Country & Townhouse: Frances Geoghegan's 2021 Travel Trends

01/02/2021, Country & Townhouse, Lucy Cleland

Travel expert Frances Geoghegan, owner of Africa Travel, Healing Holidays and Cleveland Collection, gives her inside view on what trends she’s seeing for 2021.

"Our demand for Wellness and Spa breaks has never been stronger. We are all chomping at the bit to return to the places we love – to our old favourites like Chiva Som, Kamalaya, Ananda and SHA. This has taken priority over the regular holiday escapes as we want to relive that euphoric feeling that you can only get once you have had a great wellness experience.

There continues to be a huge demand for Medical Spas, where we can go to sort out those niggling injuries or worries which have been swept under the carpet because of Covid. There is a big need for time with proper and in-depth face-to-face consultations with our great Doctors like Dr Stossier at VIVAMAYR, Dr Bernadetto at Lanserhof, and Dr Max at Palace Merano. We want to do the full MOT at Villa Stephanie under the watchful eye of Dr Koenig and his Kingsway programme. We need to see where our health is at, and we need to be reassured as there is so much anxiety around.

The biggest 2021 travel trend of all though is the demand for long immersive stays, aiming to spark transformation, and address deep-rooted fears and anxieties. Many Spas and retreats are offering long stay  programmes, like Absolute Sanctuary in Thailand, but none are more curated and finely tuned to your needs than at Vana in India, where you can stay for up to three months. There, there is an assembly of experts – Ayurvedic doctors, yoga teachers, Tibetan healers, fitness experts, acupuncturists and a strong staff of therapists to help you get your life back on track. There is also Buddhist healing and learning in tandem with Ayurvedic nurturing, all complemented with Chinese Medicine. And if the last ten months or so has taught us anything it’s that health is indeed wealth, and we must do all we can to optimise our overall wellness."

Healing Holidays can arrange a three month bespoke stay at Vana from £19,699 per person sharing. The price includes flights, transfers, VIP meet & greet airport assistance, full board accommodation and a full wellbeing programme, including an initial in depth arrival consultation, daily Yoga, meditation, lectures, nutritional advice and a programme tailored to your goals.

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