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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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 The ban was confirmed by the online customer service portal of the Tibet Youth International Travel Service, as well as staff at the Tibet Vista and Go to Tibet travel agencies. Christopher Bodeen, The Seattle Times, "China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries," 19 Feb. 2019 The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for those attacks, which, along with the attack at the Imperial Hotel, devastated the country’s tourism sector as travel agencies pulled out and governments issued travel warnings. Bouazza Ben Bouazza, The Seattle Times, "17 on trial in deadly Tunisian beach attack on UK tourists," 29 Jan. 2019 To get people to use their apps, Chinese travel agencies frequently dole out heavy subsidies. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "After a Comeback and a Name Change, Priceline Bets Big on China," 28 Dec. 2018 The captain of another boat that capsized on the same day and the manager of a travel agency that chartered the boat have also been charged for being careless leading to injuries. Washington Post, "Thai official: 5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive," 9 July 2018 An officer there said that five travel agencies and about 100 fans in Chongqing had been cheated out of tickets by Anzhi Msk. Mike Ives, New York Times, "Chinese Fans Paid Dearly for World Cup Tickets That Never Materialized," 21 June 2018 Stopover programs are most common among international carriers that fly long-haul routes and can be booked directly with the airline or through the travel agencies that fliers purchased tickets from. New York Times, "Two Cities, One Fare: How Airline Stopover Programs Can Work for You," 14 June 2018 Travelers will also get a coupon equivalent to their full Airbnb trip and a $100 voucher for Airbnb Experiences, along with assistance from local travel agency JTB to find alternative accommodation and 24/7 backup from Airbnb's support team. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Your Airbnb in Japan May Be Canceled," 7 June 2018

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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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