Travel in 2011 The big destinations


| December 22, 2010

As we approach the end of another year, our travel experts predict what they think will be the hot destinations for 2011.

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Peru
With the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu in July, all eyes will be on Peru in 2011. We have a special offer on the
Train to Machu Picchu group tour for July coinciding with the celebrations. LAN Airlines has also launched new flights between Lima and the Iguaçu Falls, and Lima and Easter Island, which will make extensions to these popular destinations even easier.

We feature a 15 day / 12 night escorted group tour of Peru including one night at Machu Picchu. The Train to Machu Picchu is priced from £2,795 per person, with a special offer for travelling in July of £2,923 per person, a 10% reduction on the high season price. This includes flights from London, via Madrid, transfers, guided excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily and other meals as specified. There are departures in July on 3rd, 15th and 24th.

Burma (Myanmar)
With the release of Aung San Suu Kyi in November, Burma has already been in the news recently. At the same time interest in the country as a travel destination has increased rapidly and, having introduced a tour to the country for the first time in 2010, The Golden Land of Burma is already Cox & Kings’ best selling Far East tour for 2011.

The group tour showcases the highlights of Burma, all must-sees for first time visitors, in areas where privately owned accommodation can be found.The Golden Land of Burma is a 13 day / 10 night group tour priced from £2,345 per person including flights, transfers, escorted excursions and accommodation with breakfast and lunch daily.

Sri Lanka
The country and its tourist industry are both recovering from the impact of the 2004 tsunami and the long-running civil war. Sri Lanka has so much to offer tourists, from stunning beaches, ancient cities, tea plantations, abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery. The number of luxury boutique hotels has increased and the country still offers excellent value for money. There are also more flight routings available with Jet Airways and Gulf both launching flights into the country. 

Our new Relax & Explore programme suggests a 9 day / 7 night stay at the Jetwing Vil Uyana priced from £1,595 per person including international flights, private transfers and accommodation with breakfast daily. The hotel is built on its own nature reserve and located near to the island's ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

Ethiopia
With a unique Orthodox Christian heritage and fascinating history, Ethiopia attracts a wide variety of travellers looking for lesser-known places to visit and we predict it will become a popular destination for 2011. Since 2008 Cox & Kings has experienced a 50% increase in passenger numbers on its Ethiopia group tour, making it one of our best-selling tours to Africa.

Visiting Axum, Lalibela, Gondar and the Simien Mountains, the Ethiopian Odyssey is a 14 day / 11 night escorted group tour priced from £2,755 per person including flights, transfers, guided excursions and full board accommodation.

Tasmania
In April 2011 the MONA Museum (Museum of Old and New Art) will finally open its doors and is set to be the biggest opening of the year in Australia. At a cost of £62 million to open, the exhibits depicting sex and death will be free to visit.

We can arrange a 4-day tour of Tasmania, as part of a non-exclusive Royal Tasman group tour, priced from £940 per person (excluding flights). The trip begins in Launceston and ends in Hobart, where the museum can be visited. The price includes transfers, excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily.

Libya
With the upcoming launch in February of the daily bmi flight to Tripoli, Cox & Kings predicts that Libya will be a top destination for 2011. There is a new Sheraton Four Points opening on Tripoli's beach, which will make the city feasible as a weekend beach break. Bab Ramla, Libya's first luxury tented camp recently opened on the edge of the Sahara, perfectly located for exploring the Ubari Desert Lakes and the prehistoric rock art at Wadi Mathendush. 

Cox & Kings offers a 4 night trip to Libya, including 3 nights at the Bab Ramla priced from £2,395 per person, 1 night in Tripoli, private transfers, full board and international flights.

Cuba
2011 is the time to travel to Cuba as the country is changing fast. Cox & Kings’ group tours are filling up quickly as travellers are keen to experience this unique country before US sanctions are lifted and the country becomes more westernised. The tour combines the colonial grandeur of Havana and Trinidad with tobacco and coffee plantations and the historical sites of the revolution.

Cox & Kings’ 12 day / 10 night Cuban Discovery group tour priced from £1,695 per person, including international Virgin flights, transfers, escorted excursions and accommodation with breakfast daily and other meals as specified.

Russia
Being outside of the Euro zone is a great advantage to Russia, as it is a more affordable destination for those wanting a short-haul holiday. Hotels have also reduced their prices considerably to further stimulate demand so 2011 is certainly the year to travel. Cox & Kings’ popular group tour is 10% cheaper in 2011 than for 2010 and is predicting clients will take advantage of these savings.

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