Married at First Sight has undoubtedly been one of the most ‘fascinating’ social experiments played out on our screens and if nothing else, shows how desperate some people are to find love.
But what if there was a travel industry equivalent?
What if a team of experts (on travel, psychology and consumer behaviour) sifted through a pile of different client profiles and matched them with select agents across the country – on the condition that they remain clients for life?
How would they get along? Would there be drama? And would the client remain faithful or cheat on them and turn into ‘just another ‘Askhole’ that books online?
A new TV show is reportedly in production that attempts to put these questions to the test in a new social experiment that matches clients to agents to see whether the experts actually know what they’re on about.
‘Clients at First Sight’ (#CAFS) will take its inspiration from the uber-successful/cringeworthy Married at First Sight.
But instead of love being the end goal, the purpose of the matchings will be to create long-lasting client-agent relationships and travel bookings that stand the test of time.
After an intensive selection process, four clients will be allocated to four different Travel Agents in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth based on their psychological make-up, demonstrated consumer behaviour and travel personality.
Speaking with KarryOn on the condition that they remain anonymous, one of the production team informed us that the psychological testing was really nothing more than The bird type analysis.
The new show will also test the ability of clients to remain loyal to their agents at a time of intense competition from both online and other agents.
According to another anonymous source, the first show contained tense moments when a client was filmed at Westfield Bondi Junction shopping around for a quote to Bali received by their matched up agent only three hours after meeting. The matched client was then heard excitedly chatting on the phone to Luxury Escapes with a credit card in her hand.
The source has remained tight-lipped over the aftermath of the betrayal, but we can only assume that such drama was written into the script of the show for the purposes of mere entertainment.
According to the show’s creators, if the client and agent remain loyal and committed to cementing their relationship beyond the initial six-week honeymoon period, both the client and agent will reap some pretty significant rewards.
Producers of the show have hinted that the client will receive a 20 percent discount on all their travels, whilst the agent will be given the moral green light to mark up the same amount on all their quotes.
It’s tit for tat, and tat for tit and as long as everyone in the relationship is at least mildly happy, it’s a win-win for all.
Because at the end of the day, if you can find the perfect client, and them the perfect agent, ain’t that what being a Travel Agent is all about?
Stay tuned to KarryOn for more goss on Clients at First Sight. AKA #CAFS
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a KarryOn Comedy article and is obviously satire. It should in no way be taken seriously – unless you want to that is.
Have you heard any updates on this upcoming Travel Agent TV show? Let us know in the comments below.
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