As lockdown fatigue grows, we are seeing slow but steady increase in bookings for later this year and into 2022. There are some real trends emerging which I would like to share for your inspiration.
Private Pools It’s hot right now to book a villa or hotel suite with a private pool. Aside from it being very aesthetically pleasing to look out from your bed and see your own glistening pool... it reduces contact with other guests and gives maximum privacy for those “working from home” this summer.
Big Bucket List trips No more requests for “anywhere hot, what have you got?” It’s about ticking off your list of travel goals. Visiting Lapland, and staying in a glass igloo under the Northern Lights. A short break in Monaco, but adding a helicopter transfer – arriving in style! Christmas in New York, but upgrading to Business Class. We have all been reminded that life is short... and we want to get out and LIVE! My top pick for 2022 would be an escorted tour of Japan including watching Sumo Wrestling, and visiting tea houses in Kyoto.
Booking far ahead Many operators brought forward their release dates to enable us to book travel in 2022 and in some case even 2023 to allow people to forward plan, spread payments and remove anxiety about what will happen this year.
New Hotels This summer sees some amazing properties open across Europe. I am most excited about the brand new IKOS Andalusia, in Southern Spain. The newest addition to the IKOS group which holds the accolade of being the Worlds Best All Inclusive Resort. It’s opulent and luxurious and it’s due to open in April. I am hoping to go and see it later this year... watch this space. If you prefer a more laid back low key boutique hotel, check out the new Olivar Suites opening this Spring. Built inside a 100 year old olive grove on Corfu’s beautiful South East Coast, with the crystal clear waters and beach of Messonghi. They have 120 suites, and 100 of them feature large private pool and gardens.
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