To tempt holidaymakers to book a 2021 getaway, and shore up a sector that’s been badly hit by the pandemic, travel agents will be offering a raft of deals this week as part of an initiative inspired by the Government’s “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme.
Intrepid’s deal is one of the most generous: 15 per cent off its small group adventure guided trips, such as an eight-day Greece itinerary departing on 15 May 2021 – a tour of the mainland’s ancient wonders including Athens’ Acropolis and the spectacular cliff-top monasteries of Meteora. It’s now £1,033 per person (a saving of £183), which includes hotels, transport and most activities.
G Adventures is also offering 15 per cent off more than 500 of its tours, and travellers can get 10 per cent off Exodus Travel’s top-selling itineraries, including an eight-day guided walking trip to Madeira that usually costs from £979, including flights.
Sunvil’s best deal is two weeks for the price of one on selected self-catering holidays to Greece. For example, a 14-night stay at a self-catering beach apartment on Kefalonia, departing on 22 May 2021 and including flights, is now £807 per person instead of £947. Holidaymakers can get £100 off Sunvil holidays to a raft of other destinations, including Cyprus, Sweden and the Azores.
At the more luxurious end of the spectrum, Beachcomber Tours is offering 40 per cent off accommodation at its all-inclusive resorts in Mauritius. A seven-night stay at the five-star Shandrani Beachcomber Resort will set you back £3,064 for two, including flights and departing on 5 June – a saving of just over £1,000.
Holidaymakers who book a cruise departing in 2021 or 2022 with Avalon Waterways will receive a discount of £100 per person. A raft of other cruise operators are offering on-board credit or free upgrades, including Riviera Travel. Customers who opt for one of its European river cruises will get €200 (£177) on-board credit per person for 14-day sailings and €100 for seven-night itineraries (discount until 31 December).