Our Top Holiday Destinations for 2019
- 17 January 2019
As the new year begins and resolutions are made, our attention inevitably turns to holiday destinations and the daunting task of deciding where to travel commences. To help you choose we have compiled some of the most sought after and upcoming holiday destinations for 2019. So broaden your horizons, find a hidden gem and tick another destination off the list in 2019.
2018 - The top destinations this year
- 03 January 2018
A new year brings a host of new travel opportunities.
ABTA's annual Travel Trends report 2018 released last week predicted strong sales for overseas holidays this year. Faced with increased competition for convenient flights and popular destinations, people are booking ever earlier to secure their preferred resort or departure date.
City breaks and beach holidays remain the most popular choices, but twice as many people are planning to cruise this year as did last year, including more families and those aged 18-24. All-inclusive is popular particularly for those with young families, 34% of whom expect to take one in 2018.
A quarter of those polled were planning to visit a country they've never been to before with a third expecting to visit a new resort. New low-cost, long haul routes provide a great incentive for heading somewhere new. Celebrity travelogues such as the Real Marigold Hotel and its follow on series along with quality nature programmes like the BBC's Blue Planet II offer an engaging new perspective on familiar destinations for prime-time consumption.
The future looks bright.
Here are ABTA's 12 destinations to watch in 2018. Which is top of your list?
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Safari for beginners
- 30 November 2016
Our sales advisor Amanda has just returned from an action-packed adventure in Botswana, with African Pride and Belmond Safaris. From leopard tracking to a flight in a helicopter, discover more of Amanda's jaw-dropping experiences and find out what really happens on safari here.