Now’s the time to look forward to better times in travel
It’s been way over a year since Australia closed its international borders on the 20th March, 2021. That’s a lot of days since our beloved industry was permitted to do the task it does best – sell beautiful, long dreamed of holidays to fabulous locations around the world.
We’ve all done a lot of ‘hard time’ during those 250 days too, and as we hit the home straight to Christmas and the elusive end of the travel industry’s ‘annus maximus horribilis’, it’s time to start looking forward to better times. Or at least to 2022!
A popular 2022 increasing booking trend right now. Don’t miss the boat. Be ready for it.
Whilst we patiently wait for a date for the Pacific Bubble of Happiness to open, we thought we’d let you in on the popular booking trend that is rising like a Phoenix from debris of a year that saw people locked in, locked down and distanced from everyone.
A growing demand for four (4) recurring island travel ‘must haves’…
- A private residence for some quality ‘extended family’ or ‘good friends’ time next year
- They want it overseas but close (think Fiji or Vanuatu),
- they don’t want to share it with anyone (think social distancing) and most importantly…
- they want to be spoiled because we missed out on…well….everything this year (so think luxury).
As the luxury specialists for travel throughout the Pacific, we have seen significantly increased interest in Private Residence holidays next year. So much so, that many are now close to full over the peak holiday seasons.
Here’s a handful of our favourite private island resort residences:
Havannah Boathouse – This award winning luxury villa sleeps a maximum of 8 people (plus day beds and cots) on the beachfront of the stunning Havannah Harbour in Vanuatu. This is a private holiday house where you design your own day, right down to having your own private chef who will tailor your dining experiences to your own dietary requirements and timeframe.
Nanuku Auberge Resort – located beachfront at Pacific Harbour on the main island of Viti Levu, Nanuku Auberge is a boutique property that provides guests ‘holiday house’ style accommodation of between 2 – 6 bedrooms with the convenience of resort facilities, pampering staff and plentiful activities to keep people of all ages engaged.
Vomo Island Private Residence Collection – Offering a collection of luxurious Private Residences of between 3 – 5 bedrooms, Vomo Island’s lavish, architecturally designed Residences each feature an expansive private pool, indulgent indoor and outdoor entertainment and relaxation spaces and concierge butler service from 7am to 11pm, with easy access to the resort’s main facilities and restaurants.
Kokomo Island – located hilltop on the luxurious Kokomo Island, their private 3 – 6 bedroom Residences offer captivating views, dedicated butlers, a nanny (if relevant), contemporary accommodation and abundant space, with your own golf buggy giving you convenient access to the resort’s facilities and restaurants.
CARE FIJI COMMITMENT – reassurance for your clients looking to travel in 2022:
Whilst waiting to re-open its own borders, Fiji has been working tirelessly at its Care Fiji Commitment. In brief, it is a destination-wide program to align all Fiji’s tourism industry to the Fijian Government’s Covid Safe Guidelines. It provides the training, tools and support Fiji’s businesses needs to implement best practice Covid-mitigation measures right across the destination, thereby providing a commitment to all international visitors to keep them safe whilst they holiday in Fiji, as well as providing an understanding of what is required of visitors to keep local Fijian’s safe whilst we visit their shores…