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Rory Pilkington talks how to holiday now and why we should start looking into that long-awaited getaway.

After a tough year for everyone, I’m delighted that there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. After so many restrictions on our lives, the world is opening up and it’s fantastic to get back to our job of sending our clients on the most incredible travel experiences.

"We all know that holidays are good for us and it is the planning that gives us something to look forward to, particularly in these difficult times."


Hello Holidays

While many of us may still be nervous of travelling, the recent good news around vaccines, the ongoing opening of travel corridors and the introduction of testing with reduced quarantine for other destinations, makes us feel very hopeful for the future of travel.

We all know that holidays are good for us and it is the planning that gives us something to look forward to, particularly in these difficult times. Whether you want to get away from the restrictions of the UK this Christmas, escape for some winter sunshine in the New Year, plan for next summer or start the ball rolling on a trip of a lifetime, holidays are increasingly possible.

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Perfect Planning

There is no doubt that heading off on holiday has become more complicated than it used to be. Starting with where you can go to the ever changing rules and regulations for each country, it is our job to get to grips with the different protocols and to give you the advice and answers you need.

We can guide you through each step whether that’s recommendations for testing and ‘fit to fly’ certificates, covid travel insurance to protect you and your holiday as well as policies that cover for travel against FCO advice. We will work on this for you – you can trust us to keep you up to date and as safe as possible.

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Freeing Flexibility

While uncertainty remains, we realise that paying large deposits or balances months in advance is uncomfortable. Flexibility is now key and we understand that you may need to change your plans. Our strong relationships with hotels and providers across the globe have given us good standing to negotiate. We take each booking on an individual basis to keep the deposit as small as possible, allow for date changes and defer balance payments closer to when you will be travelling.

We want you to be able to book with confidence in the knowledge that your travel arrangements are flexible and have minimal financial exposure.

Rollover Reality

While many of us might still be unsure about where and when we will travel next year, the restrictions of the last nine months have meant that numerous holidays were postponed and rolled into 2021. As a result, some of our smaller properties and villas are surprisingly busy for next year, and availability is only going to get more difficult as confidence in travelling returns.

There is no harm in starting to plan now, especially with increased flexibility of booking, so you have something secured in the pipeline as the pent-up demand will certainly put pressure on what is available at the peak holiday times.

Where to Go?

With the imminent roll-out of vaccines, hopefully many more destinations will open in the weeks and months ahead. However, for sun-seekers that just can’t wait any longer, we can arrange holidays now and into early 2021 to the Maldives and the Caribbean. Equally for those wanting to escape the crowds and yet retain the adventure, quarantine free travel corridors to Chile, Namibia and Rwanda are open and many more air bridges will follow.

Looking further ahead to next summer, secluded villas across the world are in demand by families wanting much-needed time together without compromising safety. Talk to us about our portfolio of private villas.

If you’re finding your thoughts turning to travel, start the conversation with us and we’d be delighted to design the holiday you’ve been waiting for.

Have questions? Our knowledgeable team of experts are on-hand to take your call or if you prefer by Zoom. Talk to us about your holiday dreams or challenge us with your travel conundrums.

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