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Should you cancel spring or summer break travel?

The airline industry is seeing a global slowdown as a result of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

Planned on taking the kids to Disneyland in June? Spring break in Mexico? With travel bans changing daily and airlines scrambling to mitigate losses, it’s hard to know.

CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg told KIRO Radio’s Gee and Ursula Show he’s encouraging travelers to wait, don’t cancel just yet.

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“It’s a very fluid situation,” he said. “Airlines are changing their refund and waiver policies on an almost daily basis, and they’re becoming more and more lenient as the days go on. … As long as your ticket’s not for tomorrow, I would wait and see how the situation evolves.”

Greenberg knows Americans will travel again, but admits it will take some time for people to readdress the idea of flights and other trips, especially international.

“Our DNA doesn’t make us just want to travel,” he said. “We need to travel. We don’t do very well staying at home for long periods of time, so we’re probably going to have to tough it out for the next six weeks. … [Once the situation improves,] then we’ll return to travel, and first thing we’ll do is come back to domestic travel.”

Listen to the Gee and Ursula Show weekday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.

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