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dc.contributor.authorLawton, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.editorClayton W. Barrowsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:33:04Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:33:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-03T09:01:59Z
dc.identifier.issn15256480en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15256480802557283en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/25621
dc.description.abstractIn-depth interviews with 19 owners of exceptionally successful US-based conventional travel agencies revealed negative public perceptions of travel agencies to be the main external threat facing the sector. Misplaced faith in Internet-based cybermediaries, unqualified travel agents, negative mass media coverage and failure to attract young entrants were constituent sub-themes. Public outreach was identified as the main opportunity to counter these perceptions, with inherent interest in travel and the need for geographical awareness revealed as sub-themes. Other threats were unfavorable relations with some vendors, and geopolitical and economic uncertainty. Other opportunities were niche products and markets, Internet technologies, and consolidation and reduced competition.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE: TAYLOR FRANCIS GROUPen_US
dc.publisher.placePhiladelphia, PA, USAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom68en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto92en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administrationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode359999en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350507en_US
dc.titleTravel Agency Threats and Opportunities: The Perspective of Successful Ownersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Routledge. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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