Travel agencies seeing spike in vacation interest as more people get vaccinated

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With more and more people getting vaccinated, people are eager to start venturing out again. Travel agencies say they’re busy booking summer vacations, and the upcoming trips are giving people something to look forward to.

“You can hear it in their voice. Even at the end of the conversation they say, ‘wow, I feel so much better,’” said Amy Lytle, a travel advisor at House of Travel.

Lytle says trip inquiries have doubled since the end of last year.

“Anything to do with outdoors and national parks has been extremely popular, like Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone,” Lytle said. “And then beach vacations. Everyone needs a little sun, a little vitamin D in their life. So we’ve gotten a lot of calls for the Caribbean and Mexico.”

Spring and summer are normally the busiest times for booking vacations, but travel isn’t quite back to normal. The CDC still recommends staying at home even if vaccinated, and those flying internationally have to have proof of a negative COVID test to get back into the U.S. Read more