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Travel agency prepares for holiday rush

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The holiday season is quickly approaching. The lines at the airport will be longer and traffic along the roadways will pick up.

"They are going to go see family members for the holidays," said Lyn McCrory, owner of Pro Travel, Inc. "They are going to go experience some ski trips; some are going to go on cruises."

An estimated 41 million Americans took a trip last Thanksgiving, even with high air fares and high gas prices. McCrory is optimistic this year that traveling will not decrease.

"We haven't seen any decline," said McCrory. "People still want to get away and go see family members that they haven't seen in a while."

Several airlines are offering holiday packages right now, but there a fewer seats. McCrory said the deals are going fast.

"The sooner that you decide that you want to go visit family members, or go somewhere for a holiday over the holiday seasons go ahead give us a call and we'll book it," McCrory said.

McCrory also said you can find good travel deals depending on the days you travel. Many people try to book the peak times to travel.

"Before or after a holiday period, that's the best because choose the lowest travel time. If you can be a little bit flexible with your dates its the best to get the best deal that you can."

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