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By Syma Chowdhry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)-Are you sick of the cold weather?  Wish you were heading south for winter?

You are not alone!

“That is the one thing they want more than anything else is warm weather,” said Peggy Thomas.  She is a travel consultant with Liberty Travel in Deptford, which has been busy with customers trying to get away from this brutal winter.

“Last year people would come in now this time of year but they were planning for summer. Now, they are planning to get away, no,” she said.  “Within from two weeks to two months.”

No matter when you leave, it is like summer year round at some exotic locations.

“Primarily it is Mexico, Jamaica, Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. They seem to be the top destinations”

But she says clients need to start planning soon, last-minute deals are booking fast.

“It’s $350 per person, with air and transfers and hotel for four nights. It’s amazing.”

Thomas believes working with a travel agent, rather than booking online, can help you get what you need for the price you want.

“We stand upon trust, value and knowledge.  That’s what we are based on and that’s what we deliver to our clients and that’s what we are about,” she said.  “We want to give them exactly what they need at the price they are looking for.”

Clients like Fabio Martorelli are running from the cold.  He said, “Once you start to see a little snow the ground, you just want to get up and go.”

Martorelli took a trip last month to Jamaica and now he has his eyes set on another trip.

“The week we came home…the following week we booked our next trip,” he explained. And we are leaving very, very shortly for Cancun.”

A group of friends are planning a girl’s vacation and have their eyes set on some tropical concoctions.  “Oh I am very sick of winter,” said Linda Felch.  Her friend Judy York added, “Sitting on the beach, with a nice margarita and enjoy some fun.”

Leaving the rest of us out in the cold.

For more information on deals contact: Liberty Travel Deptford 856-848-1222

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