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Kuoni launches 2021 travel forecast

Luxury operator reveals themes and countries that are going to lead way in 2021

The Maldives, Italy and Kenya are among Kuoni’s most popular countries for 2021, according to the luxury tour operator’s 2021 Travel Forecast.

The company revealed that Saving and Upgrading continued to be a trend as people look to make next year’s holiday plans extra special. The average booking has risen by £683 to £9,231, from £8,549 in 2019.

The ways in which people are upgrading include business class flights, helicopter transfers and extra experiences while on holiday.

Derek Jones, CEO Kuoni, said:  “Travel plans have been put on hold this year along with so many other parts of our life but there is a determination out there to make next year’s holiday one to remember.   Our phone lines are busy with new enquiries to places like Greece, Italy, The Maldives, Antigua and Kenya which are trusted favourites as well as adventurous multi-centre itineraries to destinations such as Botswana, Japan, the Seychelles, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

“We’re seeing two types of travellers emerge, those who are prepared to book and travel at short notice and those who are planning much further ahead, aiming to travel in a year’s time or more – they’re enjoying  making plans and are excited about the idea of heading off to see the world again.”

Top destinations for travel in 2021:

  1. The Maldives
  2. Italy
  3. Kenya
  4. Seychelles
  5. Greece
  6. Antigua
  7. Thailand
  8. Botswana
  9. Bali
  10. Sri Lanka
  11. Japan

The full report is available to download here here


Sam Ballard is a director and co-founder of Waterfront Publishing, creator of ABTA Magazine, Cruise Adviser, Solus and more.