Available for Interviews: Christopher Elliott
Christopher Elliott is an author, advocate, and journalist. He writes six weekly columns about customer service, with a special emphasis on travel and technology. His work reaches more than 10 million readers a week. You
have likely read his work in USA Today or The Washington Post.
What Travel Expert and Consumer Advocate, Christopher Elliot,
can say about Traveling in 2022:
- A recent Amex Trendex survey of travelers found 81% of consumers surveyed value the freedom to travel more now than they did before the pandemic.
- After more than a year of travelers being grounded, people are really looking to knock things off their bucket lists.
“If you think travel can make you happy, you’re going to love 2022,” says Christopher Elliott
Talking Points / Suggested Questions to
Explore on Traveling in 2022:
- How to sidestep the repeat of the mask confrontations, the high vacation rental prices, and the car rental shortages while traveling.
- You don’t have to spend a lot of money or travel far distances to bring travel variety into your life.
- Following CDC recommendations to avoid traveling to certain destinations that have high COVID-19 levels.
- Restrictions will continue to be very dynamic based on both local COVID vaccination and infection rates.
- As more people book trips, rates will increase. For example, fare analysts at the airfare app Hopper forecast that ticket prices to Europe will jump about 12% this fall and will average $750 round trip.
- Just like 2021, expect more staffing shortages, unruly passengers, route cuts, and an unprecedented number of delays and cancellations.
- Travel tips include: to have the best options don’t delay booking, opt for lesser-known destinations, and try staying longer to enhance your vacation experience.
“Travel does not make you happy. It’s the lack of travel that makes you miserable. It’s staying in the same place for weeks, months, or even years. It’s the routine.” —Christopher Elliott.
Read Christopher Elliott’s full article from USA Today here:
Interview: Christopher Elliott
Christopher Elliott, author of two books which are practical guides that help people make smarter purchases: How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler (And Save Time, Money and Hassle) (National Geographic) and Scammed: How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles, and Shady Deals (Wiley). He founded two nonprofit organizations for consumers. Elliott Advocacy is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers people to solve their problems and helps those who can’t. Elliott.org helps readers through direct advocacy, journalism on an ad-free website, and maintaining the largest database of executive contact information on the Internet. He also co-founded Travelers United, a nonprofit organization that works in Washington to help travelers. Elliott also writes six weekly columns that have a combined reach of 10 million readers, including The Washington Post, USA Today, and Forbes, and his articles can be seen in newspapers and magazines across the country.
In addition to being a nationally recognized expert on customer service, Elliott is an inveterate traveler. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and scuba diving. His weekly family travel column for USA Today chronicles his never-ending journey around the world with his three children. Elliott is based in Prescott, Arizona.
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