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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:

1. Provision of Travel Information: - This is one of the primary functions of a retail travel agent. From the point of view of the tourist and to the general public is to provide necessary information about to travel. This information is provided at a convenient location where the intending tourist may ask certain questions and seek clarification. This is the very specialize job and the person behind the counter should be a specialize having excellent knowledge of various travel alternative plans. It should be in a position to give up to date and accurate information regarding various services and general information about travel the presentation to the potential customer must be force full. A good travel agent is something of personal counselor who knows all the details the travelers and also the needs and interest of the intending travel. Communication plays a key role in providing any kind of information. The person behind the counter should be able to communicate with the customer in his/her language. The knowledge of foreign languages in front desk in any organization in service industry.

2. Preparation of Itineraries: - A tourist journey is characterized by an itinerary using various means of transportation to link one destination with another. Preparation of different types of itinerary is another important function of travel agencies. A travel agent gives advice to intending traveler on the various types of program which they may choose for their business or holiday travel. The study and relisation itineraries call for a perfect organization as also knowledge of the desire of the client.

3. Liaison with provider of services: - Before any form of facilities is offer to the client by a travel agent contract have to be made with the providers of various services. These include transport companies, hotels properties, the providers of surface transportation like car rental, coaches, and local transport for sightseeing and also for general services requirements. The work carried out under these heading is mostly done by the owners or the senior employees of agencies concerned.

4. Planning and Costing Tours: - This job is very interesting and at the same time very challenging. The job cost for a great deal of incentive and advance knowledge.

5. Ticketing: - Selling tickets to clients using different modes of transportation like air, rail and sea is another function of travel agency. It requires though knowledge of schedule, fare of various modes of transportation.

6. Provision of Foreign Currency: - To intending travelers is another specialized activity of travel agents. The knowledge of converting for currencies is an essential requirement for the staffing dealing with such responsibilities.

7. Insurance: - Both for personal and belonging is yet another important activity of travel agencies


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