According to three new studies, millennials have discovered the value of relying on travel agents - not just to book their trips, but also as advisors on making travel decisions, such as which hotels to stay at and which destinations to consider. According to the “2017 Portrait of American Travelers” by MMGY Global, 33 percent of millennial respondents say they intend to utilize the services of a travel agent over the next two years - that’s twice as many as Gen Xers (17 percent) and Baby Boomers (18 percent). And the “How America Travels” national study from the American Society of Travel Agents also indicates that millennials are more likely to use a travel agent. A healthy 44 percent of milliennial respondents said that using an agent is “worth it,” compared to 33 and 34 percent of Xers and Boomers, respectively, reports Travel Agent Central. As millennials get older and make more expendable income, their desire to travel will also increase. According to the MMGY Global Portrait, millennial travelers reported a 16 percentage-point increase in their intention to vacation in 2017. For Xers it’s only a three-point increase, while Boomers dropped by one percentage point. Get the full story at Travel + Leisure