Earlier this year, WhatsApp reached an astonishing one billion users – that's a seventh of the entire population of Earth. Travel companies are now trying to tap into this enormous user base by offering a messaging booking service via the app – but will it take off?

Last year Jovago announced they'd be offering a messaging booking service through WhatsApp, Viber and LiveChat, allowing customers to book their trips without even having to open a browser. But the question is: would we use it? Do you trust an anonymous person on the other end of an instant messaging app to book your next holiday?

The jury's out at Rough Guides HQ, but what do you think?

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