To declare that 2020 has been a challenging year is an understatement! The international travel hopes and dreams we all had at the start of the year were blown away by the global pandemic.
We acknowledge that being “stuck” in New Zealand is not a hardship, because we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country. Many of you have taken this opportunity to travel around parts of New Zealand that you may not have otherwise visited, and we thank you for supporting us with your local bookings.
My personal motto in 2020 has been to “FOCUS ON THINGS I CAN CONTROL”! This has helped me navigate a year that has drastically impacted the travel business that my husband Jason and I have spent five years nurturing and growing, to suddenly reverse these efforts. Keeping my motto front of mind has helped me re-focus on a few of life’s essentials: my health, my family, and my friendships!
WHERE TO IN 2021?
So, like you, we are looking forward to 2021 with awareness that it will take time to heal the world and allow us the opportunity to venture beyond our shores again to fulfill our passion for travel.
We should enter 2021 with more confidence to start planning an adventure (or two), initially closer to home with the indication of a South Pacific bubble followed by the opportunity to travel freely to and from Australia. We hope that a few individual destinations, such as: Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, or possibly Taiwan, that have managed Covid well, can also open to New Zealanders for a well-deserved holiday adventure.
We can help you plan a 2021 escape to a Pacific island. Many resorts are offering flexible bookings, so contact our travel experts with your chosen dates and we will hold the accommodation while waiting on border updates (we can add flights later). Once official bubbles are announced we expect key dates (especially school holidays) to sell fast.
We have an exciting selection of Australia adventures available for 2021. Discover Tasmania, Western Australia, the Red Centre, or The Kimberleys, to name a few. We are holding group space on a number of unique travel tours or can create your own independent experience. Again, our suppliers are being very supportive to us and our customers, with flexible booking policies that we can explain upon enquiry.
WHERE IN 2022?
An important reminder if you are dreaming of travel further afield in 2022 that due to GLOBAL pent-up demand: tours, cruises and popular tourist experiences are FILLING FAST already!
Please PLAN AHEAD and take advantage of the flexible booking policies and your credits to hold your cabin, or space on your chosen tour, so that you don’t miss out.
In the meantime we can continue to book your New Zealand holidays and support local tourism operators.
Our travel professionals enjoy helping you plan your dream holidays so allow them apply their expert knowledge to save you time and ensure you book the most suitable travel options.