Travel agents field odd questions, such as 'Do they speak English in Britain?'

A traveler asks to plan a honeymoon for him, his wife and his mom

The ranks of travel agents continue to grow in the U.S. despite a swelling array of online travel websites.

The reason may have something to do with the difficult requests travel agencies must tackle on a daily basis — questions that might cause travel websites to short-circuit.

To offer a glimpse at the difficult requests made of travel agents, the American Society of Travel Agents released a list of top ten strangest requests its 26,000 members have received in the last year.

Among them:

Can you book two rooms in different parts of the resort — one for me and my wife and the other for my girlfriend?

Can you please plan a honeymoon for me, my bride and my mother?

Do they speak English in Britain?

Does the crew actually sleep onboard the cruise ship?

Are there toll roads on the way to Hawaii?

How can I get to Europe without going by air or sea?

I don’t want a window seat on the plane because I just had my hair done.

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