Top Insider Travel Tips for 2021
For the past months we’ve been traveling online, living vicariously through throwback photos on social media of those lucky enough to be quarantining in the destinations of our dreams…
Adventure cravings are real and stronger than ever. Our travel bucket lists are overflowing with ideas. The expectations of the first post-covid trips are sky high! After all, no one wants their first trip in the new normal to be mediocre…
So a new question arises – once travel is back, how to make sure we don’t miss out on the best experiences?
Just for you, we asked our international team of travel experts to share their insider travel tips. Which tourist attractions are actually worth your time, what are the best secret places, and hotels to experience? We know it all, and now … so do you!
Best of Dubai
With the UAE already open for tourism, Mary Eden, our Digital Marketing Communications Manager based in Dubai, has shared a list of Top-6 social distancing friendly experiences in Dubai, including contactless sports and the unforgettable La Perle by Dragone show. Her newest suggestion is booking a dhow cruise around Dubai Marina with our partner Versatile Tourism LLC.
images: weetas, Versatile Tourism, Mary’s archive
Best of Italy
We continue our list of insider travel tips with recommendations from Jose Gregorio Manzo, our Director of Sales for Spain, Portugal and Italy. Jose prefers to overlook the popular Italian cities and explore Sicily, Calabria and the most beautiful old town in Italy, Morano Calabro. Get inspired by Jose’s adventures and book your trip to Italy with Italycharme!
Best of Thailand
Neen Srichupeam, our Client Relationship Manager and native Thai shares her own bucket list experience for the ‘land of smiles’. When travelling around Thailand, she aims for Chiang Mai and an elephant sanctuary tour with our partner ICS Travel Group. Combined with a stay in Villa Mahabhirom, Neen’s itinerary ensures the best cultural exploration!
Best of Myanmar
Myanmar is one of the favourite destinations of our Contracting Manager, Pete Ruenpol. He recommends a few days exploring Yangon with the comfortable vintage Burma Bus, but then avoiding the big cities for the rest of your trip. Head to the serene Inle Lake instead to get your little piece of heaven with one of the ICS Travel Group tours.
Best of Indonesia
The next travel tip comes from Rachel Avila, our General Manager – Americas. Rachel chooses Bali, as the best destination for families. Stay at The Samaya Seminyak Bali and take your pick from a variety of experiences with our client ICS Travel Group.
Best of Morocco
Our CEO, Ian Paul Woods, likes his trips to be pre-planned, so he chose Amazing Morocco DMC as his go-to travel organiser. Ian shares his ultimate Morocco shopping list with us, believing that certain souvenirs can be a good investment.
Best of India
India is a very FOMO-prone destination, as there’s just too many great places to see. Our solution? As trips are likely to get longer post-covid, book an extended holiday and take advice from Petra Fraatz, our Director for Business Development. Petra recommends exploring Jaipur, Udaipur and other magnificent cities in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan with our client Trail Blazer Tours India.