With hurricane season continuing through the end of November, travel agents with Travel Leaders offer advice on how best to travel and stay safe during hurricane season.
New York, NY (PRWEB)
September 21, 2017
When massive hurricanes – such as Harvey, Irma and Maria – hit, the impact can be far-reaching, even affecting those who are not in the path of the storm. With hurricane season continuing through the end of November, travel agents with Travel Leaders – America’s largest retail travel agency brand with thousands of travel agents across the United States – offer advice on how best to travel and stay safe during hurricane season. These real life stories from Travel Leaders travel agents and their clients show how travel agents helped consumers navigate to their final destination during both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
“The six-month hurricane season affects the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico more severely between August and October. Our Travel Leaders travel agents are trained and available to assist consumers who may be impacted during this time,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “A top priority for our travel agencies in situations such as these, is proactively moving clients and their families out of harm’s way, from arranging shelter or transportation, and doing so with a sympathetic ear and calming voice.”
Follow the evacuation directions of local authorities. If the city is recommending that you leave town, plan to do so as quickly as possible in advance of the storm rather than the day the storm is due to make landfall. “We had corporate travelers who live in the Miami area contact us to assist them, their family members, and even a friend or two in finding flights out of the area before the hurricane was supposed to hit,” said Holly Kahl of Travel Leaders in Raleigh, NC. “Flights from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach were all sold out, so we had one agent dedicated to monitoring flights constantly and grabbing an available seat here or there whenever one might pop up. One traveler was willing to fly anywhere, just to get out! Within a few hours we were able to get them all out ahead of the storm.”
Feel secure knowing that the travel industry is working on your behalf….