Use a travel agent; its easier

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That seems to be the advice from a recent piece of research.

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For the package holiday industry, there is some good news at last. And after figures from TUI, Thomas Cook and the like they will clutch it with glee.

According to the agency eight&four, 79% of us have either taken a package holiday in the past year or are interested in doing so in future. Exciting the travel industry even more might be the fact that millennials are the most likely to have done so.

Of those who have taken a package in the past year, 26% cited value for money as the key benefit, while 20% appreciated the no-hassle factor and 18% enjoyed the peace of mind of ABTA and ATOL protection.

The research also revealed that travellers were open to a range of experiences: 35% would be willing to take a cruise, 24% would consider a safari and 23% were even open to the idea of travelling to dangerous or difficult location where independent travel might be tricky.

The agency said that the package holiday had reinvented itself as a relevant, budget-friendly option for young, price-conscious holiday-makers. As the number of holidays taken by 18-34s per year increases, the need for a hassle-free trip to be part of that mix has become really important – whether that’s enjoying the indulgence of an all-inclusive, choosing a flight and hotel combo to avoid endless paperwork or discovering new experiences offered by a specialist package holiday.

The research also found that 23% of consumers still find it quicker and easier to use a high street travel agent, 21% appreciate the expertise and in-depth advice they offer, and 23% feel travel agents offer a more personal experience.

“High street travel agents could make a big comeback if they play the market right said the agency

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