‘It’s just absolutely incredible’
: Triad travel agents report big increase in business as more people book trips

GREENSBORO, NC – Shane Lawrence, of Imagine Travel in Greensboro, said he has never had so many daily calls.

“The last month has been busier than any month for the past 20 years. I am a travel agent. “It’s just unbelievable,” he said on Monday.

Lawrence receives 40-50 calls daily, with people wanting to book vacations in Mexico, Disney and the Dominican Republic.

“I had people with tears of joy and tears of sadness, and some just despair,” he said.

FOX8 spoke to several travelers at Piedmont Triad International Airport who said that the low-key numbers made them feel more confident about booking a flight.

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“Last year was rough, so it was not. “I start to feel comfortable traveling as long as I wear my mask and take a COVID test before I go, so I just felt safe to go,” said Hannah Moracinho, returning from a trip to Atlanta.

Others, such as Susan Myers and Patty Cooper of Asheboro, waited until they were fully vaccinated.

“The vaccine was the ticket, ensuring that we are safe, and it is safe, so that we all have the vaccine in the household we will go to as well. So we have to be good, “Cooper said of her trip to Clearwater, Florida.

In February, the airport saw less than 20,000 passengers. About 74,000 passed through the airport in February 2020.

“Seeing the airport deserted is a bit sad. “Hopefully this time next year it will be back to normal,” Cooper said.

The company also returns for Holiday Tours, a bus charter company. General Manager David Moody says that every week more buses start their batch.

“People are calling to book trips for the summer and fall, and we have good indications that it is going to be a good year.”

“I think the trip will be in 2021 what was the construction in 2020. Everyone stayed home and worked on things at home and now everyone will be out of the house and on vacation,” Lawrence said.

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