Longtime Malheur County travel agency reels from the impact of Covid

Mike Iseri, co-owner of Iseri Travel Agency in Ontario, says the the pandemic has hurt his business. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO - The phone used to ring all the time at Iseri Travel Agency.

“For one person by themselves it was a challenge because you couldn’t keep up with the calls. It would take a second person in order to get through the day,” said Mike Iseri, co-owner of Iseri Travel Agency.

The phone doesn’t ring very much now.

Six months into the Covid epidemic stories of its impact on businesses and government agencies are legion. Arguably, though, the travel industry suffered the most and the impact is more acute.

 “Basically, the last six months our net sales is below zero. Honestly, we’ve given back more in . . .