In the last 12 months, 25% of those surveyed booked through a high street travel agent compared to 17% the previous year
The number booking through a tour operator, as opposed to booking direct with airlines and accommodation, has also increased from 24% to 28%.
The research shows that women and young people are more likely to book with a high street travel agent, with 31% of women using this channel compared to 19% of men.
The proportion of 16-24 year olds using high street agents was 32% while only 15% of 45-54 year olds did so.
Consumers do not intend to it back on their holiday spend.
“It’s been a trying year in the market so we threw that question in there: if you’re going to cut back, what are you unwilling to cut back on?” said head of communications (ABTA) Victoria Bacon.
She revealed that 37% of men and 38% of women surveyed said they would be unwilling to cut back on a holiday. Far fewer said they could not go without eating out, leisure activities, new electronic gadgets and home improvements.
The above is accredited to Travel Trade Gazette.
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