared Feldman, owner of travel agency Jafeldma Travel. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2023 The carrier has teamed up with boutique travel agency E. Clarke Travel on a package that includes direct flights from Newark International Airport to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 28 July 2023 Some online travel agencies display that information next to the flight. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 28 July 2023 The partnership makes Priceline the first online travel agency to officially team up with Amazon for the shopping day. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of travel agency was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Travel agency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

travel agency

: a business that plans and arranges for tours, transportation, and lodgings for travelers
travel agent noun

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