Instead of giving a sweater or household trinket to a loved one this holiday season, why not give the unforgettable gift of travel? Not only will it be a welcome change from the typical boxed present, the memories of your gift will last for years to come. Below are a few ideas on how to give the gift of travel:
Transferring travel points or miles is an easy way to give the gift of travel. Since you have already earned the points, the gift is cost efficient for you and you can give any number of points that you wish. The recipient will be delighted and, depending on the amount transferred, the recipient can use the points to book flights, upgrade to a nicer cabin or defray the cost of a larger trip. It is a gift that makes everyone happy!
Don’t worry if you don’t have points. You can purchase a gift card from an airline, amusement park, restaurant or almost any other place you can think of! Does your loved one want to try a special restaurant that is a couple of hours away from home? Get them a gift card to the restaurant. Do they want to plan a trip to Tahiti in the next year? Find out the airline they want to use and get them a gift card to make the flight price tag a little lighter. Do they want to go to Disney World with their kids? Get them a gift card to use at the resort for food and mouse ears. Are they adventurers going to Costa Rica? Get them a gift card to go zip lining near their hotel. The possibilities are endless and don’t have to break the bank.
Plan a Family Trip
While not for everyone, for families that love to travel and spend time together, this will be the best gift of the year. There are many ways to give this gift of travel to your family. You could book a house in a favorite or new destination and invite everyone to come for a long weekend. You could fly the family to a fabulous destination, like Hawaii, for a meaningful anniversary celebration. You could find a fun camping site and ask everyone to meet you there for a week of summer cookouts and canoeing. It does not have to be expensive, or even all on your dime, but a planned family trip will be appreciated and enjoyed by all well past the holiday rush.
For those of us who love to travel near and far, the gift of the travel will be the most valuable of all. As always, don’t forget to compare and purchase travel insurance for your trip to protect you and your loved ones on your journey. Safe travels!