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Travel Agents Battle the Web. Ms. Alexander. There are four major sectors in the travel industry: Airline tickets Hotel reservations Car rentals Cruises/tours.
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Travel Agents Battle the Web Ms. Alexander
There are four major sectors in the travel industry: • Airline tickets • Hotel reservations • Car rentals • Cruises/tours
Online travel sites offer consumers a one-stop, convenient, leisure and business travel experience where travelers can find descriptions of vacations and facilities. Consumers can purchase all travel elements: hotel, car rental, airfare, tours, and cruises
Major Online Travel Sites • Expedia.com • Largest online travel service • Travelocity.com • Second largest online travel service • Priceline.com • “Name your price” • CheapTickets.com • Discount airline tickets, hotels, and auto rentals • Hotwire.com • Seeks out discount fares based on airline excess inventory (Owned by Expedia)
Christina wants to fly to Miami this weekend (Fri – Sun). What is the cheapest fare you can find her? (include airfare, departure time, and airline) Why are some prices higher than others when the flights leave the same day? • Kevin wants to rent a car in New Orleans for this weekend. What is the cheapest rental fee you can find? What is the car type? What is the most expensive car you can rent? How much is the rental fee? • Bob wants to rent a hotel room in NYC for this weekend. What is the cheapest hotel you can find? What is the most expensive hotel you can find? Be sure to include both the rate and the hotel.