Our brilliant partner Kuoni shared their travel trends predictions for 2020 and it just so happens that they included a whole bunch of our experts’ favourite destinations. What can we say? Great minds think alike!
Between them our experts have visited all of these amazing places and they’d love to share their recommendations with you. Read on to find out where’s hot in 2020 and which of our experts can help you plan an amazing holiday in each place.
India – Philip has visited this vast country a number of times and really knows his stuff. If you’re looking to plan a trip in the Golden Triangle, he’ll make sure you don’t have to worry about a thing. However, Kuoni are predicting that lots of people will be starting to venture outside of the Golden Triangle and if you’re looking for something a bit different, have a chat with Joanne. She visited Shimla in the foothills of the Himalaya’s this year and can create a wellness holiday that will leave you feeling like a whole new person!
USA – Ask Iain about exploring the amazing landscapes of Arizona or sampling the finest wines from California’s vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. He can also recommend the best spot to get the perfect shot of San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge! If you’re planning a trip to New York, Philip is your man for the hottest dining tips in town, from the best Jewish deli to the tastiest slice and the smartest bars, he knows the right eatery for every occasion.
Japan – Last year Joanne visited Japan and absolutely fell in love with the country’s unique culture and fascinating blend of history, religion, tradition and, of course, celebrated cuisine. She will happily tell you about all of her favourite foodie experiences, which of the country’s many temples and shrines are an absolute must and where to get the best view of Tokyo’s skyline. Make sure to ask her about staying in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, if you’re looking for that something special.
Indian Ocean – We don’t like to brag, but our experts are true Indian Ocean aficionados! You can ask any one of our top-notch team about your trip to the Maldives and they’ll be able to give you the benefit of their first-hand experience. What’s more, just this year Garry visited Mauritius and Iain travelled to Sri Lanka, using their time well to scout out some of Kuoni’s best hotels in these popular destinations. Looking for something unique? Ask Garry about tea-picking in Sri Lanka’s hill country or speak to Danielle about twinning your Mauritius holiday with the adventurous island of La Réunion.
Italy – Ah, Italia! La dolce vita! It’s not hard to love this beautiful country and Joanne positively adores it. She can wax lyrical about wonderful Ischia, a volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples with idyllic scenery and rich history from Roman relics to its Medieval castle. Need to unwind? Ischia is famous for its rich thermal waters and Joanne can tell you about the island’s best spas. Italy is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities, perfect for a few days away. Ask Danielle about her trips to Florence and Venice.
If you’d like to speak to any of our experts about planning your next holiday, you can find all of their details here or you can request an appointment at a time that suits you. Don’t forget, we’ll be open every Sunday in January and we’d love you to join us for ‘Coffee and Cake’ from 10:30am to 3:30pm on the 12th and 26th.