Travel trade specialists seeing indicators of hope amid the pandemic
At the beginning of the epidemic in March, travel agencies said many people were blocking travel, now eight months later, seeing signs of change.
Bob Cook is the director of sales for Go Travel. He also said he had seen more people traveling since September.
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“I’m on the rise, it’s been a while,” Cook said.
Following Tuesday’s good news from Pfizer about its COVID-19 vaccine, Cook said the incident was a matter of urgency.
“After the announcement of the COVID vaccine, that’s when the phones started ringing,” Cook said.
Pfizer Inc. said on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine could be 90% effective, based on preliminary and incomplete testing results.
Cook said he has seen a number of incidents when it comes to the type of travel he has booked.
He also said US travel and accommodation are popular and high-end travel.
Cook said high-end flights are the ones that should save some in 2022 because they are selling so fast.
Another well-known holiday Cook said he sees great interest in cruises.
He said he had also seen a significant increase in the number of families who reserve vacations.
Cook said, given the length of the tour, he sees more reserves for March 2021 and beyond.
“People are confident that things will improve, people are confident that the spring will be good, people are confident that the trips are coming back, and they are very confident with the vaccine,” Cook said.
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