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Old July 17th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Default Will Travel Agents Become a Thing of the Past

With Carnival now adopting a "No Discount/Rebate" policy, that is similar to Royal Caribbean's and NCL's and increasing their number of Personal Vacation Planners do you think that TA's will become a thing of the past? Will cruise lines sell their own product and pocket the commissions?

I personally believe that there will still be agents who sell cruises but there will be more agents charging booking and cancellation fees and the "concierge agents", who provide full vacation planning services for a fee, will become more prevalent.

What are your thoughts?

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