Behold the Return—The Travel Comeback!


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travel with jodell haverfieldBy JoDell Haverfield, Have Travel Memories

As the way we travel continues to evolve, the demand for more authentic, substantial, meaningful and memorable travel experiences continues to be at the forefront of every traveler’s mind.

Travel Advisors not only help travelers plan their best travel experiences, but we also belong to multiple travel organizations who lobby Congress on our behalf. More than 200 travel advisors representing 47 states recently convened in Washington D.C. to personally lobby Capitol Hill, and for good reason! There has never before been this much disruption in the travel industry, and we want to make sure Congress is paying attention! However, on the horizon, there’s also new opportunity that comes along with the challenges of navigating travel in a post-pandemic world.

All economic pressures aside, consumers are spending more on travel than anything else and 67% of them already have plans to travel before the end of the year. In fact, 41% of consumers are planning to spend even more on travel in 2023. Almost 80% of Americans agree that travel is an economic driver of the U.S. economy.

As a result of this surge in demand, 71% of consumers think travel is more complex and their research indicates nearly half, 45% of travelers, agree that using the services of a professional travel advisor puts their mind at ease.

Despite the economic pressures, people are not holding back. Did you know that 80% of people said they felt like a vacation would do more for their mental health? Three in ten are planning a dream vacation within the next six months and nearly half of them will travel internationally in 2023. With pandemic fears subsiding, Americans are eager for revenge travel! Travelers of all ages are looking at bucket list travel, multigenerational travel, researching their roots, heritage travel, the spirit of exploration and adventure travel.

Big Ben in sunny day, LondonWe at Have Travel Memories are wasting no time finding amazing travel experiences. One such trip is our 10-night British Isles cruise through London, Scotland and Ireland sailing in September 2023. We will co-host this cruise adventure and will feature a special guest, Will Summers, who was one of the 12 horsemen. He was one of the original Special Forces soldiers to fight the Taliban in their homeland. Our guests will be able to enjoy talks, dinner and will also receive an autographed copy of Will’s book “12 Strong.” We have negotiated special cruise rates and a pre-cruise hotel in London. Air is not included, but currently, it’s half-price from PNS at $569.

Don’t wait if you want to join us on this amazing cruise. I can’t think of a better way to meet some of my readers than on one of my amazing hosted trips.

Thanks for Travelin’ with JoDell!