travel agent


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Smart cruisers know the best place to book a cruise is with a travel agent. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Nov. 2022 Catchings, who cut back on costs as a travel agent during the COVID-19 pandemic by closing her physical office and working from home, said she is now inundated with demand from consumers looking to navigate travel after years away. Dallas News, 2 June 2022 Sharon Walters saw those same challenges from a distance, working as a luxury travel agent in California. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2023 Who but Big Jim might play travel agent to such an aquatic paradise? A.a. Dowd, Chron, 13 Dec. 2022 Talk to people who have been to the same place, read travel reviews or guidebooks, find sample itineraries online or consult a travel agent. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 Chamberlain said a travel agent presented him with two options: three or four days with tight purse strings (and drinking rules) in Qatar, or 10 days at one of Tenerife’s nicer hotels, all inclusive. Jack Williams Laura León, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2022 When kids are in school, travelers can likely find deals, too, said Susan Guthrie, an independent travel agent with Travel with Sparkle. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2022 This film caters to that second type, as its heroine, travel agent Hannah (Jocelyn Hudon), is sent to check out Canada's Ice Hotel. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of travel agent was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Travel agent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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