How to Avoid an Argument Over COVID Rules While Traveling This Summer

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 Forbes.

What Travel Expert and Consumer Advocate, Christopher Elliot,
could say about traveling this summer:

If you think COVID-19 disagreements during the pandemic were remarkable, wait until the virus heads for the exit. –Chris Elliott

When it comes to pandemic behavior, even travel employees are confused. That’s because the rules are confusing. Fortunately, the solution to this summer’s COVID-19 disagreements isn’t.

Talking Points / Suggested Questions to Explore on Summer Travel:
        • How will summer vacations be different this year?
        • What will be some common conflicts travelers may encounter?
        • What is proper pandemic behavior/etiquette to be most polite to others?
        • How can we lessen tensions when a conflict arises?
        • When should we forego the mask or mask up?
        • Why are the rules so confusing and where can we find the most up-to-date protocols?

Read Christopher Elliott’s full article from USA Today here:

Don’t let an argument over Covid-19 rules ruin your summer vacation: Here’s how to avoid one


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. 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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