Internova Travel Group reminds consumers why the human connection is so vital
NEW YORK (January 30, 2024) – When you’re planning a vacation, you know that it takes time and energy to wade through the seemingly endless choices. That’s why National Plan for Vacation Day is the perfect opportunity to learn about the advantages of using a travel advisor, a professional who can make sure that you get the most out of your time off in 2024.
National Plan for Vacation Day is marked on the last Tuesday in January — Jan. 30 this year. It’s a good reminder to schedule your time off for the year at the beginning of the year, and to meet with a travel advisor to get started on your plans for 2024. By planning early, you’ll have more options and a better chance of securing the best deals.
Studies have shown that taking a vacation can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health. Time off reduces stress, improves family relationships and makes you more productive when you return home or go back to your job. But according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, more than 4 in 10 workers say they take less time off than their employer allows.
“Travel gives us a chance to relax, explore the places we’ve dreamed about seeing and opens us up to new experiences so that we come home reinvigorated and with a new perspective on the world,” said J.D. O’Hara, CEO, Internova Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel services companies, representing more than 100,000 travel advisors worldwide.
“Our expert travel advisors are knowledgeable about current trends and popular destinations. They have longstanding relationships with supplier partners and access to special amenities. They’ll take the stress out of planning your trip by helping you narrow down the options and handling all of the details.”
Younger and older travelers alike, across all income levels, are shifting to travel advisors to book their trips, according to the 2023 Internova Index: North American Traveler Insights, a new survey of travel trends conducted by Internova and released in December. Consumers say that they value the expertise an advisor provides in helping them with every phase of their trip, from choosing flights, hotels and cruise lines to tours, destinations and activities. They appreciate the support that a travel advisor provides should something unexpected happen. The time that a travel advisor saves them in trip planning is also an important benefit.
Internova Travel Group includes the world’s most experienced and well-traveled leisure, luxury and corporate travel advisors. To find a travel advisor to help you plan your next vacation, please visit internova.com/advisors.
About Internova Travel Group
Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 100,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries.