With the advent of online travel sites, it seemed like travel agents are going the way of the Dodo bird or black and white television. But after an admittedly bad period, local travel agents are reporting a resurgence of businesses as travelers make their way back.

The atmosphere has changed and agents are getting more inquiries in the past six months, according to Lokesh Sharma, the president-elect of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Travel Agents.

?People need confidence when they travel,? said Sharma. ?They don?t want confusion. They want to know they have someone to go to that is looking out for them and can help when problems come up.?

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