Travel Agents

Some articles on travel agents, agents, travel:

American Society Of Travel Agents - History
... The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) was founded on April 20, 1931 in New York City as the American Steamship and Tourist Agents Association ... the assets of The National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents, Inc ... called National Association of Career Travel Agents since 2009 ...
Sabre (computer System) - Controversy
... A 1982 study by American Airlines found that travel agents selected the flight appearing on the first line more than half the time ... Even after biases were eliminated, travel agents using the system leased and serviced by American were significantly more likely to choose American over other airlines ... In 1987 Sabre's success of selling to European travel agents was inhibited by the refusal of big European carriers led by British Airways to grant the system ticketing authority for their ...
American Society Of Travel Agents
... The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is a business improvement organization which represents and defends the business and regulatory public policy interests of ... Its members include travel agents, intermediaries, and supplier companies who offer travel products and services such as tours, cruises, hotels ... ASTA calls itself the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public, and has over 20,000 members in 140 countries ...
Computer Reservations System - History - Travel Agent Access
... In 1976, United began offering its Apollo system to travel agents while it would not allow the agents to book tickets on United's competitors, the marketing value of the convenient ... SABRE, PARS, and DATAS were soon released to travel agents as well ... Lufthansa, SAS, Air Canada, KLM, Alitalia, Cathay Pacific and JAL) to thousands of travel agents in the UK ...
Travel Agency - Travel Agencies in The 21st Century
... With general public access to the Internet, many airlines and other travel companies began to sell directly to passengers ... no longer needed to pay the commissions to travel agents on each ticket sold ... Since 1997, travel agencies have gradually been disintermediated, by the reduction in costs caused by removing layers from the package holiday distribution network ...

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