I wandered along to the Travel Expo because I had a quiet Sunday afternoon. Although it’s not really my type of thing, I do have to respect Flight Centre for the way it works: get a whole lot of suppliers there, create a lot of “activity” (presentations and the like), publicise some “specials”, have lots and lots of travel agents (all the Flight Centre brands) on hand to sign people up, and hopefully by the end of the day, there will be plenty of new business! Perhaps there weren’t a lot of booths that were of interest to me, but just the same I collected some reading matter for later on.
Although we’re thinking about possible travel for next year, we’re not sure what else might be happening in our lives that would affect our plans, so it’s premature to make any firm arrangements. And, frankly, I’d be too analytical to “grab a special” at an event such as this. Nevertheless, there was certainly a crowd, and so far as I could tell, the numerous travel agents present seemed busy.