Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, consumer advocate and journalist. His investigative reporting has earned him the reputation as “every consumer’s best friend.” He writes “The Travel Troubleshooter,” syndicated by King Features and published in outlets from the San Francisco Chronicle to The Boston Globe. He also writes “The Navigator,” a column for The Washington Post’s travel section, the “On Travel” column for USA Today and a weekly column for He has appeared on virtually every major TV network, including ABC, the BBC, CNN and NBC. In addition, Elliot has been an independent producer for NPR and a commentator for Public Radio’s “Marketplace,” while also hosting a cable TV show and co-hosting a nationally syndicated radio show. He has written for The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and has been a columnist for Entrepreneur, National Geographic Traveler and Fortune. His work has appeared on a variety of online news outlets including CBS Interactive,, and His books include “Scammed” and “How to Be the World’s Smartest Traveler.”