Predicting The Future With a Sense of Optimism
Imagine if we had a crystal ball where you could predict the
future of the world we live in. While many of us might suddenly
want to rush out and buy a lottery ticket, being able to see into
the future certainly would have come in handy for all of us
fighting a global pandemic this year…
With only a short time until the end is near to a disastrous
year, the month of November throws up Lockdown 2. This has
subsequently put a block on what has already seen limited chances
to embark on travel in 2020 - something that has long been a
distant memory in the current climate for many of us.
Thus, is there any sense of optimism or a small positive to
cling on to for the new year ahead, when it comes to planning a
well-deserved holiday abroad.
A recent social media campaign set up by the World Travel &
Tourism Council (WTTC) inspiring people for future holiday plans in
the midst of uncertainty, recorded that 92 percent of surveyed
cruisers said COVID-19 would not put them off booking a holiday for
the future - a sense of optimism perhaps?
A very small bonus of being placed in lockdown once more is
using your spare time effectively, whether that be tending to your
home with improvements, finishing those odd jobs you never got
round to doing or simply spending time with your family, the latest
'stay at home' debacle also poses the opportunity to really
consider what you desire from your next holiday.
Nonetheless, with so much uncertainty ahead, it's difficult to
predict whether planning for future travel is viable or are we
setting ourselves up for potential disappointment?
Travel Expert Ant Clarke Cowell, from travel booking site
HolidayExtras spoke to The Express in a recent interview,
indicating he remained optimistic about travel in the near
"British holidaymakers want to get back to travelling as soon as
it's safe to do so" he said.
"Travel and tourism account for a large part of the global
economy - the Maldives makes the majority of its money from tourism
and even in Europe tourism accounts for approximately a third of
the economy; 20 percent in Iceland, 20 percent in Greece and
15percent in Spain.
"So there are enormous incentives not just for travel companies
and insurers but also governments to work together and find
solutions that get people who want to travel back on planes as soon
as it's safe to do so."
The travel expert remains hopeful for the future, concluding:
"Our market research tells us that people are keen to get back to
holidaying, so we expect people to start getting on planes as soon
as it's safe to do so."
Regency Luxury Villas are of course abiding to government
guidelines here in Algarve, Portugal with the safety of
holidaymakers and property owners being of paramount
Travel is a huge part of society, not only for enjoyment and
relaxation but also to see different cultures, meet new people and
experience once in a lifetime opportunities within the luxurious
villa-rental areas of
Quinta Do Lago,
Vale Do Lobo and
If you are beginning the search for your 2021 holiday, The
Algarve is high on the agenda for many returning tourists who have
experienced the charms and delights of pre-pandemic
Unfortunately, we are still to locate our crystal ball with the
future locked inside, but one thing we can guarantee is a selection
of stunning luxury properties available for hire in Portugal. We
endeavour to match your personal requirements during your stay with
Why not give yourself something to look forward to for the new
year and plan your future holiday with Regency Luxury Villas, we'll
give you the sense of optimism you need in unprecedented times.