Travel demand is at an all-time high

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Are you going on vacation soon? You are not alone. Local travel agents are busier than ever right now. Aside from Christmas, MaryDee Patrick has more customers traveling in the next 7 days than the rest of the year!

She owns MaryDee Travel in the Birmingham area. She says there is pent-up demand for travel to places like Italy, France, England, all of the Caribbean and Mexico.

With more destinations lifting Covid restrictions, MaryDee tells us this is allowing more people to try and go on holiday.

“We are seeing unsubmitted travel demand and it is not slowing down. We call it a revenge trip after people have been shut down. COVID restrictions and so many things have been lifted, people can’t wait to get out and travel,” MaryDee said.

MaryDee says there aren’t many travel deals right now, so the best thing to do is plan ahead. Travel is more expensive these days, including flights, so keep that in mind before you book.

You can learn more about MaryDee and her travel agency at


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