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Web Booking VS Travel Agents.

Web Booking VS Travel Agents.

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The internet is great for many things, including point-to-point flights and basic accommodation bookings, but there are still plenty of products that are difficult or impossible to book online. "Recent research by Roy Morgan found while many people research travel online the majority still prefer to book

The internet is great for many things, including point-to-point flights and basic accommodation bookings, but there are still plenty of products that are difficult or impossible to book online. "Recent research by Roy Morgan found while many people research travel online, the majority still prefer to book with a travel agent," says Trafalgar managing director Paul McGrath. He added that the internet is a valuable research tool but an overseas holiday usually requires sourcing components from several different companies and a travel agent is the best person to do this.

One area in which internet bookings have taken a leap forward is round-the-world fares, with the oneworld airline alliance launching online bookings last year. Passengers can now put together their own round-the-world itinerary, using any of the oneworld carriers (these include Qantas, British Airways, American Airlines and Cathay Pacific), and book it through the oneworld website. The site uses simple point-and-click technology but there are many rules and restrictions associated with round-the-world fares and putting an itinerary together is no easy task. Many will prefer to let a travel agent do the hard work, especially while a large percentage of agents will still do it for nothing.

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