BCAA closes travel centres
Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:48 PM
By Darron Kloster, Times Colonist October 26, 2009
Victoria - The British Columbia Automobile Association is shutting its store-front travel agencies across the province and cutting 157 jobs, including 23 on Vancouver Island.
BCAA travel offices will stop taking on-site bookings after Nov. 28 and close that part of the business permanently on Jan. 15, the association said.
Seventeen people are losing their jobs at the downtown and Broadmead branches of the BCAA while another six in Nanaimo were handed pink slips yesterday.[...]
Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:51 PM
Agencies must have a hard time surviving in a market saturated by net-saavy, bargain hunting travelers who care less about frills and more about the cost.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:22 PM
They haven't specified the fate of the Quadra/Yates location. Presumably the entire unit will be used for insurance needs.
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