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You might already know that travel agents usually rely on providers. Travel agents are customers of these companies. These companies also have offers directly to companies, so that is probably what you are looking for. As far as I know, mostly large companies are customers, I suppose it is due to the cost of implementation, even though theoretically it ...


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This is more complicated than you make it out to be. A travel agency needs certain permits and insurance. That costs money. You'll also be acting as a middle-man, taking payment and using those to purchase services from a third party (airlines, hotels etc.). Just handling the money is going to cost (credit card processing is quite expensive). Then, some ...


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Travel agents typically use something called a “global distribution system” (there are three or four major GDS and several smaller ones) but I think some online sites also rely on them so that's not the whole explanation for the lower price. It's also possible that your travel agent is affiliated with a tour operator (TUI, Thomas Cook, etc.) and gets ...


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This will be treated as a single trip (leg), because you are actually booking a flight from SIN to SFO with one stop. So you can (and are expected) to check-in for both flights all the way to SFO. If there would be two separate "boxes" with these two flights, then they would be treated as two separate legs in the booking.


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yes it is possible, but not the way you think. You can sign up with the Travel Agent Advantage Network (TAAN) to get access to a travel agent database as a member. The result is the same, in that you get the same discounts & deals as travel agents, but rather than pay a commission and wait for one to book you - you book your own trip online & just ...



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