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THE LIMITATIONS UPON THE USE OF TRAVEL AGENCIES WERE THOROUGHLY EXPLAINED IN OUR PREVIOUS LETTERS TO YOU AND TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS. WE EMPHASIZE AGAIN THAT THE DUE PROTECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S INTEREST IS PARAMOUNT AND SUCH ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES AS ARISE IN PARTICULAR CASES ARE MATTERS WHICH ARE SUBORDINATE TO THE GOVERNMENT'S OVERALL INTEREST IN THE MATTER.

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B-134540, JUN. 24, 1958

TO MR. G. C. BURBANK, TRAVEL AGENT:

YOUR LETTER OF MAY 16, 1958, REQUESTS FURTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING THE LIMITATIONS IN OUR REGULATIONS UPON THE UTILIZATION OF TRAVEL AGENCIES FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION. YOU ASK THAT THERE BE CITED AN EXAMPLE WHEREIN YOU, AS A TRAVEL AGENT, MAY TRANSACT GOVERNMENT BUSINESS AT A PROFIT.

THE LIMITATIONS UPON THE USE OF TRAVEL AGENCIES WERE THOROUGHLY EXPLAINED IN OUR PREVIOUS LETTERS TO YOU AND TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS.

FOR YOUR FURTHER INFORMATION, WE ENCLOSE A COPY OF A LETTER DATED JUNE 16, 1958, TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS, INC., WHICH DISCUSSES OUR POLICY CONCERNING THE USE OF TRAVEL AGENCIES.

WE EMPHASIZE AGAIN THAT THE DUE PROTECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S INTEREST IS PARAMOUNT AND SUCH ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES AS ARISE IN PARTICULAR CASES ARE MATTERS WHICH ARE SUBORDINATE TO THE GOVERNMENT'S OVERALL INTEREST IN THE MATTER.

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