2008 News Archive - Holidays - Travellers "trust" agents

25 02 2008

British holidaymakers "trust" their travel agents on the whole, a new survey has revealed.

According to a study by magazine Holiday Which?, 81 per cent of travellers believed that they had received trustworthy advice from a travel agent, TravelWeekly reports.

Meanwhile, a total 90 per cent of holidaymakers said that they would recommend their travel agent to relatives or friends.

"Lots of people are still using a travel agent to book their holiday and as a source of information and advice. People trust them, perhaps because there's a human face to talk to," Holiday Which? editor Lorna Cowan is reported to have said.

She added that there is still a demand for travel agents despite an increase in interest in DIY holidays.

The news comes after Easier reported that travel agents anticipate Australia to be popular for long-haul travel in 2008, according to research carried out by The Network.

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