FourFour Two: Travel agents to Australia
A travel agent in the country has told FourFourtwo that the number of travel agents who have closed their doors since February, is increasing dramatically.
A source at a travel agency told FourFoursider that it has closed nearly 200 locations since February.
The source said they have opened more locations than they have in the past three years.
It is understood that some travel agents have closed in response to the threat of the coronavirus.
However, the source said there are still some vacancies in the market, and that the majority of travel agencies are still operating.
One source at another travel agency said they closed nearly a dozen locations over the past week, and were still seeing vacancies in their portfolio.
Some travel agents are now offering a refund for the cost of the agent’s travel to Australia, the sources said.
This is a big blow to the travel industry.
FourFourTwo understands that the vast majority of agents still operate in the region, and some travel agencies have said that they are not going to reopen.
“It is disappointing to see that many agents are not opening new locations, and it is also worrying that the market is becoming increasingly saturated with travel agents,” the source at the travel agency in Australia said.
“A small number of agents have reopened, and there are currently more vacancies than there were two years ago.”
This is also encouraging, as there are plenty of agents in the industry who have seen their businesses shrink as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A number of agencies are closing their doors, including some major players like Jetstar and Virgin Australia, and more niche travel agencies like the Lonely Planet, Travelocity and Kogan Travel.
In recent weeks, there have been a number of incidents involving agents that were open, but then closed again.
On February 14, the head of the Lonely House hotel chain in Australia, Craig Scott, said his agency had closed more than 50 locations across Australia.
At the same time, the travel company Kogan, which operates hotels in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, has announced that it will close its Sydney location on February 25.
But there are no major disruptions in the business of travel agency travel agents, the FourFour two source said.
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