Staying home: The industry has struggled due to the rise of internet travel booking

The Travel Agencies industry has struggled over the past five years, as the traditional core services of the industry have been negated by the rise of internet travel booking. The industry has been tipped on its head, as consumers have increasingly flocked to online travel websites to research and book travel. For this reason, many agents have sought to specialize in certain destinations or forms of travel to showcase the value they provide to travelers. Growth in per capita income and declining unemployment over the next five years will fail to contribute any substantial boost for the Travel Agencies industry because many consumers are used to making their own travel reservations and will be aided by improved web interfaces and seamless more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has struggled over the past five years due to the rise of internet travel booking
  • Internet technology has been implemented to reduce the labour intensity of the industry
  • Increased use of the internet to book travel will cause the industry to become more price driven
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Travel Agencies industry in Canada has low barriers to entry. There are limited licensing requirements that preclude new travel agents from starting a new business, and capital requirements are relatively low compared with other industries.The industry has a medium level of concentration, with a few large, dominant players. However, beyond these large players the industry is highly fragmented with mostly small independent operators, many of which are owner-operators with no employees. Over the past five years, the industry has become increasingly specialized, giving rise to many new operators entering the industry to focus on niche segments.The industry is labour-intensive, meaning that only a low level of capital is needed to enter the industry. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Travel Agencies Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Travel Agencies Industry are

  • Being part of a group buying, promotion and marketing scheme
  • Having a clear market position
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Corporate profit in the Travel Agencies industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Travel Agencies Industry?

    This industry acts as agents for tour operators, transportation companies and accommodation establishments in selling travel, tour and accommodation services to the general public and commercial clients.

    Industry Products
  • International and domestic airline bookings
  • Tour and packaged travel bookings
  • Accommodation bookings
  • Cruise bookings
  • Car rental
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Travel tickets and reservations
  • Tour, reservations and packaging
  • Accommodation and reservations
  • Providing online tour information, booking, reservation and payment systems
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Inbound international travel
  • International trips by Canadian residents

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • International travel remains mixed
  • Reduced reliance on labour
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising travel
  • Steady profit
  • Shifting industry landscape
  • Table: Travel Agencies Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Travel Agencies Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Amusement Parks & Arcades in Canada
  • Hotels & Motels in Canada
  • International Airlines in Canada
  • Ocean & Coastal Transportation in Canada
  • Rail Transportation in Canada
  • Scheduled Air Transportation in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other services
  • International and domestic airline bookings
  • Tour and packaged travel bookings
  • Accommodation bookings
  • Cruise bookings
  • Car rental
  • Chart: Travel Agencies Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Household income
  • The airline industry
  • Technology
  • Business travel

  • Major Markets
  • Leisure - international travel
  • Leisure - domestic travel
  • Corporate - unmanaged
  • Corporate - managed
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Travel Agencies Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Travel Agencies

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Travel Agencies Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Expedia Inc., Booking Holdings Inc.,
  • Table: Expedia Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Booking Holdings Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Travel Agencies Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Travel Agencies Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brick And Mortar
  • A company that possesses buildings, production facilities or stores for operations.
  • Global Distribution System
  • A computerized system for agents, comprising details on international and domestic travel product.
  • Travel Website
  • A website on the internet that is dedicated to travel and may be focused on travel reviews, the booking of travel or a combination of both.
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