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ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – As Easter and warmer months approach, many people may be planning to jet off for some fun in the sun. But could the rise in gas prices hold them back?
According to Lynda Lambert, the Media Spokesperson for Triple A East and Central, “52 percent of respondents said they do plan to travel this summer and 42 percent of them said they will still travel no matter how much gasoline costs.”
Lambert suggests it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have an expert to help guide you through planning a trip.
“Work with a travel advisor to get all of the current information and the best deals possible if you were to have some sort of cancellation they will be able to help you to traverse that and figure out what you need to do”, said Lambert.
Lisa Cappabianca is a travel agent whose had to deal with the constant changes that Covid-19 has brought to the travel industry
Cappabianca said when it comes to Easter travel, people often decide to stay a bit closer to home, maybe choosing warmer places like Florida, Mexico or the Dominican Republic, but the international travel really comes in the summer time in May, June or July.
Cappabianca said with how much things change with the guidelines loosening up with Covid-19, it’s wise to do your homework before you travel anywhere, near or far.
“Make sure you have all the right paper work, what testing you may need before or after you leave, any authorization forms because things are changing all the time”, advised Cappabianca.
Cappabianca said with more people booking trips to pack your patience, “Be prepared for the unexpected and just make sure you are prepared, reconfirm your flight, make sure they have your phone number, make sure you know your backup options.”
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