? asked in TravelAir Travel · 2 weeks ago

Hello,Will people pay for researching travel? Researching cheapest air website, cheapest hotel, customizing travel itineraries for families?

2 Answers

  • MS
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    That's basically a travel agent. Most travel agents are not paid extra by the travelers, but rather receive commissions from the hotels, airlines, cruise companies, etc with which they book their clients.  Because there is no extra fee for the traveler, they are unlikely to pay extra for this type of servie.  Travel agents are being used less and less though, as online travel sites become easier to use and customize.

  • 2 weeks ago

    They used to. Now very few do, and that is exactly why so many travel agents have gone out of business.

    Some travel agencies remain as some people ARE still prepared to pay for someone else to do the research and make the bookings.

    Your idea is not at all new: it’s actually so old that modern information technologies have made it almost obsolete.

    • Robsteriark
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      If you can develop one which actually works reliably, which customers can trust to offer genuinely useful and unbiased results, and which adds negligible or even zero cost (paid for by commission from service providers), AND which has cast-iron data security, then... Maybe.

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