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Toluna

  25 months ago

Are travel agencies going the way of the video store?
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The world’s oldest tour operator, Thomas Cook, suddenly ceased operations over the weekend, which has left hundreds of thousands of travellers stranded and 21,000 jobs in jeopardy. The British government and the Civil Aviation Authority is now launching "Operation Matterhorn" in order to retrieve passengers and get them home.

Despite being in operation for 178 years, Thomas Cook has been unable to compete in today's travel industry. With online booking sites and budget airlines, consumers can often get better deals by planning and booking their travel themselves. The future for brick-and-mortar travel agencies isn't bright, with Reuters reporting that nearly 700 of these agencies in the UK shut down in 2017.

Do you still use a travel agent when booking a trip? Do you think travel agencies are becoming obsolete or do they still have a place the world?

Let us know your thoughts!
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KarmicDragon

  25 months ago
Dont Know as I have never left the country.
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KarmicDragon

  25 months ago
I have never gone over seas
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eddy.gies

  25 months ago
We use a travel agent usually House of Travel when planning to take a break, if travel just to family and back we book online ourselves, Agents are great for finding good accomodation deals to suit and experiences.
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farside1

  25 months ago
as do I - but I admit, last few trips I've done it all because it was cheaper than what a travel agent offered.
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hasin

  25 months ago
I use a combination of travel agent and online booking site. Book with whoever has the best fares.
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hasin

  25 months ago
I use a combination of travel agent and online booking. I go with the one who has the best fares.
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J4564482k

  25 months ago
I always book via a travel centre. You can ask questions, query things and get a response instantly. From my experience, l believe that, online travel sites are only good (at this stage, anyway) if you have tick-the-box type travel requirements.
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