DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving will look a little different in 2020. Travelocity's® recent 2020 Holiday Travel Outlook found that just 1-in-4 Americans are planning travel to see friends and family this November, with most planning road trips (80%) and small group gatherings close to home1. But even though extended families won't be gathering around the table as they have in years past, that's not stopping them from making memories together. One-in-five Americans say they're planning virtual holiday celebrations, and among the most popular online Thanksgiving activities is hosting and cooking meals together2.

1-in-5 Americans say they're planning virtual Thanksgiving celebrations, including hosting and cooking meals together.

That's why Travelocity is teaming up with mom, actress and entrepreneur Sarah Michelle Gellar to host a live Zoom cooking demo on November 24, 2020. The family-friendly event is free and open to the first 1,000 participants to register and join via Zoom video conference.

  • DATE/TIME: November 24, 2020 at 3:00pm PST/ 6:00pm EST
  • LOCATION: Zoom Video
  • HOST: Sarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress best known for her roles in TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the popular Scooby-Doo movie franchise. She is also a producer and co-founder of baking brand Foodstirs.
  • WHAT: Tune in with family and friends as Sarah and Travelocity prepare a travel-inspired dish that's sure to have attendees dreaming about their next trip.

"Many families are not traveling home as they normally would right now, but that's not stopping them from starting new traditions, whether that's spending the holiday social distanced at a vacation rental on the beach or cooking a dish that reminds them of sunnier days ahead," says Katie Junod, General Manager at Travelocity.

Travelocity x Sarah Michelle Gellar's Travel-Themed Thanksgiving Menu
Gellar will create two signature travel-themed Thanksgiving dishes during the live Zoom cooking demo, including her Holiday Safecation Stuffing Muffins and Southern Thanksgiving Cornbread Muffins. The cornbread muffins are a nod to the South and the many Thanksgivings her family has spent there, and both recipes are easy to pack and grab on-the-go. "Who wouldn't want a savory muffin made from the big day's stuffing?" says Gellar. "The best part? Making them in tins means there are more crispy edges."

Throughout the live event, Sarah will share her favorite Thanksgiving travel memories and guide attendees step-by-step as she prepares both dishes.

"My Thanksgiving menu for Travelocity is inspired by planning a safe Thanksgiving with my family and making not only our family's holiday classics, but also serving some dishes inspired by some of our past Thanksgiving guests," says Gellar. "Since we can't celebrate this year by traveling, we will bring the holiday travel to us and plan the best holiday 'safecation' with a dish we made to cater to some of our past Southern visitors. My Holiday Safecation Stuffing Muffins and Southern Thanksgiving Cornbread Muffins are perfect for all ages, and everyone can follow along – especially little ones who may be looking for something fun to do."

For those who cannot join the live Zoom event on Tuesday, November 24, Travelocity is sharing Sarah's recipe for Holiday Safecation Stuffing Muffins on its blog and will share a video recording of the demo the day after the event. Travelocity is also sharing a Thanksgiving menu from the world's wisest wanderer, the Roaming Gnome. Families can cook travel-inspired twists on classic Thanksgiving dishes, such as "I Yam Not Home Right Now" and "Baggage Wrapped Green Beans."

For family-friendly travel resources, including properties with enhanced cleaning, hotels with free cancellation and flights with extra flexibility, visit Travelocity.com.

About Travelocity
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1 22% of survey respondents said they will travel for Thanksgiving. 68% plan to drive their own car and 82% will travel just 500 miles or less. Travelocity "2020 Holiday Travel Outlook" online survey among 1,016 U.S. adults fielded September 18-21, 2020.
2 Among those who plan to host virtual holiday events, 46% will host opening and exchanging gifts, 46% will host happy hours, 43% will host meals/food prep, and 40% will watch holiday movies/TV shows virtually. Travelocity "2020 Holiday Travel Outlook" online survey among 1,016 U.S. adults fielded September 18-21, 2020.
3 See terms https://www.travelocity.com/p/info-other/guarantees.htm.

Contact: Melissa Dohmen, TravelocityComms@expedia.com

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