The Day – Business is picking up for local travel agents

With people “petrified to travel” last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stonington travel agent Bonnie Clark was scared for the future of Get Your Ears On, her agency that specializes in all things Disney.

Clark said she was able to get $1,000 from the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and $800 from the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce but otherwise struggled to get grants or loans.

She collected unemployment and recalled people telling her, “You’ve got to find another industry.” But Clark, going on her 13th year in business, knew her clients and knew they would want to go back.

“Everything’s picking back up again, thank God,” she said Monday.

Clark said things started picking up just slightly around November, but within the past month or so is when she’s been slammed. “I’m being bombarded daily, which is great. I’m not going to complain.”

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