The arrival of the pandemic brought many changes that affected people and industries worldwide. The travel industry, in particular, has seen some dramatic changes over the past two years. As a result, the culture around it has, too. From a logistic perspective, there are new requirements that international travelers need to consider, such as proof of vaccination and mandatory sanitizing stations. But there are also new products voyagers have picked up to help them personally cope with this foreign frontier of travel. Here is our round-up of the best luxury travel accessories that every traveler must have.
7 Must-Have Luxury Travel Accessories To Pack
From the practical to the purely congenial, there’s a whole world of luxury travel accessories just waiting to be appreciated by those with a taste for the finer things. If you’re looking for ways to enhance your vacation or jazz up a business trip, these seven items are a great place to start.
You never really know who you will be sitting close to or what kind of noise you will have to tolerate throughout your flight—and, indeed, the rest of your trip. Noise-canceling headphones are one of the top tech necessities for any traveler. With these headphones, you can shut out any snoring, chatting, or other sound-related disturbances and relax comfortably.
Pop on your favorite tunes, a podcast, or even some white noise to get some peace no matter where you are in the world. They’ll work just as well at home, too!
Blackout Eye Mask
Like loud noises, bright lights can be very distracting and make it challenging to get your beauty sleep in a while on a trip or even in your hotel. Fortunately, one straightforward solution to this problem is a good-quality blackout eye mask.
You can get eye masks in various fabrics, but silk masks double-lined with breathable yet completely dark material are your best option. These masks will shield your eyes from any visual disturbances and won’t irritate your skin.
If you want to combine your eye mask with noise-canceling headphones, you’ll find masks with built-in headphones that offer the best of both worlds.
Elegant Travel Wallet
A leather or durable, great-looking fabric travel wallet is a must-have for every traveler. You can find designer wallets that double up as an elegant clutch or even those with a thin strap that allows you to carry them across your body.
A travel wallet ensures you can keep all your documents organized and within easy reach. You can safely store your passport, boarding passes, and other ID documentation, as well as your cards and some cash. If your wallet is large enough, you may also be able to use it to store your phone, tablet, or headphones in style. And don’t forget a travel-size hand cream to keep your hands moisturized after sanitizing.
Travel Fabric Steamer
Tired of your clothes looking wrinkled and creased after a long flight? While linen is lovely to wear when it’s hot, and silk is timeless, it creases badly. You need a travel fabric steamer. These small steamers function just the same as regular steam iron, except they are much smaller and specifically designed for compact luxury travel.
This is the kind of travel accessory that you’ll benefit from no matter where you go, from a balmy beach in the Bahamas to the glamorous cities of Paris and Milan.
UV Phone Sanitiser
It’s safe to say that no one is thinking about germs as they used to pre-pandemic. The sooner people accept that germs are everywhere, the easier it will be to limit your interaction with them. One effective way to do that is to invest in a UV (ultraviolet) phone sanitizer.
Phones collect a massive amount of bacteria and germs from our hands and everything they touch, which makes their sanitization extremely important, especially while traveling. These tech gadgets can kill up to 99% of all germs on your smartphone’s surfaces within just a few minutes.
A Collapsible Water Bottle
When it comes to long-distance travel, collapsible anything is a winner. Water bottles are essential travel accessories, but a collapsible one will take this product to the next level of practicality and luxury.
Made out of flexible, foldable silicon, the collapsible water bottles on today’s market allow you to fit them into even the smallest of bags, creating more space for other items and allowing you to move around easily.
If you’re traveling to a place where the water may be of questionable drinking quality or don’t want to take any chances, you can add a box of water-purifying tablets to your travel bag. Simply pop one of these in your bottle, and it will treat the water.
Preventing your ankles or feet from swelling during flight doesn’t have to mean wearing those awful complementary airline socks. Pop a pair of stylish compression socks in your carry-on luggage and join the likes of Karlie Kloss and Brie Larson, who bring their own on board.
Your feet will feel great even after a transatlantic flight, and you’ll be ready to explore your destination without suffering from that dreaded leg fatigue.
Travel In The Future
Just like everything else in life, trends in travel and accessories are constantly evolving. What was essential five years ago doesn’t hold a candle to the luxury travel accessories we have access to now, which is all the more reason to invest in these journey-enhancing products.
As Covid-19 restrictions continue to lessen worldwide, travel industry experts claim this industry will only grow over time. Best to be prepared!
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