Pwc provides that agencies face closures remain in united kingdom
The number of face-to-face travel agents in the United Kingdom fell by 4.85% in 2014, which means that they closed a total of 53 stores, according to data from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The consultant expected that this trend will continue in the coming years.
According to the report, many retail businesses, closed last year, in particular 5.839, opposite the opening of 5.839, resulting in a net loss of 987 shops, much more than the 371 which closed in all sectors in 2013.
The study says that “traditional sales channels are being deleted and new channels are being created, often more in the ground online or in the real world”.
Expert at PwC, Mark Hudson says that “we are again seeing the continuous effect of the digital revolution and the consequent change in the behavior of the consumer that is occurring in the face-to-face business”. Says that these trends have been present long enough and “we expect the rate of closures to continue”.
However, there are voices in the industry who claim that much of the closures are due to closing of corporate programs, as it is the case of Thomas Cook. As reported by tourism news HOSTELTUR, Thomas Cook studied more than 300 shops closing.