Augusta travel industry continues rough flight period during pandemic

Augusta journey business continues tough flight interval throughout pandemic

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Whether or not the journeys are for enterprise, holidays with the household, and even historic reenactments, COVID-19 is stopping lots of journey plans. And nowhere is that impression felt greater than the journey enterprise.

From spring breaks to summer season holidays, the coronavirus has disrupted journey plans globally.

Individuals had been compelled to remain house throughout the peak seasons of touring, placing journey companies in a troublesome place because the pandemic began.

“All of the plans that had been set in stone for 2020 had been simply purchase and huge acquired moved to 2021,” Michael Kerbelis, proprietor of Southern Journey Company, stated.

The Southern Journey Company makes a speciality of worldwide locations and says the pandemic is altering the way in which he is doing enterprise.

“Simply coping with the undoing of what we’ve already achieved for them and ready or have already repositioned them for the next 12 months,” Kerbelis stated.

In accordance with the journey market report, 88 % of journey advisors expect enterprise to be down by greater than 50 % by the tip of the 12 months, and 40 % of journey questions are for home journey.

Kerbelis says his company would not see many individuals touring inside the u-s however that is barely modified.

“Identical to I stated, Hawaii could be that vacation spot proper now,” he stated.

However even with flight cancellations and worldwide journey halted proper now, Kerbelis says individuals are beginning to maintain their journeys booked.

“The usual proper now are simply saying let’s simply push it one other 12 months forward. Some individuals are cancelling however most individuals stated we’ll go forward and postpone it till subsequent 12 months,” he stated.

Kerbelis says he’ll proceed to e-book journeys even with the altering local weather of the pandemic.

“ we’re simply adapting each week and every single day to determine what we’re going to do for our shoppers and never do for our shoppers. We all know one factor for sure, our shoppers need to go and have to go,” he stated.

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