[Tagging] Services provided by a travel agency

Javier Sánchez Portero javiersanp at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 08:14:42 UTC 2017


The services offered are very similar to a travel agency, but for local
services instead of remote ones. Maybe shop=tourism_agency?

2017-06-29 23:13 GMT+01:00 Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>:

> I won't disagree with you about shop=tourism as no, I've never heard of a
> tourism shop either (& we live in a tourist-oriented area)!
>
> Maybe it's another term that doesn't translate internationally, but here
> in Australia at least, "travel agencies" don't handle day-to-day tourist
> matters like boat rides, walking tours etc either. Travel agencies are
> where you sit down with a travel agent a few months prior to leaving on
> your trip, to plan your itinerary, work out which flights you need to catch
> & book them, book your cabin on a cruise ship etc.
>
> We do have tourism information centres, where they hold stocks of
> brochures etc telling tourists what attractions there are in the area, what
> the opening hours of the local museum are & so on, but, once again, they
> don't usually book ferry rides, tours & so on - that's left up to the
> tourist to do either online or by phone?
>
> I don't know what you would call the type of "shop" that Volker originally
> described, but maybe tourism=information woud cover it?
>
> Thanks
>
> Graeme
>
>
> On 30 June 2017 at 01:09, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> sent from a phone
>>
>> On 28. Jun 2017, at 23:46, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> There is a tag for bicycle rental: http://wiki.openstreet
>> map.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dbicycle_rental.
>>
>>
>>
>> +1, although this will probably not lead to a compatibile tagging scheme,
>> because I'd expect many of the things in the amenity key .
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Maybe just shop=tourism together with that?
>>
>>
>>
>> don't like this tag, IMHO too generic, not well distinguishable from
>> travel agencies, no clear meaning (ever heard someone saying: I'm going to
>> the tourist shop? What would you think if you heard this? I would likely
>> ask 'where?'). It isn't really a category (of what they sell) rather than a
>> category for whom it is (i.e. it can be used to disqualify a shop as
>> "mostly for tourists " (locals who know the situation won't go there), but
>> not to qualify the kind of things they offer).
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Martin
>>
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