A travel agency is a private company or a service provider who provides travel and tourism related services to the people.
The travel agency can provide you with everything you which you require for a decent trip, it includes mode of travel, time and date as per your wish, hotels of your choice to stay in, places to visit, restaurants or cafés to eat in and anything else. Basically they can plan your whole trip. Also, sometimes booking railways and flights by yourself is tough, so travel agencies can help you out with it. The responsibility of a travel agency is to meet client needs related to their travel choices, budget and other preferences. Also, they would advise their clients about various tours, places, culture of place and their customs. This is one of the major benefits of having some connection with travel agency that they guide you throughout your trip, they can help you to complete your trip in your budget, also they can find you budget friendly hotels and means of transport.
Characteristics of travel agency:
1. Travel agencies are very organized. They can search through multiple destinations and plan your trip in very nice manner and that too easily.
2. They can plan one of the best trip possible for you. So, they have very inspired mind and vision to do so.
3. Travel agents have hundreds of contacts and they’re very good at browsing online. So, it makes easy for them and simple for you to find your choices.
4. Travel agencies are self-driven companies; they grow and make a brand with holding good skill only.
Every travel agency takes some commission for helping you out which is how they earn. They take commission on every single trip, booking, etc. These charges are usually not very high when bookings are done from individual agent, but the rates are going to vary depending upon how large a travel agency is.
There are two types of travel agencies-
1. Retail Travel Agency- A retail agency makes trade of product or services which is directly sold to public which is on behalf of suppliers and they get their commission for that
2. Wholesale Travel Agencies- A wholesale agency has specialization in making tourism and selling package tours to their customers which is done through a chain of retail agencies.
So, this is all about travel agencies and at the end one can conclude that travel agencies can basically make your whole trip easy and as handy as possible it just requires a little commission for them and then everything is by your side.