A new ASTA study finds that an increasing number of travelers are using travel agents, and that agents make vacations better. The number of travelers who use agents is still relatively small at 13%, but up from 11% a few years ago, according to the study titled “Value of Travel Agents.” Of leisure travelers who booked with an agent, 59% of millennials, 53% of Generation X and 58% of baby boomers indicated that vacations planned with travel agents were better than those organized without their assistance. Those who used agents traveled more often, taking 4.7 trips in the past year versus 3.6 trips for those who didn’t use an agent. The study asked travelers why they didn’t use travel agents. The biggest reason was control. Get the full story at Travel Weekly