If you need some travel inspiration for the rest of 2016 and into 2017, look no further: our experts share their top tips on where to go and what to see, to ensure your holiday is unique and memorable, from the temples of Thailand to the islands of Australia.
Thailand’s golden temples, luxurious hotels and postcard perfect beaches are irresistible. Combine the colourful city of Bangkok and the palm-fringed white sands of the beaches of Pranburi, known as the ‘Thai Riviera’, on this best-of-both-worlds holiday.
The Middle East is a top tip for 2017, thanks to its glittering cityscapes, cultural beauties, intoxicating desert landscapes and eternal sunshine. Escape the crowds and make a beeline for Oman on this luxury short break, where you can explore souks and mosques, and ride a camel over the dunes of Wahiba Sands.
A perennial favourite, the Maldives is always on the up, thanks to its ever-impressive luxury hotels, stunning beaches and aquamarine waters. We love Niyama for a quintessential luxury beach holiday – experience this idyllic paradise for yourself on an extra-special holiday or honeymoon.
Safaris in South Africa
See the Big Five (lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards and rhinoceros), while immersing yourself in panoramic landscapes and luxury hotels, lodges and camps in the heart of the wilderness in South Africa. On this diverse holiday, combine a thrilling private safari with the exotic beaches of Mozambique, lapping up the sunshine and swimming with dolphins.
Australia has it all, and has us returning again and again: cosmopolitan cities, lip-smacking gourmet food and sun-kissed wine, incredible beaches and islands, spectacular natural wonders and colourful wildlife – with year-round sunshine to top it all off. Go from coast to coast from Perth to Sydney on this exhilarating Aussie holiday, taking in Ayers Rock and luxurious islands along the way.