Another blog post from Mr. Deals…
I got very scared this week. I heard something come out of my mom’s mouth that inspired one of those palm to the face type of moments. “Travel Agent” is what she said. I was scared for a couple of reasons: 1) my mom about to experience the wrath of Mrs. Deals and 2) I going to have to experience the wrath of Mrs. Deals because my mom was thinking of using a travel agent?
So apparently the situation involves some of my moms friends who happen to have used a travel agent to plan a trip that she will be tagging along for part of. After hearing some of the plans it became clear to Mrs. Deals and me that the travel agent wasn’t doing anything different than any average internet savvy person could do. In fact, I think the travel agent was making plans that were actually pretty inconvenient. Mrs. Deals of course was called in to evaluate and of course had much more to offer. Luckily she went easy on my mom and well pretty easy on me too. I guess Mrs. Deals has some respect for the travel agents of the world.
I was curious about the actual use of travel agents out there, so I had Mrs. Deals conduct a little poll with her twitter account to see if people out there use a travel agent. The results were pretty expected, nearly 100% of you said no way. Of course, there were some folks who have the mandatory use of a travel agent for work travel, but I am focused on the leisure stuff. I can’t remember if I’ve ever used a travel agent, I mean why would I when I practically married one. What I am really trying to figure out is, is it worth it?
Now I know there are lots of folks less savvy than most of you reading this, so I wonder, if you think about your parents, their friends, “older” folks, do you think it’s more common?
Oh and as far as the trip for my mom goes, I’m trying to teach her how the internet can be her travel agent. We’ll get there, right mom?
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