Top travel destinations 2017 - book your homesitter now
Posted on 3 January, 2017
January is the month when our thoughts turn to holidays and AOL(i) recently revealed their top 12 destinations for 2017. Topping the list is Chile, which is set to welcome many more UK visitors following British Airway’s announcement it is launching the UK’s first-ever direct flight to the capital, Santiago, on 3 January 2017.
Second is Finland, which celebrates its centenary of independence on 6 December 2017, and third India, which celebrates its 70th anniversary of Indian independence. Other places on the list include Aarhus in Denmark, Russia, the USA, the Netherlands and even North Wales!
According to ABTA’s Holiday Habits report(ii) 2016 British people took on average 3.4 holidays last year, which has increased year on year since 2013. The research also suggests people are feeling fairly optimistic about holiday spending for 2017. Almost a quarter (24%) of holidaymakers expect to spend more on holidays in 2017, while only 16% say they expect to spend less.
With lots of people already busy planning their holidays for the year ahead, it’s important to also think about your pets and who will look after them early too. Our phones have already been busy with clients wanting to make sure they get their favourite homesitter (s) booked in.
Clients with dogs especially love to have the same person looking after their furry friend. Dogs form close bonds with people and get excited to see someone familiar return to look after them. For a dog owner this is extra reassurance that their dog is going to have a great time too whilst they are away!
It also makes life easier for the client. Many of our clients have been using our services for several years, so have two or three regular homesitters who know their home, their pets and their routines. This saves time having to run through how the home runs and means the preliminary meeting prior to the assignment is not usually needed.
If you already know your travel dates for 2017 why not get organised and get your favourite homesitter booked in early. Please give us a call on 01296 630 730 or click here to fill on our online reservation form.