The New Normal in Travel This Season

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,
could say about Travel:

“Travelers are realizing that the new normal means adapting to an ever-growing set of new policies and procedures, covering everything from coronavirus testing to sanitation protocols,” says Christopher Elliott.

COVID has changed the way we travel forever. But how?

If you’re planning to travel for the holidays, prepare for mask requirements on mass transit and to show a vaccination passport or proof of vaccination. Travel insurance may be mandatory, too.

Talking Points / Suggested Questions to Explore on
The New Normal in Travel:
        • The CDC recently extended its mask requirement on mass transit to January. How much longer do you think that will last?

        • What’s a vaccination passport? Will I need one for my next trip?

        • How about travel insurance? I hear insurance is required for some destinations.

        • Has COVID permanently changed the way we travel?

        • new survey of Allianz Partners U.S. customers reveals two-thirds of its customers plan to take a trip between now and November.
        • Research suggests more bookings are happening further in advance and closer to home, says Zander Buteux, a manager at

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

Just as 9/11 changed travel forever, so has COVID. This is the new normal. Get used to it.


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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