At Design Holidays we are constantly asked what our best luxury holiday resort offers are, so we thought we would try and give you an insight from a recent interview with our co founder Johnny Barr of Design Holidays.
Forte Village Sardinia – great for a luxury family beach holiday
Q : How do your clients find the best luxury holiday resort offers ?
Q : What is the best time of year to find offers ?
A : Our offers constantly change but as we are a luxury family travel brand, it tends to be when you book 6 months or so in advance that the best offers are available.
Q : Are clients cheaper to buy your holidays online ?
A : At Design Holidays we of course actively encourage online bookings, but have a call centre geared up with staff who have visited each resort and offer personal advice for all of our resorts and we invite clients to call and test our knowledge.
Q : What do you think is the future trend for holiday bookings ?
A : Some say it will be an automated booking process, we do not believe so. We think that whilst online has it’s place, that customer service will always win the day. What will change though is the timeframe in which people book their holidays, in days gone by customers would be rewarded with great last minute offers. The holiday industry will go the same way of the airlines, whereby you are rewarded for booking early and charged a premium for booking late thus operating on a supply and demand basis. We are already seeing this now with many of our resorts actually surcharging certain room or villa types once a certain amount of bookings have been made.
Luxury family villa holiday at Aphrodite Hills Villas
Q : Examples please ?
A : Martinhal beach resort in the Algarve is a classic example with prices almost doubling when you book late, the result was a stunningly busy summer season and many happy families who booked early at great prices.
Q : Where did you go on your most recent holiday ?
A : Monte da Quinta in the Algarve (Quinta do Lago), fabulous villa with a pool but with all the facilities of a 5 star hotel. Nice touch when even the BBQ is cleaned on a daily basis , decadent huh !! Plus fabulous beaches, great restaurants and sports.
Stunning Villas with pools at the Sheraton Pine Cliffs
For more information on our Luxury Holiday Resort Offers, please visit www.designholidays.co.uk our put our reservations team to the test on 01444 87 22 00 / email@example.com