travel agent


Definition of travel agent 

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

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Attitudes toward the sharing economy may be cooling just as the summer travel season heats up, with more vacationers preferring to stay in a hotel, rent a car or take mass transi, and book the whole trip with a human travel agent. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Are travelers cooling to the sharing economy?," 17 June 2018 Guests who book through a travel agent also receive a guaranteed room upgrade, breakfast, and early check-in and late checkout. New York Times, "How to Get to and Enjoy a Luxury Trip to Paris for Less," 16 May 2018 The service combines authentic local recommendations, convenient online booking and the old-school guidance of a travel agent., "A new model for travel? Pay a local $25 a day to plan a trip," 5 Apr. 2018 The company, China’s third-largest online travel agent, is backed by internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. and larger rival International Ltd. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Startups Backed by Alibaba, Tencent Slash Planned IPOs," 14 Nov. 2018 Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s policy director, says Airbnb considers online travel agents like Expedia its main rivals, not big hotel companies. Dee-ann Durbin, The Seattle Times, "Rooms with new views: Hotels try their hand in home-sharing," 2 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, in Washington, DC — where it’s 10 or 11 at night — staffers for are preparing to spend another few hours as impromptu travel agents, booking next-day flights from Phoenix to wherever the families are set to go. Dara Lind, Vox, "Americans are stepping up to show reunited migrant families there’s more to their country than Trump," 26 July 2018 The bride’s mother, Donna Jackson, a travel agent, made the arrangements — with the assistance of a wedding planner — for a sailing on Regal Princess, with 54 on-board guests. Alex Pulaski,, "Say 'I do' and save money? Whoever thought you'd say that in the same sentence? But a cruise means both can happen," 10 June 2018 But there are still benefits to using a travel agent, advocates say. Cassie Cope, charlotteobserver, "Here's why your flight from Charlotte could cost more this summer — and how to save | Charlotte Observer," 7 May 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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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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