Planning a trip for summer? Here's what you need to know before you book

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Many families were faced with the dilemma of canceling their Spring Break trips due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These same concerns could spill well into the summer and that has many people considering what to do if they have a family vacation scheduled for July or August?

Experts with AAA say some travel providers suspended their itineraries for May and June, but they haven't done so yet for July and August.

"If you have trips booked for July or August, hold off on canceling them. But also hold off on booking anything new until we know what the summer travel really looks like," said Kimberly Schwind with AAA.

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But, now is the time to start planning your summer trip. Just don't book anything.

AAA also suggests planning a trip closer to home so that you can drive to your destination.

Also, make sure to examine cancellation policies before you book anything.

Experts say the best thing to do is to stay informed and heed all official travel advisories.