yet agents stick to traditional product

March 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);3/13/2009, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that travel agents have failed to move away from selling traditional products despite efforts to offer consumers greater flexibility. Almost half the holidays booked by agents in 2008 were to beach resorts and more than half were traditional seven or 14-night summer breaks. According to a report, seven-night breaks increased to 30% of all the holidays agents sold in 2008, which is up from 29% in 2006.


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