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Central Texans hope to move ahead with travel plans soon

Posted at 6:59 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:59:28-04

WACO, TX. — Travel agents have been working non stop to help clients cancel or postpone their trips.

After a major announcements by Governor Greg Abbott this afternoon, agents say that may be the green light for people to continue with their plans or book new ones.

President and General Manager of the Allen Samuels House of Travel, Bambi Eskew, says people are planning ahead and waiting to finally be able to travel.

For Lisa Chatfield, she had to postpone three trips and cancel one.

"It was going to be a big year for travel, we were excited," Chatfield said.

Nevertheless, travel agents say it hasn't stopped people from booking trips.

"We are still booking news customers wanting to travel in July, August, September and even next spring break."

Chatfield says she is ready for the shelter-in-place order to be lifted.

"We are ready for the Fall, we have some tickets to sporting events and so we are excited to go out!"

Governor Greg Abbott announced major orders Friday afternoon, outlining how the Lone Star State will slowly and safely reopen.

"That will enable Texas to gradually and safely begin the processing of beginning to work and other activities while we wait for immunizations that will end the threat," said Governor Abbott.

His speech gave hope to many like Chatfield.

"We have to be able to get out and socialize, so I am very excited and hopeful that he will follow through with that,"Chatfield said.

"Everybody is going to be excited to have some freedom and take advantage of things like travel or even doing local things everyone, is looking for that positive attitude," said Bambi.

Chatfield says our world revolves around traveling and connecting with others.

Governor Abbott did not announce anything specific about traveling during this conference, however, he did say there would be more announcements of more specific openings as the weeks progress.