Every week our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at an important holiday topic, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week: Protecting your next holiday investment.
Dare to dream about a once-in-a-lifetime 2021 holiday and there are bargains galore to scoop up.
With hopes that lockdowns will come to an end next year, experts at Trailfinders have found deep discounts for trips to the Maldives and Dubai from spring onwards.
Barbados bargains: Seven nights at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, above, now costs from £1,749 next year
They have also sourced deals with incredible extras, such as 14-night family breaks in Florida, where half the time is spent in a private villa and half at a five-star beach resort, from just £1,529pp including flights (trailfinders.com).
Caribbean islands are certainly the stuff of lockdown dreams, and Dial-a-flight is offering near half-price deals in Barbados, with direct flights and seven nights at the newly renovated beachfront Fairmont Royal Pavilion from £1,749pp (dialaflight.com).
If you fancy real luxury, BA Holidays is offering business-class flights and seven nights by the beach in Mauritius from £2,249pp (ba.com/holidays).
Booking a big trip now does mean a gamble on the world reopening. But it also means it is vital to find a company you can trust to look after your holiday – and your money – if coronavirus issues continue. Step one is to see if a holiday will be ATOL-protected.