With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing more than a year later, a Niagara-on-the-Lake travel agent is hoping to bring travel destinations to your front door.
Ansley Barreto has launched a travel subscription box called Travelista Box that is geared towards women and is delivered directly to your home. The box includes lifestyle travel-themed items.
“One of the main reasons I started (this) is because I wanted to be able to give people travel inspiration still,” Barreto said. “We obviously can’t travel right now, but if I can make one person happy by giving them a box with travel inspiration and letting them feel that their inner traveller is still alive, that makes me happy.”
The travel box is full of items sold by Canadian vendors and artisans that relate to a specific destination. For example, the upcoming June box is themed ‘We are the North Canada’ and products will be related to Canadian destinations.
However, future themes could feature specific countries in Europe, South America and other parts of the world.
“Every box is going to be a new destination and you get it right to your door,” Barreto said.
The box comes with five to eight premium lifestyle travel theme items from clothing, home décor, accessories, food and beverages, jewelry and much more. Each box has a retail value that exceeds $150.
“Kind of an array of items pertaining to that destination and travel in general,” Barreto said.
The box also includes a professionally curated destination travel tip guide that includes background information, travel itinerary and trivia items.
When the idea came to Barreto she knew people did similar boxes like shipping snacks that can be found around the world. With her travel box it provides a variety of items and a destination guide, but it also provides people inside information about a destination that as a travel agent, Barreto would usually charge her clients for.
The subscription travel box is available for March, June, September and December. People can choose an annual plan that includes a quarterly delivery throughout the year, or a seasonal route for a specific month. Shipping is currently only available within Canada.
The first box Barreto created shipped out on March 4 with about 60 subscribers.
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