The holidays snuck up on many of us this year. It seems we JUST processed the mess 2020 left us and now it’s already nearly the end of 2021! Not to mention, this year we have a whole new set of obstacles in our way when shopping for the holidays. Everywhere you look you see that there are shipping delays, shortages, and missing shipping containers holding Santas gifts.
Why not remove the worry and stress this year with a gift your entire family can enjoy? The gift of travel! This year it is easier than ever to plan a getaway with the ones you love because we have the most amazing travel advisors to help you every step of the way! But, just in case you need a little more persuasion… here is a list of 5 Reasons to Give the Gift of Travel This Year:
1- CREATE SOME MEMORIES
Just like the Grinch, we have realized Christmas means more than just ripping open a ton of gifts(most they will never play with). “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
As a child, my favorite memories from the holidays were of the time spent, the family around me, and the memories we made. I can’t tell you one thing I opened… What I would have remembered was a family vacation to Universal Orlando Resort to see the Grinch in person! Or, a magical vacation to Disneyland to ride Snow Whites Scary Adventure. Those are the kinds of memories you take with you for a lifetime, not an electronic that may just be outdated by the following Christmas.
2- RECHARGE THOSE BATTERIES
When you have someone that plans your entire vacation for you, it elevates most of the stress that comes with booking a vacation. This allows you to get away and recharge those batteries. Making time to enjoy the moment. Being present and relaxing.
In a recent study from Harvard, travel for pleasure reduces stress that causes heart disease, stroke, and other serious health concerns. It also encourages a better outlook on your life and allows you to focus on your goals. What else could you possibly need to hear? That sounds like a reason to book to me!
3- YOU DON’T NEED TO LEAVE HOME TO SHOP
I don’t know about you… but, I hate shopping in stores these days. It seems they are understaffed, the customer service is lacking, and people are downright rude! Every time I leave the house I immediately regret my decision.
Plus, finding the perfect gift is awful! How do you shop for a 15-year-old boy who has everything? (Seriously, how?) Or, what do you get your parents? They buy what they want when they want it! Studies show the happiness we feel from receiving material things fades much quicker than the joy we receive through experiences. Travel is a powerful way to show you care and the benefits far outweigh anything you can tie together with a bow. So this year, instead of spending hours searching for the perfect gift, consider gifting a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a relaxing weekend away.
Save an unnecessary trip to the store, email your travel advisor today!
4-TRAVELING AS A GROUP IS A GREAT WAY TO SAVE MONEY!
Don’t have kids to shop for? Looking for something for you and your partner/spouse? Looking for a gift to celebrate friendship? Travel is the best way to go! And, you can save so much if you travel in a group.
Traveling with a spouse, partner, friends or family can make things more affordable when you factor in shared hotel/resort costs. If everyone agrees not to exchange gifts, you can put that money towards the trip instead. You can create a fun vacation plan and get your holiday planning done in one swoop!
5-THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
The gift of travel is more than just handing a gift to someone you love. As soon as you open the gift, the real fun begins! The excitement and anticipation begin!
Your travel advisor can give a perfectly designed itinerary, so all your loved ones have to do is think about what to pack. Or, if you really want to get the family involved, your travel advisor can help you create a gift to open that lets your loved one know they will be planning a vacation together, anywhere they want to go!
The trip itself gives you and your loved ones the chance to do all the things mentioned above – spend quality time together, broaden your horizons, and reset. And after the trip is over, you will return with memories that you will cherish forever.
Have we talked you into the gift of travel yet? Great! The first step is contacting your Key to the World Travel advisor. They know what to do to make this holiday season magical for you and the ones you love. If you don’t have a travel advisor yet, that is ok! Click the link below to have someone contact you today!
Are you considering a trip? This is a great time to plan your perfect vacation! Having a travel advisor means someone there to have your back in any occurrence. There is no additional cost to you and you have peace of mind knowing that your vacation is in good hands.