More Consumers Want the Gift of Travel This Holiday Season, Say America’s Travel Leaders

U.S. consumers are expected to spend more during the 2016 holiday season compared to last year, and, with travel on their list, Travel Leaders suggests giving the gift of travel.

Style Magazine Newswire | 12/8/2016, 3:56 p.m.
Gift-giving remains a large part of the holiday season. Deciding what to give a close friend, colleague or family member ...

Airport Lounge Pass. For the business traveler, frequent traveler, or just those who like extra perks when they travel, an airport lounge pass could make any recipient feel extra special. Since most lounges offer complimentary food and beverages, along with free wi-fi, it can quickly pay itself off for the most frequent flyer.

Set Sail on a Cruise. For the person whose ideal vacation is spending time at sea, gift cards can be purchased for many cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line. In addition to helping pay for the trip, they can be redeemed for a variety of onboard purchases, including spa treatments, at the gift shop, dining at a specialty restaurant or, in some cases, for shore excursions.

All-Inclusive Family Resorts. Spending the holidays with family is always special. But that together time can easily be accomplished away from home. Save time for the matriarch or patriarch who often hosts and spends as much time cleaning and prepping as entertaining, by suggesting next year’s holiday family gathering be at an all-inclusive resort. One person doesn’t have to pay for the whole family, but a contribution toward the cost or an added amenity, is still a gift of travel, as is no clean-up.

Destinations to Choose From. For those who want to give an actual travel package, that’s possible too, with the help of a Travel Leaders travel agent. They are skilled specialists who can discuss with the gift-giver what destination might be ideal for the recipient based on the individual’s interests and previous travel experience – whether it’s active and adventure travel; romance; experiential and luxury travel; history and culture, culinary exploration; or simply a relaxing sunny and warm destination. And many provide gift certificates for those last minute shoppers.

“Travel Better” with Travel Leaders. Travel Leaders has thousands of travel agent specialists who provide expert advice on the perfect vacation, whether domestic or international. Travel promotions are always available. To find a qualified travel agent or to find the nearest Travel Leaders location, visit or call 800-335-TRIP (8747). #iTravel Better with @TravelLeaders.

Travel Leaders is transforming travel with a name that boldly embodies our commitment to our vacation and business travel clients via a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. As one of America’s top ten-ranked travel companies, Travel Leaders has assisted millions of travelers through our strong roots – the former Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, TraveLeaders and Tzell Travel Group joined together in 2008 to form one of the industry’s fastest-growing and robust networks of travel agents. Travel Leaders Franchise Group can trace its beginnings to 1984 as the franchise system “Ask Mr. Foster Travel,” which itself was North America’s first travel agency chain established in 1888.