Now is a time to stay at home.
What a wonderful world! And what in the world do we do now? Heed the messages to self-quarantine so we do not spread this virus to others who are more vulnerable than ourselves.
You are not alone; the entire world is going through this. My thoughts…..One day we’ll be listening to songs on the radio about where we were during coronavirus. The COVID-19 virus is this generation’s 9/11. Both events have had global impact and changed the way we go about everyday life.
When you’re planning a trip and dreaming about all of the wonderful memories you’re going to make with your cherished loved ones, the last thing on your mind is a pandemic. No one wants to think about emergency situations before, during, or after travel, but they’re a reality that every traveler should prepare for.
Try Googling “why don’t Americans use all of their PTO?” From a travel advisor’s perspective and probably from yours as well, the results are less than appealing.
A recent study from the US Travel Association, Oxford Economics, and Ipsos found that the majority of Americans are not using all of their allotted vacation days. This wasn’t counting the vacation days that are not paid; this was paid time off, and 55% of Americans are leaving this time on the table. The researchers found that this breaks down to 768 million days of PTO that went unused in 2018, 236 million of which were completely lost (no rollover or cash out options).
The other day, I came across an article from Condé Nast Traveller on the top travel trends for 2019. This article has ten travel trends for 2019 and beyond, but I wanted to highlight a few that were particularly intriguing:
More and more homeware companies are opening up hotels as a new way to expand where they offer products. Picture brands like Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie, or Pottery Barn opening up a hotel and filling it with their own items
Author: Debra Harris
As founder of Life’s Journey Travel, I’m deeply passionate about creating custom travel experiences that allow my clients to truly savor the journey.