Travel agents worried about 'disappearing middle market'

March 1982
Marketing News;3/5/1982, Vol. 15 Issue 18, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. travel industry is facing an erosion of the mass market for leisure travel. According to the editor of New York based American Society of Travel Agents' "Travel News," Patrick D.O. Arton, the leisure travel-tour market has split into two distinct parts between those who can afford to buy the expensive and luxury product and those who are seeking budget travel. He predicted that if the current economic recession continues only one group is likely to be traveling with any certainty this year--those at the higher end of the income scale.


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