Do People Still Use Travel Agents?

Do People Still Use Travel Agents?

National Geographic looks into whether or not people still use travel advisors, and the answer is a resounding yes!

"Do people still use travel agents?"

That's a question we get asked a lot at the American Society of Travel Advisors. Our members—travel advisors themselves—often get asked the same. Of course, the numbers say the answer is yes! Travel advisors are an important piece of the travel ecosystem and our supplier proud partners at cruise lines, tour operators, airlines and hotels all know the value travel advisors have for their business! 

Elaine Glusac decided to ask that same question in her piece for National Geographic. 

Of course, she too found out the answer was a resounding yes!

"Yes—and now they’re called travel advisors," Glusac said. "They could be more helpful than you may think."

"Advisors not only expedite planning, but they can be your back-up should anything go wrong," said Glusac. "When a flight is canceled, a hotel reservation is lost, or a natural disaster strikes, they are there to help. Ultimately, their connections can become your conduit to a smoother and more stimulating trip."

Read more at National Geographic.

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