Oliver’s Travels Predicts 2021 Travel Trends

With the new year in full swing, Oliver’s Travels looks at the year ahead and the trends shaping Britons’ 2021 holiday decisions. Recent booking data from the villa holiday specialist demonstrates staycations will continue to be the preferred holiday of choice in 2021, along with destinations reachable by car. Data also reveals consumers are willing to spend more money on their 2021 holidays, suggesting far-flung bucket-list holidays may soon be in demand as air corridors gradually reopen and restrictions start to ease.

With an enviable portfolio of cosy cottages, extraordinary castles, and chic beach villas, below are just a few ideas of the trips in high demand for 2021 and where to stay.

Road Trips & Staycations

For families looking to holiday on home soil, the best way to explore the country is by car allowing the flexibility and freedom to veer away from well-trodden tourist trails. Road trips and staycations are set to stay at the top of travellers picks this year, with Oliver’s Travels already seeing a surge in bookings for the year. Oliver Bell, Co-Founder at Oliver’s Travels’ commented: “Our data shows that Britons’ booking habits for 2021 are still very much driven by the ongoing pandemic and that for many this means staying in the UK or venturing to nearby European countries such as France that are accessible by car.”

With staycations making up a staggering 64% of 2021 bookings, they show no signs of slowing down as Co-Founder Ravi Sabharwal commented: “Having previously accounted for 16% of overall business last year, UK staycations are now contributing to over a third of our overall business (34%). Briton’s are keener than ever for easy to reach holiday destinations. Alongside the UK, our staycation bookings for France are currently soaring in interest, taking up (30%) of our overall enquiries. It’s clear there is a hunger, demand and popularity for staycations.”

2021 Staycation Inspiration

Snow Goose, Sussex
New to the Oliver’s Travels portfolio, Snow Goose holds a fantastic waterfront position, just a short distance outside the popular village of Bosham. The home makes an idyllic retreat, perfect for those who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle and spend time enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

Ideal for families, the ground floor shines as the main entertaining space, the adults will enjoy snuggling up next to the fire in the living room while the children will enjoy fun movie nights in the cinema room. Outside, the terrace makes the perfect spot to enjoy a yummy barbecue al fresco while enjoying the river views. The children will enjoy spotting the wide variety of birds and playing fun games on the lawn.

2021 rates from £1,998 for a seven-night stay sleeping nine guests in five bedrooms. To book visit www.oliverstravels.com.