protesting against the withdrawal of six per cent transaction fee in air tickets by all the airlines in the country Travel agents on Tuesday close down their establishments in goa

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07-05-2013 … In a way to protest against the withdrawal of six per cent transaction fee in air tickets by all the airlines in the country Travel agents all over India on Tuesday close down their establishments which were also supported by some of the travel agents in goa …

The fee withdrawal is the result of the Supreme Court order where in travel agents expect the civil aviation ministry to work out a solution, following the token strike and however, if the deadlock still persists then the agents have decided not to sell tickets for 18 June …

According to the Travel Agents’ Association Travel agents sell almost 80 to 85 of tickets of over 1000 flights operating on domestic routes.

Speaking to goanreporter past chairman of travel agents association of india goa chapter nilesh shah said they were fighting for the commission that had been stopped given by airlines while some domestic airlines have reduced their commission given to agents

Shah said he failed to understand if they were any product in the world sold without any commission given to its agents