Travel agents estimate drastic drop in air travel

Must Read

Disrespectful that Horgan won’t meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

HOUSTON, B.C. — One of five hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation who oppose a natural gas pipeline in...

Trudeau, ministers head to Winnipeg for cabinet retreat, western outreach

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reviving his practice of holding periodic cabinet retreats outside the nation's capital —...

UN Chair says he didn’t know most First Nations support building the Coastal Gas Link Pipeline

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says he didn’t know...

A Fort St. John travel agent is conceeding air travel will likely drop off this summer.

Uniglobe Travel’s Marva Kosick says she agrees with a recent claim by Vancouver-based travel agent Scott Clute, who said that air travel has the potential to decrease by 20 per cent during the summer months.

Clute had made the prediction based on the numbers so far in 2009 compared to 2008, where there has already been a drastic reduction in travelers.

- Advertisement -

However, Kosick says the Uniglobe branch in Fort St. John is still doing better than most other BC outlets.

[asset|aid=1396|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4a9001efd90542a15fd13623eea9be72-Marva Kosick 1_1_Pub.mp3]

Although Canadian statistics haven’t been released, the Air Transport Association in the United States estimates air travel over the summer will decline by more than 14 million passengers.

Advertisement

Despite the ailing economy and the H1N1 flu outbreak, Kosick says she will remain positive through the potential summer dip.

She reminds travelers that there are many other countries to consider travelling to. She says airfare to Europe is cheaper than last year, and Alaska cruises are starting to go on sale.

[asset|aid=1397|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4a9001efd90542a15fd13623eea9be72-Marva Kosick 2_1_Pub.mp3]

Kosick says she is confident that once people see the cheaper prices, it will give customers an incentive to travel.

Advertisement

More Articles Like This