Rand-friendly destinations, such as Mauritius and Thailand, cruising and all inclusive packages and tours are expected to be travel bestsellers at the Flight Centre Travel Group’s annual Travel Expo. The Expo will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 9-10 February 2019.
“The most popular destinations at the 2018 Travel Expo, based on booking volume, were Mauritius, followed by Thailand, the UK, Australia and South Africa,” reports Andrew Stark, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) Managing Director, Middle East and Africa. “Given the current rand-dollar situation, travellers can really save by booking their holidays to 2019’s trending and most popular destinations as early as possible.”
According to Stark, global travel trends for 2019 feature off-the-beaten-track destinations, sustainable travel, cold-climate travel and even (according to Lonely Planet) ancestry exploration for travellers keen to discover their cultural roots.
“We are also seeing ansri . “Wellness" destinations such as India are growing in popularity as well as holidays that offer the best of all worlds - beach, culture and adventure - such as ever-popular Bali.”
The Travel Expo, now in its ninth year, will offer not-to-be-repeated deals from airlines, hotels, tour companies and tourism boards. “It’s simply the perfect place to book all your trips for the rest of the year with more than 200 of Southern Africa’s best travel suppliers and booking experts all under one roof,” says Stark.