Comments Mark Wright, Founder and Managing Director of Chameleon Worldwide: "Despite the data recently reported about the service sector, holiday bookings, which are often seen as a barometer for consumer confidence, have been very buoyant in September and October.
“The Government has always pinned its hope on the private sector leading the way out of the recession and we’re hearing that other companies are also seeing these positive signs. Planning overseas trips to exotic locations and consumer confidence are inextricably linked.
“Having stayed at home for the Olympics, our customers are now looking for something really special for 2013. Chameleon Worldwide focuses on developing exciting itineraries that are genuinely unique, unlike some of the larger travel PLCs who are told what to do by accountants who have one eye constantly focussed on a spread-sheet.
“For example, we have recently introduced an amazing trip to Colombia and next year we are offering the chance for people to witness the solar eclipse in Uganda and Ethiopia – these are once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”
Another area that has really taken off (for Walks Worldwide) is Albania. This has now sold out for all 2012 departures and more dates have been added for 2013. This 8-day trip entitled ‘The Accursed Mountains’ – inspired by Robert Carver's book of the same name – costs from just £565 pp.
This includes 7 nights’ accommodation, most meals, a local guide, overland travel and baggage transfers whilst walking. Flights with BA to Tirana cost from approximately £250. Walks Worldwide is a fully-bonded, financially protected tour operator and will book them on request.
Call 0845 301 4737 (www.walksworldwide.com (http://www.walksworldwide.com/