Even if you haven’t considered the destination yourself, you’ve probably seen photo after photo on your Instagram feed. Portugal has been gaining popularity with tourists at high speed this year, and 2019 is the perfect time to go.
Travel Manager and TWK specialist Mandy Badtke knows the ins and outs of this beautiful Southern European country. She thinks it’s definitely 2019’s number one.
The little coastal country has an eclectic European/African mix of culture, food and architecture. Portugal sits on the Western border of Spain and is perfect for a holiday add on, or as a destination on its own.
Mandy praises the great weather, beaches, food and affordability, and highly recommends the Club Med Da Balaia in the Algarve.
Entertainment, food and facilities are all included in the initial cost, so once you have set off there’s no need to worry about the financial aspect.
“You don’t need to think about where to eat and how to keep the kids entertained. Everything is on hand and organised for you.” says Sinead.
Whether you want to spoil the kids rotten on a Disney cruise through the Bahamas, or treat yourself to luxurious yoga sessions and spa treatments on the Mediterranean Sea. There’s a cruise out there for everyone.
This beautiful South African country is brimming with diverse ecosystems and exquisite desert. TWK specialist Gail Hughes says it’s a hot holiday pick for 2019. A spectacular holiday in Botswana isn’t limited to one season, and this coming year its more convenient than ever.
A mobile safari allows you to encounter Botswana’s wildlife up close. Lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and giraffes are just five of the many animals that live in this African wilderness.
For a family of four or more people, travelling with the expertise of your own private ranger provides an authentic and immersive experience like no other.
Gail loves that the holiday brings an opportunity to escape from the social matrix. “(There’s) no technology available in the wilderness; families can re-connect!”
The country’s tourism industry has a leading style and standard. Accommodation is pricey, but you get the quality that you pay for. This also means your experience won’t be disrupted by overwhelming numbers of tourists.
Gail says a mobile safari is perfect for families with kids aged 8 and up.
“Family friendly beach resorts to gorgeous scenery and cultural experiences, there is something for every family’s travel style.”
She’s right – there really is something for everyone in this ageless country. It also has some of the friendliest people in the world.
Explore ancient Sigiriya, visit the Mlesna Tea Centre. Snack on kottu roti and join the 20,000 people that ascend Adam’s Peak in the middle of the night to see the spectacular morning sunrise from the top.
Sri Lanka has also been listed by Lonely Planet as the number one country to travel to in 2019. We think Emma is on to something.