Travel Agent is a tour company dedicated to the mediation, organization and implementation of projects, plans and schedules and processing and sale of tourist products to customers and certain travel suppliers, such as: transport (airlines, cruise ships) service, accommodation (hotels) in order to bring goods and tourist services available to those willing and able to use them.
The Cox & Kings UK company, founded in 1758, is the oldest travel agency Thomas Cook in the world and one of his most notable pioneers, planning trips from 1841 to religious groups. In any case, travel agents were developed primarily from the twenties, with the development of commercial aviation.
The phrase travel agency has changed its meaning since the emergence of companies like the one above, which today is considered more of a tour operator. The difference is that tour operators offer a very closed travel plans, while more agencies try to bend as much as possible to customers, taking its services, among others, as many tour operators.
Travel agents are particularly useful for recruiting trips of several days abroad, as they provide the business with foreign companies and solve the problems of accommodation and tourist guide.