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Winter Weather Increases Business for Clarksburg Travel Service

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CLARKSBURG -

All of the snow and cold weather lately has been bad for some business, but good for others.

The Clarksburg Travel Service is one benefiting from the bad weather.

Many people have been booking trips looking to go someplace warm.

"We've been sending some to Mexico, Jamaica, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Aruba," said Geoffrey Millstone, owner of the Clarksburg Travel Service.

The list of places the Clarksburg Travel Service is sending people is endless.

Millstone said the phones have been ringing off the hook with customers looking to go anywhere that's warm.

"Cold is great for me because it makes people think 'I've got to get to a warm place soon.' I'm going to tell you the tour companies have been very cooperative on that. There have been specials that have come out and they sell out almost immediately," said Millstone.

Millstone said when the temperatures were dropping into the single digits his business was booming.

"When we were sitting in the two's and six's and eight's basically all we were doing was taking messages and calling them up. I work on a one-to-one basis so I would call them at 8 or 9 o'clock at night and get things done," Millstone explained.

While the most popular destinations seem to be around Mexico, Millstone said people have been booking trips to places that are a little different, too.

"Unusual places people are planning right now are Tahiti; we have two couples aiming that direction, and Costa Rica for the people who really like ecology. There are all kinds of unusual places to go to but the word all inclusive draws people in," Millstone said.

The Clarksburg Travel Service has been around since the 1950's and Millstone said from his experience no two people want the same vacation, so he tries to find the perfect trip for everyone.

The Clarksburg Travel Service has been so busy that they have been staying open hours later at night, and even been open on the weekends.

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