Home-Based Travel Agency

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INTRODUCTION

Tourism industry nowadays is in rapid economic growth. The Department of Tourism is the primary government agency charged with the responsibility to encourage, promote, and develop tourism as a major socio-economic activity to generate foreign currency and employment and to spread the benefits of tourism to both the private and public sector. They will largely help a business that caters local and foreign tourists, which is why the proponents decided to undergo a feasibility study on putting up a Travel Agency business. The name of the establishment will be World Connects Tourism Agency.

The agency will cater to the travel requirements of individuals who would want to travel either domestic or regional on weekends through the use of networking sites. They will also focus on the young age bracket ranging from 15 to 24 years old; likewise, 75% of the total number of local and foreign travelers comprises of families. This is on the assumption on their willingness to travel and their capacity to participate in the travel activities. We will provide excellent services to a group of individual and families looking for a good place for them for vacation and leisure purposes and tourist spots not only in the Philippines but also around the Asian countries as well.

The proposed travel agency will operate 24/7 thereby will be employing five personnel. This will be established by the proponents themselves, where in they shall be hands on the day to day operation of the business. One of them will serve as a General Manager to oversee the whole operation.

With the growth of electronic-commerce, internet and social networking gets to be a part of every personal and business endeavor in the business process. The proponents decided to utilize this trend to their advantage by making use of the same trend in the operation of the agency. However, there is growing number of ongoing scams of travel agencies vanishing after receiving payments from their client....
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