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After shutting down due to the crisis, the travel and tourism industry doors are slowly about to reopen. With travelers eager to get away after a challenging few months, vacation rental owners are also keen to get bookings going again – especially that private villas are poised to become the ultimate accommodation choice beyond the pandemic. A rush of interest is expected and to make the most out of this opportunity, it is vital that if you are a holiday property owner that you are preparing your villa rental for the travel industry reopening. Here are some useful pointers to get you ready: Run a maintenance check To make your villa stand out, check out what condition it is in. Tired looking décor can be easily refreshed with a lick of paint, while minor repairs easily fix wear-and-tear issues. Make sure everything works correctly, that the place looks spotless, and that all appliances are …

The quaint yet beautiful town of Niseko is well-loved for many reasons including its powdery-white snow during the winter season. But did you know that there is more to this ski resort town come summertime? As soon as the snow melts, Niseko transforms from a snowy playground into a lush green landscape with breathtaking scenery, delicious produce, a string of festivities and plenty of exciting outdoor activities – all waiting to be discovered. While we can only dream of that summer trip while waiting through this pandemic, we have collated seven reasons for you to fall in love more and consider this charming destination on your future summer holiday. Explore a Different Hokkaido As Japan’s largest island, Hokkaido has thriving biodiversity underlined with geothermal activity evident with its natural hot springs and rugged volcanoes. Summer is the best time to visit the prefecture to relish in its natural beauty. The …

To visit Thailand is to fall in love with this beautiful part of the world. If you’re lucky enough to be planning a future trip, you’ll have had the enviable next step of choosing which island destination to soak up some tropical Southeast Asian sunshine. If you’ve chosen to relax in style on the gorgeous isle of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, then give yourself some praise for having great taste. Koh Samui is a wonderfully special place that captures the imagination and has inspired many travelers from all over the world. Phuket is not only Thailand’s most visited vacation spot, it is also one of the most developed in terms of activities, tourist attractions, and dining; rightly deserving the accolade of being, ‘The Jewel in the Andaman’. However, there’s no question that Koh Samui, the Kingdom’s second largest island, is a fantastic choice and the size, coupled …

Luxury private rental villas are set to be top of discerning travelers’ wish-lists once again as borders open and travel resumes. The shut-down of the travel industry during the pandemic has hit the tourism and hospitality businesses across the world at every level. However, as countries like Thailand and Indonesia start to ease-up restrictions, there is expected to be real interest and a surge in private villa bookings. Private villas are expected to be the ultimate accommodation choice for both domestic and international vacationers as the world recovers. Here are some of the reasons: Complete Privacy One of the key advantages of staying in luxury villas is that wherever they are situated they are all wonderfully private. Vacationers will still want to keep some element of distance from others and being crammed into accommodation with other travelers is even less appealing than ever. Particularly because visitors from all over the …

With a lot of the world being told to stay at home right now, some have chosen to book into retreat stays so that they can be private and remote, protecting their families and themselves. Most cannot wait for some semblance of normality to return and to get out in the world and visit different destinations or simply go on an incredible vacation. After restrictions are lifted there’s going to be a big surge in bookings and it might be worthwhile making at least some type of reservation beforehand. Meanwhile, here are some stay home travel inspirations to brighten up your time and let your imagination take flight: Dream Often vacations are booked in haste and we don’t allow ourselves to really dream about an alternative style of holiday or to consider a different destination. What this lockdown is teaching everybody is that life’s too short not to follow your …