Deep freeze a boost for area travel agents


BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – The extreme cold is keeping area travel agencies busy. More and more people are putting down their shovels and picking up their luggage.

“Lots of calls, lots of requests, lots of emails,” said Pat Buckholt, who owns Travel Flex in Beavercreek.  “People are cold. They feel like they’ve been house bound.”

Travel Flex has seen a 3 to 5 percent increase in sales this January alone. More people have also booked vacations this past November and December. Months that are typically slow for travel agencies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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