Definition of travel agency in English:

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travel agency

Pronunciation: /ˈtravəl ˈājənsē/
(also travel bureau)


An agency that makes the necessary arrangements for travelers, especially the booking of airline tickets and hotel rooms.
Example sentences
  • We made arrangements with a local travel agency to put together a package for the three of us - Frank, Charlie and myself.
  • To serve residents in the south of the country, it has cooperated with a travel agency to open the charter service.
  • Initially it was a corporate travel agency offering an online system to individual companies.


travel agent

Pronunciation: /ˈtravəl ˌājənt/
Example sentences
  • So, if you want to get ripped off, get your holiday money from a tour operator, travel agent or bureau de change.
  • Travel insurance policies may be available from your travel agent or tour operator.
  • If booking your dives through a tour operator or travel agent in Britain, ask their advice for reputable dive centres.

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Syllabification: trav·el a·gen·cy

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