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Travel agency strategies for managing the current dynamic environment


Abdul Hamid, Ibrahim (2011) Travel agency strategies for managing the current dynamic environment. SEGi Review, 4 (1). pp. 71-79. ISSN 1985-5672

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Abstract

Over the last five years, the travel industry has experienced considerable changes.During the deregulation of the airlines industry, travel agents faced a more competitive and dynamic environment caused by the loss of control of airline ticket sales.The zero commission policy adopted by major airlines had reduced revenues for the travel agents.Creative strategies were initiated for the travel agents to survive.The national tourism promotional campaigns to attract tourists into the country only affected certain segments of the travel industry. Eticketing had further eroded the roles of the travel agents.Operating costs increased with insurance coverage and IATA’s requirements.The energy price hikes indirectly affected the livelihood of the travel agents.This paper gives particular attention to the travel agent as a primary intermediary of travel related product.Of particular interest is the agent’s experience of zero commission, insurance coverage, e-ticketing and changes of travel preferences.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2011 04:38
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2011 04:38
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3485

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