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(When I talk to people about what I do, I often hear..."Wow, I didn't think anyone used a travel agent anymore"
This couldn't be further from the truth. Here are the facts from some recent reports...
In 2017 (the latest stats) travel agent sales were up 4% to $9 BILLION in bookings. This is almost 70% of all tour and package bookings. When you add in cruise bookings, the number is still at almost 70% and growing! https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Travel-Agents-Continue-to-Dominate-Cruise-and-Tour-Sales
Travel agent cruise sales increased 5 percent in 2017, according to Phocuswright, “outpacing the overall travel market to reach $11.5 billion. Despite OTAs' earlier attempts at selling cruise, two thirds of cruise sales still go through traditional travel agents – and that's not expected to change much through 2021,” Phocuswright said in its report.
Even Carnival Cruise, promotes Travel Advisers as their preferred way of booking a cruise with a website dedicated to "Why Use a Travel Adviser". ( http://wuata.com/ )
Honestly... if you just want a weekend in Denver to visit family... sure you can do that on your own (though I can help if you want!). But when you want a VACATION, then give me a call, or email. I cost nothing to use. I usually get you discounts you can't get on your own... you never lose!
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