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Away Holidays: Top Six Destinations | Away Holidays

Deciding upon a holiday can be tricky. Most people only get one holiday a year, so it’s important to choose the right destination and package. It can be difficult to know what destination will best suit your needs, especially when you’re looking at foreign countries you’ve never been to before.

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For great holidays, in destinations around the world, at the most competitive prices, travellers go to Away Holidays. They have been providing affordable luxury holidays for decades, and over their many years of service, have amassed great deal of knowledge about the most popular destinations amongst their customers.

Away Holidays top six destinations are;

Dubai

A vast city dedicated, in no small amount, to providing the most bombastically luxurious tourism imaginable. Dubai enjoyed incredible growth under the oil boom, now the city is turning its fantastic wealth towards creating a tourist Mecca. Visitors to Dubai can enjoy skyscraper hotels, the tallest fountain in the world and vast, totally manmade, tropical island paradises.

The Maldives

Resting comfortably in the warm Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the quintessential island paradise. Sandy beaches lapped by warm waters, and the island’s relaxed atmosphere, make the Maldives a perfect luxury getaway.

The Mauritius

Also in the Indian Ocean, the Mauritius islands are surrounded by rich coral reefs and fascinating sea life. Visitors to the Mauritius love the chance to swim with some of nature’s most spectacular fish and spot the great whales that swim and fish around the Mauritius’ abundant waters.

Sri Lanka

Just off the south coast of India, Sri Lanka is an ancient land and home to a rich and fascinating culture. Travellers to Sri Lanka can explore ancient tropical forests to find the beautiful remains of forgotten temples and palaces.

Thailand

Thailand is a fantastic blend of old and new. Visitors can experience Thailand’s rich history, including whole ruined cities. They can also see how these time old traditions are still alive today in the country’s active temple culture.

USA

A country straddling a continent, the USA is a land of extremes. The USA is one of the most varied countries in the world, with destinations ranging from the remarkable gambling of Las Vegas, to natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, and even one of the world’s biggest theatre scenes along New York’s Broadway.

 

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The Maldives is an unrivalled tropical paradise. When you decide to travel there with Away Holidays, you’ll know you’re getting a true break in a destination that has been handpicked by experts. You’ll be in seventh heaven when you see clear blue skies that feature glorious sunshine; and you’ll be stunned by the coral reefs and turquoise lagoons. The Maldives is far from being over developed, and has retained its natural breath-taking beauty as the result of strict environmental policies. It’s a place that invites relaxation, so makes an ideal getaway venue for those of you looking to truly unwind and disconnect from the busy pace of modern life.

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If, after a few days of your dream break with Away Holidays, you find you want to indulge in some energetic activity, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll enjoy visiting Male, the capital, where you can enjoy the fascinating Maldives Victory Wreck, which is entirely under water. The National Museum will help you to gain a sense of the history of the Maldives; as will the many mosques that are of cultural and historical significance. After all that exploration, take a break at Sultan’s Park, where you’ll feel instantly soothed by the lush scenery and balmy calm.

The best time of year to visit the Maldives is between November and April. During this period, the sun is almost always shining and you can bask in deliciously warm temperatures. When you compare that with British weather during this time of year, with its freezing temperatures, regular rainfall and even snow; there is no contest, so book with Away Holidays now!

The Maldives is richly peppered with a multi layered culture. Craft making and performances of traditional music and dance will help to give you a sense of how warm and welcoming the Maldivans are to the visitors; and provide you with wonderful mementos and memories. Memories are at the heart of the Away Holidays philosophy, and they don’t disappoint!

When you travel to the Maldives with Away Holidays, you can look forward to a deliciously tempting array of food. There is a huge range of gorgeous fish, meat and much more cooked in a variety of styles, ranging from Thai to Italian; so there really is something for everyone. The great variety of dishes on offer means that if you’re at all interested in food, you’ll have a holiday that your taste buds will never forget!

Luxury Travel Trends in 2013 | Away Holidays

Luxury TravelThe face of luxury travel in 2013 is changing. Companies are using travel data and logistics strategies to improve the travelling experience, and reduce the time and stress caused by long haul trips. The buzzword this year is “effortless” travel.

Effortless Travel

Technology has raised the expectations of travellers. They now demand a level of personalisation to their hotel and package choices. Travel agencies that are ahead of the game are able to take advantage of the improvements in data collection and data sharing to tailor the experiences they offer to their clients.

For example, an airline company recently announced that they are developing what is to be called the ‘Know Me’ program. It might sound a bit like big brother, but they will be using online image tools to identify VIP passengers before they arrive – so that they can be greeted by name at the terminal. Their staff will have access to tablet computers which can give them information about meal preferences, previous flights with the company and onward plans for their trip. It is hoped that this level of bespoke travel experience will add to the satisfaction of luxury travellers.

Maximal Experience

Now that there are so many destinations – and so many restaurants, hotels and bars at those destinations – that are able to offer a luxury experience in 2013, it is becoming more and more difficult for travellers to differentiate. There are more ways to have an unforgettable time, but this leads to a paradox of choices where people on holiday worry about maximising their experiences.

A solution to this new issue is to increase the speed, variety and intensity of the experiences on offer. Rather than a holiday maker having to commit to one specific part of a trip, many exciting mini-experiences can be strung together throughout the vacation. A  Finnish entrepreneur reportedly combines fine dining with a trip down a mine shaft. His pop-up restaurant is found 80 metres below the ground, but diners can order a four-course meal which will set them back close to 130 euros. This gives travellers the thrill of new experience, without missing out on the luxuries they are accustomed to.

This report on the luxury holiday trends of 2013 is brought to you by Away Holidays. Away Holidays arrange luxury trips to destinations such as Dubai, the Maldives and Mauritius. They offer special deals to five luxury hotels, at a variety of destinations, every month.