travel agent


Definition of travel agent

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

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The company has hired about 300 salespeople in the country to increase brand awareness and, on a more basic level, change the way consumers and travel agents think about cruises. Ezequiel Minaya, WSJ, "For Royal Caribbean, a Good Ground Game Strengthens Sea Legs in China," 19 Feb. 2019 To further make their guests' travel planning stress free, a couple may want to work with a travel agent to coordinate all flights, room reservations, and ground transportation for their wedding weekend. Myka Meier, Harper's BAZAAR, "All Your Wedding Etiquette Questions Asked & Answered," 31 Oct. 2018 Noam Rotem, a security researcher based in Israel, recently exposed a flaw in at least one online booking system called Amadeus used to facilitate arrangements between travel agents, booking sites, and upward of 200 major airlines. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "A Hacker Exposed the Ancient Flaw That Makes Airlines So Hackable," 17 Jan. 2019 Often resorts fill up with vacationers in January and February, after the holidays, travel agents say. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Best Winter Travel Deals Move Overseas," 12 Dec. 2018 The data for the report are derived from the total number of quote requests CruiseCompete travel agents receive., "Mexico named most popular cruise destination in 2017," 5 Jan. 2018 Travel Leaders, which has 52,000 travel agents and caters to high-end travelers, says the lure of sand and sun has brought people back quickly to the islands. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Best Winter Travel Deals Move Overseas," 12 Dec. 2018 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

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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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