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Nearby travel agency impacted by holiday getaway travel cancellations

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)- Travels by Donna is a area journey company that has taken a hit due to the fact the starting of this pandemic. Like the rest of the journey sector, they have suffered financially this vacation season. 

The CDC has encouraged people to postpone their getaway journey programs and keep house in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The holiday time is typically one of the busiest products for journey, but the pandemic has impacted the amount of money of people today cancelling or postponing holiday getaway holidays. 

“We have arrive to a halt,” Donna Anderson, proprietor of Travels by Donna, reported. “In March we were being altering and cancelling and rebooking clients… it felt like 12-14 hours a working day each and every working day for months.”

Prior to the pandemic, the tourism sector was a single of the world’s best marketplaces. Now, due to journey limitations and opportunity exposure to the virus, additional persons are choosing to commit their holiday seasons at household. 

“In the past we are so fast paced that we are here right until 7, 8 o’clock at night, all phones are ringing and all desks are total,” Anderson stated. “Right now we’re slowed down, we have three brokers, we’re portion-time and the telephones are not likely as outrageous.”

Anderson hopes that the arrival of the vaccine will at some point create an enhanced demand from customers in journey, specially after men and women have been trapped in quarantine for months. 

Small corporations have been immediately impacted by the pandemic, and, when people do truly feel safe and sound to vacation, Anderson encourages the group to look at supporting her regional organization.