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Claire Newell

Travel Expert, media personality, corporate spokesperson, author, worldwide wanderluster. Over 24 years of experience on all things travel.

Claire Newell is a travel expert, author and a recognized authority on the travel industry. She is also a best-selling author of Travel Best Bets – An Insider’s Guide to Taking Your Best Trips, Ever.

Claire has appeared multiple times on NBC’s Today Show, Fox & Friends, CNN, and other national programs. For the past 24 years she has appeared 5 times per week on Global TV (BC) and is a regular guest on Global TV (National) The Morning Show and CKNW Radio (BC). She has written articles for Success, Professional Woman, Today’s Parent, Readers Digest and various other print and online publications.

She has served as the co-host on the television series Operation: Vacation (30 episodes). Claire has been a media spokesperson for many companies including Disney’s, Hilton
Hotels Worldwide (Conrad Hotels & Resorts), Bridgestone Tires, CHASE Sapphire Preferred Card and TD Bank. She has been featured in ads and promotions for Visit Las Vegas, Vancouver International Airport, Hong Kong Tourism, BC Ferries, Canadian Tourism College, the Canadian Tourism Commission and Sylvan Learning.

Claire is a regular speaker at travel events in the U.S. and Canada. Claire lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and 2 children.
What You Should Know Before Flying With Your

What You Should Know Before Flying With Your Pet

Before booking any flights, make sure your pet is healthy enough to fly. Underlying or pre-existing conditions make up the majority of incident reports so make sure you get your vet to clear your pet for air travel. Opt for a direct flight whenever possible; the shorter the journey the better.
06/02/2017 02:47 EDT
Tips For The Anxious

Tips For The Anxious Traveller

There are a lot of things that can make you worry when traveling. If you are an anxious person you know that your anxiety doesn't take a vacation just because you do. Here are some tips and tricks for your nervous travelers out there.
05/03/2017 01:09 EDT
What You Need To Know About Overbooked

What You Need To Know About Overbooked Flights

Most airlines expect a certain number of no-shows on each flight and routinely overbook flights to maximize capacity. This practice has been taking place since I started in the industry and for monetary reasons I doubt that it is ever going to change.
04/12/2017 04:53 EDT
The Essential Travel Checklist To Keep You

The Essential Travel Checklist To Keep You Covered

Traveling internationally brings a specific set of challenges to travelers well beyond that of any domestic trip. Documentation, licensing, insurance, healthcare and bill payments at home are all important considerations. I have created a checklist to keep you covered and hopefully help ensure a problem-free international trip.
02/02/2017 07:31 EST
Canadians May See Benefits In Post-Brexit UK

Canadians May See Benefits In Post-Brexit UK Travel

The months following Brexit look bleak for the British. But as the UK closes the door to the EU, it has unintentionally opened another to Canadian travellers. The pound sterling is sitting just above $1.70 CAD and, while this might not seem like a steep drop, it could be enough to persuade more Canadians to visit the UK.
07/20/2016 09:43 EDT
Travelling In An Age Of

Travelling In An Age Of Terror

It's really sad when terrorist attacks and other tragic events halt travel to a country, especially because people depend on the tourism industry to make a living -- from restaurants and hotels to travel companies, shops and more. But big and small risks exist everywhere: overseas and at home.
07/08/2016 10:11 EDT