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HTT202 Week 9-1.pdf

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Ryerson University
HTT 303
Sonya Graci

Tourism Concepts Week 9 Reflection Paper #3 Discuss tourism distribution as a sector of the tourism industry. Identify and explain what a travel agent, tour wholesaler, tour operator and consolidator is. Explain the differences, advantages and disadvantages of each. Using GOWay travel, identify what roles and functions they play in tourism distribution. Use examples to illustrate your answers from class lectures and academic research. Guest Speaker: Shirley of Goway Travel - 43 years in business (1970) - specialize in travel to Asia, South Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Australia - independently owned company, by Bruce Hodge - one of North America’s largest wholesalers & consolidators - operates own tours - holds hotels & flights at risk Travelpac Modules: - operate everyday - offer flexibility of itinerary - travel as individual - enjoy quality touring, w/ pre-booked travel arrangements - can be extended/modified - join Travelpacs together to create complete customized itinerary Stays of Distinction: 131 days Coach Touring: - Motor couch tours offered in Australia & NZ - all the leading coach touring can be booked through Goway - choices range from budget to deluxe touring - hassle free travel Travel Idea: Self Drives - researched by Goway staff - suggested itineraries - co-pilot kit: backpack, maps, directions, discounts, detailed itineraries Staff: - experts in areas that they are selling - intense tra
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