While many industries suffered a loss in revenues this past year or so, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought travel and tourism to a near-standstill, with the airline industry, in particular, hit hard by the global pandemic. And while a return to life before Covid might take a while longer, many consumers admit to being anxious to start “revenge” spending on the things they have been denied over the last year—with a vacation at the very top.
Data shows that more than half of American consumers have put away some money this year and there’s a savings dam that’s about to burst. We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to spending some cash on that well-deserved vacation. Whoever said luxury should be frowned upon?
Luxury travel influencer Carmen Edelson is here to keep us inspired. Specializing in luxury and family travel, Edelson’s blog is the ultimate go-to when planning a vacation, and includes personal trip experiences alongside tips and checklists one should follow.
Launched in 2013, over the years Edelson used her online platform to share her experiences, be it exclusive beach hotels, small luxury hotels, weekend spa escapes, cruises, gourmet restaurants, or top-notch hotels (basically, anything that boasts a degree of exclusivity and a dash of luxury).
A Cuban American originally from New Jersey, Edelson admits she didn’t grow up with the means to travel with style and it was only in her early thirties when she got bit by the “travel bug”, after visiting her family in Spain.
Recent posts include The Ultimate International Travel Checklist for First-Time Travelers. “It is an exciting prospect to travel outside of your home state, as the idea of exploring and learning about the world is a fantastic concept,” writes the seasoned traveler. “However, the process of packing and getting ready to fly out can be quite a nuisance.” Her tips include getting your documents in order and how to pack according to location.
Another great post lists Tips To Plan The Perfect Luxury Vacation For Two. “Life’s short, and there isn’t any shortage of exotic places you should visit with your partner,” Edelson reminds her readers. “Also, indulging in luxuries enhances your little break from routine life and makes you appreciate your lifestyle. So, don’t try to arrange a cost-effective getaway that’s not hard on your budget.”
We’re totally on board!