This Startup Is Bringing Travel Agents Back from the Grave

The question is, can travel agents help fix the confusing process of booking a trip?More Difficult as it may be to remember now, there was a time when planning a vacation meant calling a travel agent. These professionals served as an intermediary between travelers and hotels, airlines and so on, taking vague notions (“We’d like to do two weeks across Europe”) and turning them into itineraries. But over the past 15 years or so, do-it-yourself websites like Orbitz and Airbnb have empowered vacationers to pick their own accommodations, making travel agents increasingly unnecessary. The U.S. Department of Labor warns that the employment of travel agents is set to drop 12% by 2024, thanks largely to “the ability of travelers to use the Internet to research vacations and book their own…


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