Traveling During This Holiday 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,
can say about Holiday Season Travels:

“Some say it’s still too risky. But others – many others – are tired of waiting,” says Christopher Elliott.

The lingering delta variant is holding them back, but the need to see family and friends – and to uphold tradition – is pulling them toward the airports and highways. Whether to make a trip is a difficult decision, travelers and experts say.

See why vaccinated or not, many are hitting the road for the holiday travel season, COVID-19 or not.

Talking Points / Suggested Questions to
Explore on Holiday Traveling:
        • Booking data for the holiday travel season suggest it could be busier than the last pre-pandemic year.
        • Thanksgiving reservation volume is up by 302% compared with 2020 and 93% higher compared with  2019 volume, according to Guesty, a vacation rental platform.
        • Christmas reservation volume across the U.S. is up 469% compared with 2020, and is currently 157% higher than 2019 volume.
        • Holiday travelers are taking precautions by changing up typical itineraries and modes of transportation to get there.
        • There’s always some aouunt of uncertainnty or risk.
          How travel insurane could protect your next trip.
        • Questions to answer before you travel include:
          Are you vaccinated? 
          Is the place you are visiting safe?
          Do you have insurance?

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

Should you travel during the holidays? Americans struggle with their decision.


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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