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I generally try to keep politics off InsideFlyer, but thought I’d run the risk with this one 🙂 . According to a recent poll published by The Times (in association with the Legatum Institute, conducted by Populus), 23% of Brits support the nationalisation of Travel Agents:
For the avoidance of doubt, this isn’t one of those self-selecting ‘voodoo’ polls – it’s a genuine poll conducted by a reputable agency to help inform serious policy research.
I’m really not sure what to make of this. I don’t think I’ve ever actually used a (traditional, high street) travel agent so perhaps I’m not best placed to answer. Are travel agencies crying out for nationalisation? It seems unlikely, but…
Pollsters often get a hard time for some of their results, but 23% is way above standard margin of error, so it seems there is a real and substantial minority in favour of this. Fascinating.
Anyone fancy being the Minister for Travel Agencies?
Seriously though, any thoughts on what this might all be about would be greatly appreciated! I’m scratching my head.