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Terror reality stopping many dream vacations

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The recent attacks in Paris are definitely in mind for many travelers.

For 20-years, the Cadence Travel Agency in La Jolla has booked countless Parisian excursions. Now more questions of safety are arising.

According to travel agent and Cadence Travel Agency CEO Wendy Burk, there has been a shift in international trip itineraries in the wake of the Paris tragedy.

"France and Italy are probably our top two destinations within Europe. Some people have take in their trips and push them back a bit, or postponed it, but certainly not have canceled," said Burk.

Paris has often been a prime vacation, but with the devastating terrorist attacks less than a week ago, some travelers are giving their France trips a second thought.

Some travelers are changing plans and re-routing stops in Paris anticipating possible delays from added security.

“I would say in terms of connecting to somewhere else or perhaps doing it on their post trip as opposed to stopping there that weekend when it occurred," said Burk.

At the San Diego Airport, many travelers had the recent Paris attacks on their mind.

“I saw everything the news I just felt horrible I know what it felt like when we had 911, and what everyone thought it made me reminisce back to that," said Berlyn Girard, traveling from South Carolina.

Jim Pettit, traveling form Memphis said, "it's the don't know part, that's what you're concerned about, and I think that maybe their whole goal in all of this."

The Pettit family from Memphis says they focused on family instead of fear while on their flight.

"It's scarier I think flying internationally. I didn't feel threatened at all today, but we were coming to see our son and grandchildren so that sort of helped calm any fears that I might have had," said Nancy Pettit.

London couple the Griffiths aren't allowing the attacks to derail their vacation.

"We're heading out on another trip again in January, so we still have a little bit more flying so I'll probably see some more differences in security measures then," said Jason Griffiths, from London.

The pair said they felt safe flying to San Diego and will not be overly concerned when they return to Europe.

"You can't let things like that stop you and cut in on your normal life. You're just obviously a little bit wary what's going on. We're just aware of what's going on, and that's it. But it's not going to change what we're doing,” said Gail Griffiths.

Still, travel agents hope many will move passed the slump of fearing France travel.

“So I do believe that we will continue to see the popularity remain as well as going to the vineyards south of France and certainly all aspects of travel continuing to be as great as it once was,” said Wendy Burk.

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