Following the government announcement last week that double vaccinated travellers returning from amber list countries will no longer need to quarantine, things are looking more positive for the travel industry over the summer with travel companies reporting a surge in bookings and enquiries.
The global travel industry has however changed dramatically from 16 months ago and rules and regulations are now in place to ensure travellers looking to visit destinations outside of the UK, do so safely and comfortably.
Sarah Salord, Company Director at GEC PR, has put together seven tips to help holidaymakers plan ahead and make the journey as easy and smooth as possible.
Blog post by Eliza Barrett-Holman, GEC PR Account Executive
In the midst of the January lockdown, my family and I booked a late May Bank Holiday staycation to Devon to coincide with my younger brother’s 21st birthday celebrations. Not quite the big trip to the USA that we were hoping for, but it certainly gave us something to look forward to whilst at home.
For those travellers looking to book a well-deserved holiday for later this year, the secluded island resorts of the Maldives provide the perfect backdrop for a naturally socially distanced holiday in the Indian Ocean.
Travellers can choose from a range of fantastic offers currently available with UK tour operators including 45% off a 7-night holiday at the luxurious Huvafen Fushi Maldives with Caribtours. Enjoy space and seclusion at the five-star Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa and a 20% saving on a 7-night package with Kuoni or snorkel in one of the best house reefs in the Maldives at Milaidhoo Resort, located in the heart of UNESCO biosphere reserve, when saving up to £2,721 per person on a 7-night stay with Abercrombie & Kent.
Predicting travel trends is never an easy task and with the pandemic news changing on what seems to be a daily basis, it’s especially hard to make sense of the shifts at a time like this. However, it is important to be optimistic about travel and to focus on the opportunities that might crop up in the year ahead, such as the roll out of the Coronavirus vaccine hopefully opening global travel up once more.
Now that we are officially one month into the new year and while we patiently wait for travel to resume once more, GEC PR has pulled together its top five predictions on what will be big in travel for the year ahead.
Those seeking secluded destinations for a 2021 holiday when travel resumes should plan ahead for a trip to the Maldives, the Indian Ocean nation that lends itself perfectly to social distancing thanks to its unique geography and one-island-one-resort offering.
It’s safe to say this year has been one of the most difficult years the tourism industry has ever experienced. As a PR agency specialising in working with travel and lifestyle brands, we’ve certainly had our share of some of low points. However, we’ve thankfully had first-hand involvement of several of the highs.
So, to end the year on a positive note, we wanted to share our learnings on how the team at GEC PR has successfully handled the PR and Marketing for one of our destination clients, the Maldives Tourist Board.
Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched a major campaign with leading global travel marketplace Skyscanner, to promote the Maldives as one of the safest destinations in the world for tourists.
Following the reopening of the Maldives’ borders on 15th July 2020, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched an outdoor campaign on 3rd October in major parts of the UK to promote the destination as a safe haven for travellers in the new travel environment.
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