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From Sunscreen to Spreadsheet: The Art of Planning a Post-pandemic Holiday!

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I am witnessing another unique travel year post-pandemic. Factors like inflation, reduced airline capacities, and a constrained rental car market lead to further price surges.

Due to high demand, popular Mediterranean destinations like Greece, Spain, and Cyprus have become pricier. However, we’re still more inclined to splurge on accommodation and even more expensive seats on short-haul flights, as price differences aren’t as pronounced. Last-minute deals aren’t as appealing as before – cheaper hotel rates may entice, but flight capacities are often limited, requiring extra layovers.

Having just returned from my holiday, I anticipate more enjoyable holidays in the future, particularly after 14 years of travelling during school vacations. For our (hopefully) last high season holiday, we acted anti-cyclically. In the depths of winter, we searched for a brand-new hotel advertised on Instagram that was desperately looking for holiday takers. We selected a destination that European tourists do not typically frequent during the summer but is still within the Gran Canaria flying time. Despite the intense heat, our choice proved rewarding in every aspect, allowing me to fulfil a long-awaited historical desire to take a side trip to Cairo.

Strategic planning has become vital in the new travel era. Explore destinations off the beaten path, consider booking early, and choose emerging, brand-new hotels to maximise value. Your bucket-list adventure awaits!

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Strategic planning for post-pandemic travel: From sunscreen to spreadsheet, optimizing your vacation experience.

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