Many people are looking for memories, experiences, and connections more than “stuff.” Travel is the gift that keeps on giving and won’t be forgotten a month after Christmas or tossed aside when the next new shiny thing comes along. We get an ornament on every vacation and often make a photo book about the trip. When we decorate our tree, we talk about the trips, the memories, the funny moments, and the new experiences we had. We pull out our photo books and relive the trips we took together. Giving the gift of travel to your family and loved ones means you are giving them a gift that they will treasure for the rest of their life.
Why Give the Gift of Travel?
In this episode of Travel Talk, Allison has four ideas on how you can give the gift of travel to your family and loved ones; a gift that they will treasure for the rest of their lives. It really is the gift that keeps on giving!
4 Ways to Give the Gift of Travel
- Book a trip for your family now and give it to them at Christmas. You can plan all the details for travel in the new year. You can wrap items for the trip to have them open and then at the end give them the details of the trip. Items like magic bands, new pajamas, excursion certificates, lanyards, backpacks, luggage, passport wallets, neck pillows, themed shirts, new bathing suits, and so much more can be items they can open.
- Deposit a trip that is refundable. Maybe you want to give a trip to the kids and grandkids and you want to surprise them, but you aren’t exactly sure of all the details. Put a deposit on a trip and ask your travel advisor to create a sample itinerary. Take care of the payments, but give the trip to the family. As long as it is refundable or doesn’t have change fees, the travel advisor can work with the family to tweak the trip to their needs. You can work with the travel advisor for payment, but connect your gift recipient with the travel advisor to finalize the details.
- Give two or three sample options. Get a quote from your travel advisor and have them put together two or three options that you would like to give. Wrap them up and have the families open them and let them know they can choose their vacation. This can be a great option when “shopping” for others. Connect your recipient with your travel advisor to complete the planning.
- Give gift cards. You can put together some gift cards for the recipients to plan their vacations. Gift cards like Southwest, Disney, American Airlines, Royal Caribbean, and more are options to get the vacation planning started without choosing all the details. This is a great way to get a vacation plan started or help if the family is already planning a vacation.
Whether you have vacation planning with all the details settled all the way to just getting the vacation planning started, you can be a part of the best gift your family will ever get – the gift of travel.