(Community Matters 56) Travel Pro: Plan Wisely Before your Holiday or Battle Zone Trip

You have no doubt heard about concerned folks at home, worried about their loved ones in Israel and Gaza when war broke out in the fall of 2023. That made us wonder what a travel professional would say to someone who might want to travel to the region.

In fact, what advice would a travel agent give any traveler planning holiday or other excursions? We asked Shane Gray of Dream Vacations in Marshall, Michigan.

Episode Resources
Dream Vacations website
U.S. State Department Travel Advisory website
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travelers' Health website


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

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