travel agent

noun

Definition of travel agent 

: a person engaged in selling and arranging transportation, accommodations, tours, or trips for travelers

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Once back in the U.S., Santel contacted her travel agent to inform the company of what had happened. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Terrifying stories from tourists in Mexico continue a year after mysterious drowning," 27 June 2018 More than eight in 10 cruisers book with a travel agent, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the largest cruise industry trade association. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "The No-Risk, No-Hassle Strategy to Always Get the Best Price on a Cruise," 15 June 2018 Help For Bumped Trips and Other Snafus A travel agent may be able to help resolve the snags that can happen on any trip, just by picking up the phone and calling them. New York Times, "5 Perks Travel Agents Offer Beyond Booking Your Trip," 14 June 2018 Next time, either book your car online or use a qualified travel agent to help you. Christopher Elliott, miamiherald, "This Budget rental is on the wrong side of the island," 14 June 2018 Next time, either book your car online or use a qualified travel agent to help you. Christopher Elliott, BostonGlobe.com, "His rental car was on the wrong side of the island," 12 June 2018 American travel agents and the British government were among those issuing warnings to tourists to check with SNCF before heading to France. Washington Post, "Tourists, commuters seek workarounds to French train strikes," 5 Apr. 2018 Not surprisingly, appraisers view the whole trend as an impending nightmare — potentially sending them to the fate of buggy whip manufacturers, travel agents and others whose industries have been decimated by new technologies. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Are home appraisals always necessary?," 20 June 2017 The travel agent then contacted Apple Vacations and a representative from Apple notified Iberostar. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Terrifying stories from tourists in Mexico continue a year after mysterious drowning," 27 June 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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travel agent

noun

English Language Learners Definition of travel agent

: a person whose job is to help people who want to travel by buying plane tickets, making hotel reservations, etc.

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