I am doing business travel to Canada, and the travel agent wants me to send my passport number, home address, telephone numver, and birth date via email so she can book air travel. Should I send it? If not, how can she book my airfare?

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    What are your concerned about here?
    – Gagravarr
    Feb 24, 2016 at 18:50
  • Related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/39072/…
    – Gayot Fow
    Feb 24, 2016 at 18:50
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    This information is also going to be transmitted to your airline, hotel, and other third parties. If privacy is a worry, your travel agent may be the least of your concerns.
    – choster
    Feb 24, 2016 at 19:08
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    As long as you trust your travel agent (in particular that you actually chose the travel agent, rather than being told to use said travel agent by someone promising you the moon and the stars), I do not see any particular concern with this.
    – jcaron
    Feb 24, 2016 at 23:18
  • Not sure about home address and phone number, but I have seen airlines requiring the passport number and expiration date to book the flight (Spice jet pops into my head).
    – AKS
    Feb 26, 2016 at 11:24

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All of the information they have requested is fairly common when making travel booking. Passport numbers and data of birth information is passed onto the airlines. Telephone number will potentially be passed onto multiple parties so they can contact you in the event of a problem (eg, delayed/canceled flight). And your home address, if nothing is, it the type of thing the agency will need for their own records and potentially for billing purposes.

If you are not comfortable sending these details over email, then I'm sure the travel agency would be happy for you to call them and provide the details - or send them your phone number and ask them to call you.

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