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Selling Travel - - Agents Talk -

This month Thomas Cook re­tired its 18-30 brand. As we come to an end of an era, is any­one sad to see it go? Or was it a case of one foam party too far?

The need to tone down?

"Over 18s want to hol­i­day in party re­sorts but don't want the boozing rammed down their throats!"

Go it alone "Young peo­ple don't want their en­ter­tain­ment pre­ar­ranged, they want to do their own thing but be in a group."

Bad mem­o­ries "I still have the hang­over from my first trip."

Sign of the times? "When I first started, all the school leavers would book 18-30. The last two years we've been lucky to sell a hand­ful."

Does money talk? "They can't com­pete with cheap easyJet/ Ryanair type breaks. Young trav­ellers do it them­selves and travel unin­sured."

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