Insider Insights: The Travel Industry Key Partners – Putting the Pieces Together
Kim Specht, CTIE
There are many key partners in the travel industry, and like a puzzle, it is important to understand how all these pieces come together. Trying to understand each of the key partners’ roles in travel can be a little confusing. What is the difference between a Tour Operator and wholesaler? What is a consortia? What is their role? What is a host agency and an IC (independent contractor)? What is an OTA or an air consolidator? There are lots of pieces to the travel industry puzzle. Join us to learn more about all these travel industry key partners, what they do and how these pieces come together.