Travel Experts Offer Tips to Vacationers Heading to Cape Cod After Tornado

As crews work to clean up downed trees and power lines from Tuesday’s tornado on Cape Cod, AAA has advice for vacationers. 

If you already booked a reservation for the Cape this weekend, Suzanne Aresco, the Director of Travel for AAA recommends you immediately contact the property you are staying at. 

“Contact the property, the hotel, the vacation rental directly. Call the owner, find out what’s the status of it. Do they have electricity? Is everything operating smoothly? Reconfirm their travel plans for the near future,” Aresco said. 

Aresco said the Cape is unique because it offers more than just traditional hotels. You might have a reservation at a boutique or family-owned cottage, but each of those properties has a different set of terms. 

If you call and they tell you the electric is working properly and there is no damage to their property, then your reservation most likely stands. 

But you might want to brainstorm other family activities, knowing the town might still have downed trees and power lines. 

“Travel is an adventure and we can always expect something different to happen, whether it be weather, it could be a rainy week all week and the properties are still expecting you to honor your vacation and so make plans accordingly,” Aresco said. 

AAA also recommends that prior to booking your next vacation, you read the cancellation terms very carefully so you understand the refund policies.

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