In the May issue of ABTA Magazine, we consider the future of luxury travel and how many of its signifiers – exclusivity, space and attention to detail – put it in good stead in the post-Covid world. In fact, not only are well-heeled travellers seemingly more likely to embrace travel once they’re able to, there also appears to be truth in the suggestion that holidaymakers will splash the cash – treating themselves to a little luxury after their 2020 plans were curtailed. Prior to Covid, luxury travel was outstripping the rest of the industry almost by a third. We ask: will that continue as the world begins to travel again?
Also out now is the ABTA Magazine Guide to the Maldives. White sands, clear skies and turquoise waters – it has long been held up as the very definition of paradise. But, sparsely populated and reliably warm, it is also the perfect destination for a post-Covid world. As we explore in this guide, there are luxury resorts in abundance, but there is much more to the Maldives than high-end hotels: from colourful corals and a wealth of marine wildlife to fascinating culture and traditions.
Finally, the latest in our Welcome Back series is a guide to Spain, produced in association with the Spanish Tourist Office, exploring the delights of the most popular holiday destination among Britons.