COVID-19

Vaccines plus spring break leading to more interest in travel

A local travel agent has noted a rise in vacation planning by people in Kalamazoo.

With temperatures turning warmer, the thoughts of some Kalamazoo residents are turning to travel. That’s according to one Portage travel agent interviewed by WWMT.

“I’m hearing from a lot of families wanting to get away,” said Tami Santini, owner of Paradise Getaways.

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She said the prevalence of vaccines have made people a lot more comfortable with the prospect of getting on an airplane.

Additionally, students at Western Michigan University are getting ready for spring break. That’s coming up at the end of the month.

The university has stipulated that almost all classes will be conducted online following the break. That could lessen any spread of the coronavirus that could follow returning travelers.

“This is a safety measure,” said WMU spokesperson Paula Davis. “Going to distance education following the break helps mitigate the risk of individuals bringing the virus back to campus.”

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