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Send yourself on vacation The travel agent, once a ubiquitous feature of the landscape, is a vanishing breed now that anyone can buy airline tickets and check out hotel reviews online. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of travel agents plunged 46 percent. This doesn't just include people working in storefronts with pictures of vacation spots, but also those who have traditionally arranged business travel: in January of 2013 American Express laid of thousands of people in its travel department.

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