Tuesday, February 19, 2008

When the chips are down

We keep hearing that when times are hard people go back to what they know.

That can mean the long, established brands and traditional ways of researching holidays.

So, to hear that classified ads site Freeads has seen a 67% rise in travel searches since the beginning of the year, is no surprise.

In addition, the number of travel-related ads has trebled year-on-year with more than 700 overseas holidays and 250 domestic advertised on the service.

What next? The rebirth of travel agents? No, we've already heard that one!

Linda Fox, lead reporter, Travolution

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why anyone would possibly want to search for a holiday on freead sites.

I've just had a try and the experience wasn't that pleasant. Ads full of speling mistakes, not way of searching other than wading through loads of ads.

They might have seen an increase in people submitting ads, but how many people have actively found a holiday would be my question