What is revenge travel?

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It’s the new big trend in post-lockdown travel. But what does it mean?

Covid-19 forced many of us to make hard decisions. Trips were cancelled and plans put on hold. But with the world beginning to open up, travellers are seeking to catch up on the trips they missed and opportunities they had to pass up. To put it another way, they’re “taking revenge” on Covid. This is an urge, a desire; to make up for lost time and to compensate for lost trips. But despite the negative connotations of the word, it couldn’t be more optimistic, conveying a real urge to get out and see the world again. And to really make it count.

That might mean going hard on a sprawling, bucket-list trip. It might mean taking an indulgent wellness escape or an island retreat. For some, it means repeating a trip that had to be shelved. At its heart, it reflects a newfound desire to travel like never before. During lockdown, we pined for the bucket list moments we always wanted to take.

Happily, we’re here to help you get your revenge. And with a beautiful summer on the horizon, it doesn’t have to be served cold.

Get your revenge

What types of group do you cater for?

We can cater for any and all group types – from solo travellers looking to push new personal bests; to a single parent and child embarking on a European city break. From families and honeymooners to sprawling friendship groups, we can do it all. You only need to ask.

So what is revenge travel, exactly?

With optimism returning and prospects emerging, travelers are looking to make plans – big and small – to get “revenge” on the journeys they missed out on during 2020. For some, that means going big and going hard. Others are choosing something indulgent and meaningful.

REVENGE NOW OR LATER?

Some travellers are looking to get away as soon as possible. Be that a domestic road trip getaway or a European city break. Others are plotting revenge by planning ahead. As ever, our handy travel calendar – organized month by month – is designed to help you find the perfect revenge trip over the months and year to come.

HOW CAN YOU HELP ME TO PLAN MY REVENGE TRIP?

We’re experts in tailor-made, luxury travel. Our hyper knowledgeable travel experts will help you to plan your trip from first scribbled ideas to the moment you return home. We’ve got our finger on the pulse of Covid rules, restrictions, and openings, and we’ll help you to plan the perfect revenge on Covid-19.

Revenge travel: the far-flung collection

Looking to tick off that bucket list? Here’s some options for 2021 and beyond.

Where to travel on holiday

Our travel calendar

From today and all the way to 2022, our ever-updated travel calendar is packed with destination inspiration that you can book today. Have a browse and get in touch.

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Luxury Holidays in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

In the undisputed gorilla capital of Africa, you’ll spend nine nights exploring this remarkable country and getting up close and personal with its fascinating wildlife. The highlight is a majestic hike over volcanic peaks to meet the the region’s endangered mountain gorillas.

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Revenge holiday travel in Morocco

The mountains and medinas of Morocco

On this exceptional adventure, you’ll come face to face with the blue city of Chefchaouen, weave through Fez’s age-old alleyways, and stargaze in the all-encompassing darkness of the Sahara. And that’s only the beginning.

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Revenge travel in Petra, Jordan

A desert adventure in Jordan

From Dana Nature Reserve and Wadi Rum to the majesty of Petra, this is our ultimate, blockbuster Jordan adventure. The biggest and best sights, properties, landscapes, and experiences.

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Revenge travel in Japan

The best of Japan

Here, you’ll find the height of modernity alongside some of the world’s most beautiful ancient temples and gardens, all woven together by incredible cuisine and one of the most interesting cultural perspectives in Asia. And this itinerary does it all, from Kyoto and Hakone to Tokyo and the sacred island of Miyajima.

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Honeymoons in Kenya

Our ultimate Kenyan safari

The original safari destination, Kenya has been connecting us with the animal kingdom for decades. Home to all manner of African icons, from the Mara to the migration, it packs a serious wildlife punch. So whether you’re looking for an adventure packed safari trip from start to finish, or a beach-safari combo – we’ve found the answer in Kenya.

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Revenge travel: the European collection

Enjoy the islands and cities of Mediterranean Europe (before things get busy again)

Revenge travel in Greece

Island hopping in Greece

Spend eight glorious Grecian nights on these three islands surrounded by cobalt blue waters and dramatic rocky coastlines. We’ll fly you away from the stresses of life and you can flop down by the pool and relax because we’ve handpicked some of the most romantic island spots in Greece.

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Where to go on holiday in June: Amalfi Coast

La dolce vita in Tuscany and Amalfi

Rolling hills, crystal waters, and food fit for the gods; Tuscany, Sorrento and Amalfi are a breathtaking trio. You’ll begin in the north of Italy, sampling the sun-fuelled foods and wines of Tuscany before heading south, fully rejuvenated for further pool-side relaxation and splendid vistas in this undeniably Italian escape.

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Revenge travel holiday to Italy

A bucket-list escape to Rome, Florence, and Puglia

Roman gladiators, handmade gelato, and vintage Vespas. This ten-night adventure through Italy has everything and more to keep the whole family entertained. Perfectly balancing culture with cuisine, history with hijinks, our travel experts have come up with the perfect itinerary to keep the little ones engaged and entertained.

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Luxury holiday to Spain

A luxury beach escape to Spain

The seriously gorgeous beaches and azure waters of the Balearic islands combined with the hip city of Barcelona make for a perfect stylish Spanish getaway. Our Europe travel experts have hand-crafted this 10-night luxury escape based on their favourite spots, from luxury hotels to local eateries.

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Black Tomato provides an unforgettable experience with every trip. They get you right in the heart of the culture, and have thought through every detail. Their taste is impeccable and their customer service is without compare. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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When planning your trip, we always look to secure the most flexible terms available. Wherever possible, this will include 100% refunds and fee-free postponements should any Covid complications arise between booking and travel.

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