Travel Agencies in the US: Market Research Report

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Travel Agencies Market Research Report | NAICS 56151 | Apr 2015

All aboard: Continual improvement in the broader economy will boost the industry

IBISWorld’s Travel Agencies market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The Travel Agencies industry is growing once again, as traditional brick-and-mortar travel agents reinvent themselves to remain relevant in an industry now dominated by online bookings. The rise of online travel websites has completely revolutionized the industry. In the coming years, continual improvement in the broader economy will boost the industry's prospects as travel rates lift. Growth in per capita income, rising consumer sentiment and declining unemployment will lead to growth in domestic and international travel. However, consumers will continue to remain price conscious and more likely to book travel online... purchase to read more

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Traditionally, travel agents earned revenue through vendor commissions, mainly from airlines, as tickets were expensive, in demand and could only be ticketed by agents or the airlines. Travel agents also made commissions from hotel, cruise, car rental and packaged tour sales. However, this model changed dramatically in the mid-1990s, when airlines capped and then eliminated commissions paid to agents. This lack of vendor commissions severely disrupted the industry, and many agents were forced to close their doors. Today, travel agents make a greater proportion of their revenue through service fees charged to clients, rather than vendor commissions... purchase to read more


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What is the Travel Agencies Industry?

This industry includes businesses that sell, book and arrange travel, tour and accommodation services for the general public and commercial clients. The industry also encompasses companies primarily engaged in providing travel arrangement and reservation services, including online-only booking systems.

Industry Products
International and domestic airline bookingsTour and packaged travel bookingsAccommodation bookingsCruise bookingsCar rentalOther services
Industry Activities
Retailing and reserving travel ticketsRetailing and reserving toursRetailing and reserving travel accommodations

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