Some travelers considering changing summer vacation plans due to recent incidents
A local travel advisor said some of her clients are changing their vacation plans due to recent travel issues.
Amber Dixon, a travel advisor with H&K Luxury Travel, said summer months are always busy.
"Mexico is always popular for my clients," Dixon said.
But this summer comes with different challenges, including the recent travel ban President Trump placed on Cuba.
She said some of her clients were planning on taking a cruise which stopped in Cuba.
"They are informing the travel agents, informing their cruise clients that instead of stopping in Cuba this is the itinerary this ship is going to take," Dixon said. "They are also giving options for clients who would choose not to travel now that the Cuba itinerary is not an option."
She said cruise lines are offering different discounts to accommodate the travel change.
For some people, they're rethinking vacation plans to the Dominican Republic.
It comes after several mysterious deaths of American tourists, as well as the recent shooting of former MLB player David "Big Papi" Ortiz.
"I haven't had anyone cancel their Dominican Republic plans for the summer," Dixon said. "Definitely an uptick in clients who would prefer not to travel to the Dominican Republic because of recent news events."
She says with all international vacations, she tells her clients to take precautions.
"You don't want to be alone in dark places, you want to always be aware of your surroundings and just travel in pairs, don't be alone in places you're unfamiliar with," Dixon said.
She said another tip is making sure you know what you're paying for.
"When you can find an all-inclusive hotel resort – with flights for less than two thousand dollars somewhere on the internet –you're probably not going to be traveling to a very reputable resort," Dixon said.