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Q. Following the last 18 months, how has the wedding industry changed? Our local suppliers, experts in their field, give us the lowdown...
A. Stefania Cerro says: Normally from about April/May time we would be making many bookings for honeymoons for the following year, but this year it has only just started picking up now.
The Greek Islands have been very popular at the moment, when usually it would be more long-haul destinations. Customers are asking for the quieter islands rather than the popular ones, which must mean they are wanting more peaceful secluded holidays.
I've also noticed the pandemic has heightened environmental awareness as we've seen a rise in eco-conscious customers asking how sustainable the hotels are, whereas pre-pandemic very few would ask these questions.
Hopefully, it will be back where it was pre-pandemic soon as weddings are now going ahead and people are getting more confident in booking holidays again. We have started to see countries such as the Maldives, St Lucia, Antigua and Thailand pick up once more which is very good news.
Stefania Cerro,Stefania Cerro - Travel Counsellor
Q. We want to book a romantic yet adventurous honeymoon for summer 2021. Where's best to consider and how do we protect ourselves if there are still travel restrictions in place?
A. Karen Slater says: We have a whole host of suggestions for romantic yet adventurous 2021 honeymoons. Picture staying on one of the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily, or perhaps hiring your own yacht to tour around the islands of Croatia is more your style? You could rent a vintage classic car and explore the lavender fields and vineyards of Provence – the list is endless.
My favourite long-haul destination is our South African safari. It's the perfect way to get up close and personal to wildlife, and where social distancing comes as standard. In regards to protection, we offer a free cancellation policy for all bookings made and taking place between September 2020 and December 2021.
Karen Slater,The Inspire Me Travel Company Ltd
Q. We're going on honeymoon in February. What warm locations do you suggest for both action and relaxation?
A. Karen Slater says: February is one of the best months to visit the Maldives. These magical islands in the Indian Ocean are a honeymooners' paradise. There's watersports in abundance, delicious cuisine and the world's most luxurious spas. You could combine time here with a week in Sri Lanka visiting unforgettable places such as an elephant sanctuary.
Dubai will offer you everything you want combined with first-class service and true luxury. Alternatively, go west to the Caribbean and enjoy such vibrant islands as St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and Antigua, to name but a few. The weather in these places is amazing in February, especially in contrast to ours!