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Friday, June 11, 2010

Travel agents alive & still seliing and providing service to travelers

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) recently reported that travel agents (TAs) still sell 51% of all airline tickets, and according to ARC travel agent ticket sales are growing faster than those sold by online agencies. Travel agents sell 87% of all cruises, 81% of all tours, 45% of all car rentals and 47% of all hotel stays.

There is no doubt that today's travelers have more options than ever before when it comes to booking their travel, but travel agents still remain the choice of the vast majority and more travelers are returning to travel agencies to book their travel.

And without an agent you're by yourself.

Here's why you should use a travel agent!

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