StarNews Wilmington

History shows attacks affect travel, local agent says

International travel could take a hit as fears of future violence keep some travelers grounded after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

Angie Fanning, owner of AwayBug Travel agency in Wilmington, said it is too early to see how big an effect the ISIS-coordinated attacks will have on travel, but history shows there will be some consequences.

“It is still a little early, but in the past, there has been an effect from other issues and incidents,” said Fanning, whose business deals primarily with international travel. “It’s the big events, the ones that are more sensationalized by the media. They institute a lot of fear in people and make them think twice.”