The beginning of 2022 has heralded some long-awaited changes in the world of travel. Pre-departure and day two Covid tests, for fully vaccinated arrivals into the UK, have been scrapped, bringing back customer confidence in time for the half-term holidays and some last-minute ski trips. ABTA Members have reported a boost in sales of holidays that they haven’t seen since the beginning of 2020.
In this issue, we’ve rounded up the world’s most romantic hotel packages for Valentine’s Day and taken a look at the exciting new openings in the French Alps, as skiers return. We sent a writer all the way to Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, to experience the genesis of ecotourism there and discuss how it can help safeguard the region's future. And we visited Valencia to explore how technology is making the city more accessible and inclusive for travellers.