Would-Be Vacationers Approach Summer Travel Cautiously

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.

If you’re afraid to travel this summer,
you’re in good company.

Read the following article from The Washington Post, on some of the issues travelers face when going on summer vacations:

Would-Be Vacationers Approach
Summer Travel Cautiously

In the above article, travel writer Christopher Elliott describes some obstacles to summer travel, like how:

    • some people are afraid to vacation this summer.
    • COVID-19 continues to spike fear and anxiety and how to cope.
    • visitors may fear being seen as an aliens or outsiders.
    • consumer confidence may not rebound until next year.
    • the fear of the unknown affects our psyche.
    • we can reassure the public that travel can be safe.
    • health guidelines can protect tourists and avoid contracting the virus
    • local excursions and getaways could be an ideal option
    • road trips and national parks special summer favorites this year

With vacation season looming, would-be travelers are trying to gauge their comfort levels with pandemic-era travel. 


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.

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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