With many clients missing out on summer holidays this year due to travel restrictions, operators are hoping winter sun will soon be the new summer sun, says Abra Dunsby
Ever-changing FCO advice and quarantine restrictions due to Covid-19 mean many clients have been too nervous to take a European summer holiday this year. However, some in the travel industry remain hopeful that, by this winter, FCO advice will include more destinations and clients will feel more confident to travel, escaping the UK’s chill for warmer climes.
Clients who want to go away later this year or early next year should plan ahead to ensure favourable prices, suggests Kerry Golds, managing director of Cox & Kings and Abercrombie & Kent. “Planning a winter sun holiday early ensures access to some of the best offers, including free nights and upgrades,” she says.
Here we speak to several tour operators to get their recommendations and selling tips for winter sun destinations for this year and early 2021, aimed at clients who are seeking an alternative to their abandoned European summer sun plans. All options were on air corridor lists at the time of writing.