travel agent


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

Examples of travel agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, with this update, travel agents or family members would now be required to provide a photograph of the ESTA applicant. Daniel Shoer Roth, Miami Herald, 8 May 2024 Related Articles Many travel agents haven’t ever charged fees. Jill Schlesinger, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 However, it was also calculated as about half the size of a classic tourist bus, potentially causing havoc for travel agents. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 25 Apr. 2024 If this happens, call your travel agent and book a flight for the Pearly Gates. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2024 Yet what ultimately differentiates a travel agent from a real estate agent is the value and risk associated with the purchase. John Towfighi, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 After Tuesday night, Campbell-Perkins might need a travel agent more than a psychologist. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2024 The changes are part of a long shift by airlines away from using travel agents — and paying them commissions — and bringing ticket sales in-house. David Koenig, Quartz, 20 Feb. 2024 American has been pushing travel agents to adopt new backend technology for searching, displaying and booking their flights. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024

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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 22 May. 2024.

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