Here is what people are saying
"The big travel sites contain a lot of price and schedule information, but dont provide the level of service and destination information I am looking for"
"I ended up going to my Travel Agent to book it anyway"
"I am just not comfortable trusting my entire vacation to some online booking engine"
"How can I trust the information that I am reading when it is all provided by someone who wrote it 5 years ago, or worse, the vendors themselves?"
"For the most part, companies haven't been able to come up with Web offerings that mimic a good, human travel consultant."
Josh Friedman, a former travel agent who is senior analyst of on-line travel for Framingham, Mass.-based International Data Corp.
And the numbers
$143 Billion in travel was purchased through 170,000 travel agents in 1999 [Source: Travel Weekly]
Online travel is expected to grow to $45-50 Billion by 2004 from nearly $7 Billion in 1999 [Source: DLJ Research]
With 27 million households planning their trips online, travel is the most researched product on the Internet [Source: DLJ Research]
And the point
Complex travel is an enormous market. Current online travel shoppers are not satisfied and looking for a way to fill all of their travel needs in one place. Travants can provide the means with which to attract this market, and keep them coming back!
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