It’s hard to think of a single aspect of our lives left untouched by the pandemic, from how we socialize to how (and where) we work. Fortunately, a sense of normalcy is returning, but the impact of the past two years will no doubt persist for a while – and for many women, that includes the way they view and manage their finances, travel budget included.
Whether you’ve found yourself on unannounced leave, the sole breadwinner in your relationship, or separated from loved ones by closed borders, it’s likely your spending priorities are a little different now. Monthly expenses, for example, have been reassessed. New financial goals are also set, those that better reflect life in a recovering economy. And for those fortunate enough to have a strong savings account after such a difficult time, 2022 can suddenly appear like a crossroads; a time to turn your career path upside down and turn to something that offers a healthier work-life balance.
How is travel taken into account in our new consumption habits? For some women Traveler Contributor Jessica Poitevien spoke in her last post, their travel savings haven’t gone away, but they are being used more thoughtfully. “In 2021, I realized that my whole mindset had changed when it came to travel,” said Jacqueline Louise, travel writer and influencer. âI didn’t want to just go to as many places as possible anymore. I wanted trips that meant something. For others, it cuts down on the total number of trips, focusing on an annual trip rather than the spontaneous last-minute getaways we were used to before the pandemic. And for some women, the return from the trip highlights other big financial decisions, from opening a shared account with a partner for the first time to finally finding a credit card that helps them get on top of things. the game of points and miles.
Read on for all of this information and more. We hope you will leave feeling empowered to prioritize how you save or spend your own money on tourism. After all, with 2022 shaping up to be a much more positive year for travel, there’s no better time to get your finances in order and start planning the trips you’ve been dreaming of for too long. âLale Arikoglu
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