While the pandemic brought travel restrictions, cancelled trips, and a whole new set of rules, many are looking toward the new year for a better travel experience. As 2021 promises a vaccine and a slow return to ‘normal’, travel confidence has soared during an unseasonable period. With this, Golf Travel Centre reported a 39% increase in bookings in November, up from 2019.
Ahead of the new year - with golf holidays growing in popularity - there has been a surge in interest for several locations. Golf enthusiasts are eyeing destinations from the waterfront courses in Marititutus to the cityscape facing courses in Dubai.
Destinations showing significant growth in popularity include: South Africa, Turkey, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Mauritius.
Patrick McCaghy, Director of Golf Travel Centre, comments: “While 2020 brought us many challenges, it’s encouraging to see an increase in confidence and positivity as the new year approaches, particularly during a time where seasonality causes a drop in bookings. Consumers can now see a light at the end of the tunnel and are keen to book a 2021 holiday so that they can finally enjoy some time away with their families and friends.”