From vaccinations to vacations: Travel agents report uptick in business ahead of summer season – Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas (KLAS) — As more people get vaccinated, it opens the door to overseas travel.

Just in time for the summer vacation, the European Union plans to reopen its borders to those who received their shots.

Dawn Lykins is preparing for a trip to Zurich with her husband in September this year.

“I’m very excited,” Leikins said. “Travel is even more important to take a break now that there are so many people who really have to work.”

After missing many trips last year, she looks forward to spending time with her family.

“Many of us want to go out and travel almost everywhere,” Leikins said.

The phone is ringing at “Sunrise Travelland Tours”.

Eppie Cruz is increasing the demand for travel to Hawaii and the Caribbean as well as vacations in Europe.

“I’m very excited that people are vaccinated. I think the trip will start,” Cruz said. “We call the consulates of all embassies to get the correct information.”

This week, TSA screened 1.4 million people, compared to 190,000 last year.

Blissful travel agency Abbey Laghman says demand can only grow from here.

“Summer is approaching and many are trying to find these last-minute deals,” Laghman said.

When it comes to Europe’s top destinations, Laghman says Italy, Greece and Iceland are attracting crowds.

“Jump now. It’s starting to fill up,” Laghman said. “I see things fill up even in 2022.”

As the guidelines have changed, Laghman and Cruz recommend investing in travel insurance and be flexible.

“Things are happening very quickly and things are open,” Laghman said. “Remember as soon as they are open and as soon as they can shut down.”

The European Union will provide the exact date on which the border will resume after each country approves the guidelines.