Family gatherings. Recipe sharing. Gift exchanges. Ugly sweater parties.
Oh, yes. It’s that time of the year again. The time that some even call…the most wonderful time of the year.
If any or all of those Holiday traditions listed above don’t exactly have you jumping for joy or feeling anything close to wonderful, we get it. We’re pretty sure everyone does. Especially when it comes to the travel part of the whole Holiday package.
Don’t worry. We’re here to lend a sympathetic ear and a helping hand. That’s what we do here at Zillion. It also ties back to the underlying passion that drives all of us here at Zillion, no matter what season or day of the year—jewelry insurance.
Sound a bit…far-fetched? Well, it’s really…not. Let us explain…
2022 Travel Trends for the Holidays
Each year, there’s certain trends, patterns, behaviors, and desires that stand out when it comes to travel and travelers around the Holidays. Thanks to the always-unfolding and ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic the past several years, Holiday travel on the whole has tended to be a good bit less robust or overwhelming than usual.
The tide has turned a good bit for the 2022 Holiday season, however. According to survey data from Vacasa and Allison + Partners Research, 53 percent of Americans said they planned to travel during the Holiday season—with another 20 percent saying they hadn’t decided yet.
Data shows that solo travelers and families alike are traveling more in 2022 than they did in 2021, with a particular uptick when it comes to family travel trends. Up to 70 percent of parents questioned in one survey said they planned to take their first international trip with their children since prior to the pandemic.
This trend stands to continue into the New Year, too. Some data suggests that up to 40 percent of all Americans plan to travel more frequently and willingly in 2023 than they did in 2022. American Express dove deeper into this fascinating data in its American Express Travel 2022 Global Travel Trends Report.
One more personally important data point to consider: Travel + Leisure annually suggests booking Holiday airfare as early as possible—since flight rates inevitably surge the closer you get to Christmas and New Year’s Day. December 22 and December 28 typically rank as the most hectic Holiday travel days.
Jewelry Travel Tips: For the Holidays…and Beyond
You might or might not be the kind of person who tends to bring your jewelry along with you when traveling. If you do opt to travel with your valuable diamond engagement ring or other valued jewelry piece or pieces, there’s always some smart “trip tips” you can apply before you hit the road (or fly the friendly skies).
These steps include low-effort/low-cost jewelry protection options like buying a jewelry organizer (or morphing a pill case into one); organizing your earrings with buttons; storing your rings and/or earrings in plastic sandwich bags; and more. They also include “smart jewelry travel decisions like packing jewelry in your carry-on bag (especially if you change flights during your travels); traveling with a designated jewelry bag at all times; never wearing your rings anywhere near the beach or ocean; and more.
There’s a lot that can go awry or amiss when you travel. Even the most road-hardened of us aren’t exactly at our best when things like early-hour departure times, jet lag, road fatigue, or traffic jams rear their ugly heads. Why take on added risks when it comes to your treasured jewelry?
An Extra Layer of Protection: Jewelry Insurance from Zillion
There’s something else you can do before you embark upon your Holiday travel adventure, too. Something that will really help protect your jewelry out there, wherever you may find yourself: Jewelry insurance from Zillion.
When you decide to purchase an easy-to-afford-and-easier-to-buy Zillion jewelry insurance policy with just one click, you’ll immediately have more to celebrate. Don’t forget, a brand new jewelry piece (paired with an affordable policy with Zillion) makes for a wonderful Christmas present. You can get your fast, free jewelry insurance quote on our site right now—or anytime you choose.
Zillion is here to help you wear it with confidence—whenever and wherever you choose. So travel safely and peacefully, everyone. And Happy Holidays!