Posted at: 03/28/2013 5:17 PM
| Updated at: 03/28/2013 6:12 PM
By: Bill Lambdin
LOUDONVILLE - For Manoj Ajmera of Clifton Park, selling travel is a second job. That's good, because if it was his only income he'd be struggling.
"Right now the travel agent job has become more difficult," said Ajmera. "Everything you can see on the internet and so I'm glad it was not my bread and butter, but we still have more knowledge, many times."
The realities of the travel business have been changing, and not just because ordinary citizens can do their own planning and shopping on computers.
The overall economy also has an effect.
"I mean the economy definitely hurts everybody including us but what happens is people who are going to go on the long, seven day vacations or maybe longer cruises, they're now doing day trips or overnight trips," said Stephen Tobin of Yankee Trails World Travel.
The travel expo is hosted by Yankee Trails World Travel. They run one day and longer bus tours throughout the country, transport cruisers to regional ports and sell travel products for destinations world wide.
Thursday's event was designed to attract people like Marcia Walker, who is looking for the Town of Rotterdam trip committee.
"For the type of people that we serve, day trips are good for them," said Walker. "We get the information for them and we'll see what we can plan."