What is your dream holiday when we are free to travel again?
Life without the restrictions imposed on us due to the Coronavirus pandemic may seem a long way off but we’re making no apologies for inviting you to dream a little!
We’ve been looking at the predictions for how our holiday requirements might change in 2021.
The travel pundits are suggesting that there will be an increased appetite for island destinations, those that have previously been less visited and for more so-called eco travel.
Among the unusual destinations for keen surfers, for example, is Pulau Merah, Java, Indonesia, described as a small, underdeveloped island with empty beaches and apparently good surfing.
If your basic requirements are sun, sea and lazing on the beach, the travel experts predict that our choices will no longer be the traditional Spanish resorts but are likely to be to places like the Greek islands or some of the smaller Caribbean islands like St Kitts, Martinique or Bequia.
Or how about Maldives, Mexico or the Seychelles?
If you’re into exploring history and ancient ruins, Jordan, particularly Petra, and the Dead Sea could appeal. city of Petra was the capital of the Nabataean empire between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106 and is a UNESCO-protected site.
According to research by Booking.com reported in the London Evening Standard 82 per cent of global travellers have identified sustainable travel as being important to them while 58 per cent say they are looking to make more sustainable choices once we can travel again. But it also says there is a pent-up desire to explore more of the world.
Costa Rica is a possible destination for eco-tourists. It has strong “green” credentials and has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council for its muscular conservation efforts. You can explore the forests of the remote Osa Peninsula or visit the Guatuso Indigenous Reserve in the north.
Yes, we know at the moment none of this is possible but for the sake of your mental health there’s no reason why you can’t dream a little.