Difference between tour operator and travel agent

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  • Packages of tour operator & travel agency……….
  • A tour operator is usually a person or a company that puts together travel packages. These packages combine travel with normal tourist destinations and are sold in a package.A tour operator is more of a service provider, providing the most convenient option for tourists to visit, stay, as well as leave from the city. He works in coordination with several
  • The inclusion of the word agent in travel agent gives a clue to the role and functioning of these people2. travel agents are middlemen between tour operators and prospective clients as these people have a client base and are expert in matching tours and vacations according to the needs and requirements of their clients.
  • travel agents can specialize in a range of destinations and then they can help you narrow down a package for that specific destination or area you are looking to travel to based on your budget, preferred method of travel and interests1.is mostly centered around air travel, though buses, trains, ferries & other forms of transportation are also a factor.
  • The functions of TAAI depend upon the scope of activities it is invalid in and also size and the location. If the agency is large, the range of activities will be wider, it will have specialized department each having to perform different functions. Some of the major functions of a large travel agency may be classifies as follows
  • While both tour operators and travel agents are involved in providing a tourist with relaxing and wonderful vacations, there are differences in roles and functions between the two.A travel agent is like a waiter at a restaurant as he welcomes the guests and takes orders that are prepared by the tour operator.Thomas Cook and Cox and Kings are two of the most popular travel agencies of the world.
  • Difference between tour operator and travel agent

    1. 1. Presented by Brija Kumari S 108
    2. 2. A tour operator is the person responsible for actual arrangements of transport and accommodation facilities in any tour or vacations  Responsible for operating and providing vacation through the contracting, booking and packaging together of the various components of tour such as hotel, transportation, meals, guides, optional tours and sometimes flight.  Many tour operators are considered land only operators and focus on the aspects of your package once you have arrived in your destination. . 
    3. 3. A tour operator (for instance) could be someone who leads a group around on a bus or through a museum... with a detailed knowledge of the subject matter of the area  Tour operators focus on a select concentration of destinations.  A tour operator is like a service provider, providing the most convenient option for tourists to stay, visit, as well as leave from the city. A tour operator owns a high volume of travel services across carriers, services and accommodation 
    4. 4.  Planning a tour  Arranging a tour  Advice on sightseeing  Travel management  Evaluate the options available  Promotion  Sales and marketing  Taking care of a glitch
    5. 5. A travel agent sells attractive tour packages to people interested in vacations  Travel agents are middlemen between tour operators and prospective clients.
    6. 6. Travel agent to have them book a cruise or flights and hotel and maybe activities to a destination.  Travel agents hold the role of selling and administering packages from various tour operators to their personal clients based on what they’re looking for and what package suits each client best.  Travel agents can specialize in a range of destinations .  Travel agents will work directly with the tour operator.  A travel agency essentially provides three main services: transportation, lodging & package trips/cruises.  Transportation provided by travel agencies. 
    7. 7.  Provision of Travel Information  Preparation of Itineraries  Liaison with provider of services  Planning and Costing Tours  Ticketing  Provision of Foreign Currency  Insurance
    8. 8. A travel agent has many vacation packages under his belt, and he suggests or recommends tour plans to their clients based upon their budgets and other requirements.  With a tour operator taking up the bulk of the responsibilities, his fee is obviously much greater than that of a travel agent.  With the advent of the internet, more tour operators have obliterated the need of travel agents and are directly providing their services to their clients.  A tour operator has the responsibility to look after the finer details of a vacation or tour such as hotel, accommodation, meals, conveyance etc. 
    9. 9.  Tour operators are like wholesalers, and travel agents are the retailers.  A tour operator makes the package holidays up and the travel agents sells them on.

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