■ The average travel agency has been in busi-
ness 28 years. Three-fourths have been in business
for more than 10 years, while 7% of agencies are 2
years old or less.
■ Most employees are salaried. A majority
of employees are on a straight salary at 40% of
the agencies surveyed. At 24% of agencies, most
employees are paid a combination of salary and
In Prague, leisure travelers can opt for cable-car transportation, bus, taxi or Metro to connect them with hotels, attractions and the city center. Cable cars cover a large area of the city and are used by some 300 million people a year.
Overall, travel agents report their business mix as 55% domestic and
45% international, reflecting a very slow shift toward international
business as a source of revenue over the last few years.
■ Straight commission arrangements are rare,
but where they exist, they tend to predominate.
Only a third of agencies report that one or more
full-time employees are on straight commission,
but most of those agencies report that they have
such arrangements with over half the full-time
SOURCES OF REVENUE/BUSINESS MIX
■ Virtually all agencies handle some leisure
travel. Only 3% said they do not, whereas 25% said
they do no business travel.
■ Overall, agents report their business mix as
55% domestic and 45% international, reflecting a
very slow shift toward international over the last
Sources of Revenue - Domestic Business Mix