The demand for travel has been on the rise in a post-Covid-restricted world. People who would normally go on a trip every year had been at home for the last three years or so. Understandably, they wanted to make up for lost time and use that unspent vacation money to go on a big trip. Insurance provider, Allianz, had projected that the number of Americans traveling to Europe in the summer was “expected to soar by 55% over last year’s figures – which were already a staggering 600% higher than in 2021”. For Americans, Europe has been the trendiest vacation spot this summer, with many visiting Italy, France and the UK over the peak travel season between June and August. Europeans were overwhelmed with the influx of tourists this year, and tourists were unaware of just how many people would be traveling to Europe with them. According to the European Travel Commission, “In the first quarter of 2023, Europe has recovered to about 95% of 2019 levels of international tourist arrivals.” With numbers like this, it’s clear to see how much the travel demand has increased. Before the pandemic, you could book a last-minute trip to Europe easily, but with this year’s numbers, planning 6-12 months is recommended.
Leisure Travel Advisor, Christine Wolff, had some clients visit Australia for their honeymoon! The two went all throughout Australia, visiting a variety of different destinations within the continent. The couple went last December, and are still raving about how amazing their trip was and what it was like working with Christine.
Leisure travel advisor, Wendy Mills, sent some of her clients on a trip to Canada with Entreé Destinations. They visited iconic destinations including Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper and took some breathtaking photos along the way. Check out what they had to say about visiting Canada and working with Wendy!
Most of us have been on a trip where you had to check out of the hotel at 11 am, but your flight doesn’t leave until later that night. Maybe you want to spend your remaining hours exploring the city instead of waiting at the airport all day. The only issue is that you probably have some luggage with you. Instead of dragging your things around all day, you can check out some luggage storage apps that let travelers leave their luggage in a safe space for an hourly or daily rate. Local businesses partner with these luggage services for another stream of income and to promote their business to travelers and tourists. Similar to services like Airbnb, travelers can review each location and give feedback on their overall experience. Luggage storage apps are relatively new, and you want to choose the service that is best for you depending on where you’re traveling in the world. In this blog post, we’ll be going over the best luggage storage services available for your trip!
Christine Wolff's clients just returned from a family trip to Europe onboard Viking’s Rhine Getaway itinerary. The group sailed from Amsterdam to Basel stopping everywhere from Kinderdijk, Cologne, Koblenz & Rüdesheim, Speyer, Paris, Strasbourg and Breisach in-between. With such a diverse itinerary, the group had an amazing time together exploring four different counties along the Rhine. They loved working with Christine, and couldn’t say enough about how unforgettable she made their trip!
Ever wondered if you could experience a total solar eclipse on a cruise ship? Well, next April you can! Another total solar eclipse is set to occur on April 8th, 2024, with certain areas experiencing a totality lasting up to 4 minutes and 28 seconds. Mazatlan, Mexico, located in the direct path of the eclipse, serves as an excellent viewing spot, and where the following cruise ships will stop to witness the eclipse themselves. Although none of the cruises will actually dock in Mazatlan, you’d actually get a better view from onboard the cruise ship with an unobstructed view. Total solar eclipses, especially ones lasting this long, are a rare occurrence, so if you’re interested, you should definitely plan your trip as soon as possible! Listed below are some cruise lines that are sailing during the total solar eclipse in April of 2024.
If you're looking for a way to connect with like-minded people who share your passions, then themed cruising is just what you need. Whether you're into music, TV & movies, sports, crafting, literature, or any other hobby you can think of, there's probably a themed cruise out there for you. Popular cruise lines like Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Princess, Cunard, Viking, Azamara, and many more offer an amazing selection of themed cruises. In this blog post, we're going to dive into the world of themed cruises and share some of the best ones you can take in 2023 and 2024.
With social media being so important in connecting with family and friends, taking good travel photos is a must nowadays. Photography is so accessible in today’s world, because we all have cameras on our smartphones. But, maybe you don’t know anything about photography, and you want to know some simple tips on how to improve your pictures before you go on that big trip. In this blog post, we will be going over some basic tips and tricks to get great photos that you can share with your friends and family!
Traveling with someone who has a disability, and who may have mobility issues can be difficult. Unfortunately, not everywhere is accessible, excluding many from traveling the world. In this blog post, we will share some of the cities you might have not known were accessible, and entirely possible to travel to even if you or someone you’re traveling with has mobility issues.
Traveling is popular for young adults who are looking to explore new places, experience different cultures, and make memories that will last a lifetime. For many, travel is a way to break free from the routine of daily life and to gain a fresh perspective on the world around them. Whether it's backpacking through Europe, exploring the beaches of Southeast Asia, or taking a train across the United States, young adults are constantly seeking out new adventures and ways to expand their horizons. Listed below are some of the suppliers that Brentwood Travel works with to bring young adults the best travel accommodations. Whether you’re looking for group tours, cruises or rail, there's no shortage of ways for young adults to see the world!
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In the 64 years since Brentwood Travel was founded in 1957, we've grown into the largest, full-service travel agency in the Greater St. Louis area. No matter what your travel needs may be, our consultants will be able to assist you.