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Local travel agent advises on travel plans to Hawaii

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If your planning a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii don't worry about canceling your fun just yet. Many of the tourism spots there are still open. 

News 4 Tucson spoke with a local travel agency to find out what travelers should know.

"Lava volcano eruptions can be scary but currently if you have a trip planned in the near future or even in the immediate future there is no reason to change your plans," said Ryan Hansen President and CEO of Bon Voyage.

Even if right now your in the clear to travel, Hansen says it's always important to make sure you have travel insurance.

"Any investment you make you want to protect your investment. In this case it is travel insurance and you do need to read the fine print," said Hansen.

Fine print that could determine if a lava spewing volcano counts for a refund. 

"Act of God type situations like this are found in most travel protection clauses. But make sure to read the fine print," said Hansen.

If you plan on buying travel insurance Hansen says you can check your credit card to see if it's built in.

"Some like an American Express actually has travel protection built in to your purchases," said Hansen.

As of Tuesday 2/3 of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are closed.

"It's really only a  ten square mile radius that is being closed down and being effected at this point. The national parks have closed down some further areas but from a leisure travel standpoint almost all vacation areas are fine," said Hansen.

You can check Hawaii Tourism Authority to monitor any of the island alerts.

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