It’s that time of year again, when we all shift the focus on starting fresh and accomplishing new goals. As they say on social media: new year, new you. The clean slate after the holidays is a time to reflect and resolve for change that can make life better, richer, and more rewarding.
While resolutions vary from person to person, the desire to travel more is usually a universal theme. And it’s easy to see why. Travel can kick-start motivation, inspire change, and help people gain a fresh perspective and big-picture view. As we discussed in our article about How Travel Agents Can Deliver the Best Value for Stressed Travelers, taking a vacation can also provide significant health benefits for a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
2017 stood out as a big year for travel, and researchers predict the trend will continue into 2018, as interest grows for international travel. In fact, nearly half (48 percent) of U.S. travelers are planning to travel over the new year to escape, recharge, and reconnect with themselves, according to the data found in Amex Travel’s 2018 Trend Forecast. Statistically speaking, people are more likely to pack up their bags and seek out new experiences.
And when you travel more, you become more – because that’s the nature of new experiences. Traveling opens us up to becoming more inspired, creative, adventurous, curious, connected (to loved ones, nature, and ourselves), and the list goes on. Traveling is an exciting opportunity to conquer the unknown and try on new lenses to look at the world. We extend ourselves through the novelty of new cultures, cuisines, majestic views, and precious, priceless memories.
At Allianz Global Assistance, our goal is to encourage and inspire travelers who want to become more through travel. For the travelers who want to launch their lives forward in early 2018, travel insurance can help blaze that path forward with peace of mind. The experience of travel is often therapeutic. But travel mishaps like lost or stolen luggage, medical emergencies, flight delays and cancellations, and other covered setbacks can take the wind out of a traveler’s sails. Allianz Global Assistance strives to safeguard the investment so the travels are free to be… whatever you want them to be.
To help travelers understand what travel insurance is all about, we’ve created the Become More campaign. This initiative talks to travelers seeking to grow, learn, and live inspired through travel. With Allianz Travel Insurance, world explorers have an opportunity to become more committed to their resolutions year round.
To learn more about the Become More campaign, sign into AgentMax Online, select resources, and then look for Become More on the left-hand side.