Travel agents have proven to be far more resilient than they've been given credit for.

They've survived airlines cutting their commissions. They've weathered wars, SARS and economic downturns. And it appears they're holding their own against the biggest threat of all: the Internet.

With consumers booking their own travel online, conventional wisdom held the traditional travel agent was doomed to extinction.

The inroads made by big booking sites such as Expedia or Travelocity were surely the last straw.

But a study released this week shows the majority of Canadians trust their travel agent over their computer.

According to the Online Travel study by TNS Canadian Facts, one in five travellers used a travel agent to make their arrangements, compared with just 12 per cent who purchased from a full-service travel website.

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