We Thought Travel Agencies Were Dying Out, Until We Saw This
This is a "coming soon" sign for a travel agency in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Waitwe thought that travel agencies were dying because of the move to purchasing travel online? Well, apparently a storefront travel agency is and is not an endangered species.
Liberty Travel, the agency moving into this well-located nook nearby New York University, has plenty locations around the country and even nine other locations just in Manhattan; that's a good support network to keep them going in the face of competition and technology. It's the family-run, independent travel agencies and smaller chains that you hear closing up shop, who angrily shake their fist at websites like Priceline.com and Orbitz.
We won't lie though; we think that this travel agency is opening soon because it could grab this location; it's a sidewalk that's full of their ideal customers: students with money who want to exert their freedom through travel, professors who don't trust Priceline, and the moneyed denizens of Greenwich Village who might send their personal assistants or nannies over to inquire about trips.
But what do you think? Will a new travel agency be successful in this economy and with the internet resources we have?
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