When it comes to choosing a holiday, you’re spoilt for choice. If you’re struggling to decide or perhaps fancy a change from your usual holiday, why not take inspiration from some of the latest holiday trends for 2018?
1 – Memorable experiences
Increasingly, people are spending more money on experiences rather than buying material items. This applies to holidays too, with a lot of people wanting to experience more on holiday than a standard beach break. People often want to expand their knowledge and embrace new hobbies with cookery courses, wine tasting, and culture tours. Or perhaps celebrate a special occasion such as a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary with a trip of a lifetime.
2 – Emerging destinations
Tourists are increasingly looking to new and upcoming holiday destinations for a more authentic experience, away from other tourists. Plus, new and interesting places look great on social media posts, such as Facebook and Instagram. This can also be an attractive option for disabled and less-mobile holidaymakers to escape overcrowded tourist destinations – just make sure your choice has the facilities you need.
3 – Environmentally friendly travel
Cruises are always a popular holiday choice but have previously been considered bad for the environment. However, a growing number of companies are now adapting to reduce their environmental footprint. And there’s also a shift for more eco-friendly hotels to suit a range of budgets and requirements, so you can enjoy your stay with a clear conscience.
4 – Accessible travel
There are a number of specialist holiday companies who provide wheelchair friendly holidays and accommodation for people with limited mobility. Holidaymakers can experience a wide range of destinations both abroad and in the UK. More adventurous travellers can opt for a safari in Africa or scuba diving in the Mediterranean, whilst for those who want to stay in the UK, there’s off-road wheel chairing, zip wiring and climbing options, to name but a few.
5 – Long weekends and city breaks
There’s a huge choice of city breaks, with many European destinations reached via a short flight. With a city break, you’re more likely to fit many activities into a short stay, experiencing lots of the local culture and tailoring your trip to suit your needs. A long weekend away can also be a relatively affordable option too, rather than a week or fortnight.
6 – Solo travel
A number of travel companies are adapting their offerings with breaks tailored for solo travellers and waiving single supplements to reduce the price. If you’re a disabled traveller or have specific requirements and you’d like some extra reassurance, there are a number of specialist tour operators who can help with your choice and make sure your needs are fully catered for.
Whichever holiday you choose, always remember to travel with comprehensive travel insurance to make sure you’re fully covered.
Call Fish Insurance on 0333 331 3770 to discuss our range of travel insurance policies. We also offer policies including specific benefits designed to suit disabled and less-mobile holidaymakers.