Stephen Abelsohn, Rogue Travel, Ashland, Ore.
We are in a very small marketplace in Southern Oregon, where the
economy has slowed business. We have seen a slow down in European
business, and so has our wholesaler
As a policy we don’t have a written process. When it happens we
will try to market the United States.
We recommend insurance to everyone and make sure that
international clients understand any change and cancellation
Jerry Greenberg, Baldwin Travel, Los
We don’t have a contingency plan, because I’m hoping it doesn’t
happen. If it does, it would put a serious dent in travel, to the
point that you could pretty well just close up, take an umbrella
and go sit on a sandy beach somewhere. People are queasy enough as
it is without any more events to deter them from traveling.
We already have a lot of people booked for Christmas ... Hawaii,
skiing at Whistler, Tahiti, Mexico and a few to Europe, but not
many. At this time of year, Europe is in the off-season, so that
wouldn’t be such a big loss.
I’m undertaking a trip to South Africa in December. If you let
every little nuance drive you crazy, you might as well just stay in
Terri Maldonado, Cruisegal.com, West Linn,
I wasn’t in the industry for Desert Storm or any other recent
conflict, so I’m not sure how a military attack will change my
Instinct tells me travelers will stick closer to home much like
they did following 9/11. So, we would focus on homeland
destinations, venturing to the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, etc.
We’ll work extra hard to stay on top of travel warnings and
security issues so clients can get those questions answered.
Bruce Smith, Bruce Smith Travel Services, Salt Lake
Currently, I don’t have any contingency plans. However, I have
to assume that my clients will be less interested in flying. Thus,
I’m going to ponder putting together some quick, fun drive
vacations to destinations within five hours.
That’s about it. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.