ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents) has just released its annual Travel Trends Report for 2012 and has predicted that demand for both Luxury and Specialist holidays with increase next year. Developed in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the travel industry association's report also forecast that favourites such as France, Greece, Italy, Spain and the USA will all be popular in 2012, with holidaymakers continuing to seek out destinations and experiences that 'provide a strong sense of location and authenticity through offerings such as food, excursions and entertainment.'
Interestingly, financial pressures are set to result in rising demand for weddings overseas next year, with one in five couples currently getting married abroad and saving an average of £12,500 in the process.
It also appears that, even in challenging economic circumstances, the British public still prioritise their holidays - Mark Tanzer, ABTA's chief executive officer, predicted that the "resilience" British consumers have shown with regards to holidays will remain in 2012.
OS Private Travel can help you with your Luxury Travel requirements in 2012, for all of these destinations and more - and also for advice and ideas for planning weddings abroad, so please do get in touch for objective, independent advice.