Not so fast Mr. President Travel Agents are irreplaceable

Not so fast Mr. President   |  United States  |  Early last week during a town hall meeting in Atkinson, Illinois, President Obama remarked that “One of the challenges in terms of rebuilding our economy is – businesses have gotten so efficient, that, when was the last time somebody went to a bank teller instead of using an ATM? OR USED A TRAVEL AGENT INSTEAD OF GOING ONLINE? A lot of jobs that used to require people now have become automated.”

Needless to say, when Barry Liben – CEO of TZELL Travel Group, heard this – it didn’t sit well with him.  Attached, for your reading pleasure, the full response that was released to the media on Friday.  Today, Travel Weekly’s electronic edition features a condensed version and it has been referred to in blogs and other media outlets. All I have to say after over 17 years of being a Travel Agent, having gone around this world over two times, and being able to assist my clients with my own travel experiences, is GO BARRY LIBEN.  GO TRAVEL AGENTS.!!!  CM > Read the full letter

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at