Poll: Research Fees Common

A majority of travel agents charge fees for researching itineraries, according to a new poll by PositiveSpace.com.


A majority of travel agents charge fees for researching itineraries, according to a new poll by PositiveSpace.com.

In a June survey, 74% of travel agents said they charge research fees - not ticket or service fees - to clients, and 26% said they did not.

Asked how they figured the charge, 52% said they charged a flat fee, 7% charged an hourly fee and 2% charged a percentage of the trip value. Fifteen percent of respondents had other methods of charging the fee, while 24% charged no fee.

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