Marriott Holidays: What to do for the winter holidays? A study recently conducted by Marriott Bonvoy
, the loyalty program of the Marriott group, shows that French travelers will be going abroad in large numbers this winter to compensate for the difficulties in going on summer holidays for the past two years. And most of them will leave with their families in order to get together, which they have not always been able to do because of the various confinements. Due to the new wave of covid19, many are wondering what to do for the winter holidays. Cancel or enjoy your winter holidays? Mariott Holidays: What to do for winter holidays?
Ski holidays or beach holidays?
Who doesn’t dream of spending a week’s holiday doing nothing? Whether you’re going cross-country skiing or to a white sandy beach for your holiday, it’s a great opportunity to get away from it all. Preferably, going on holiday during the school holidays at low prices will be the ideal formula to recharge your batteries during these family holidays. To you, the strolls, the discovery of creeks, escapade, big spaces, swimming pools, to fill up with serenity will be an appreciable formula of holidays. Going on a family holiday in the countryside or on a sandy beach in a holiday home, a gite or Châteaux
will be an opportunity to release the pressure. And you which would be your holidays Marriott Bonvoy preferred?
Complex of holidays
For these not expensive holidays, the ideas of holidays do not miss that you are ski slopes or white sand… Between the centres of holidays, the hotels resorts, the residences hoteliers, the clubs of holidays, country cottage, a thing is sure: you will disconnect. Enjoying a holiday with your feet in the water will be the opportunity for an unforgettable and comfortable holiday. For these holidays in a club or on a cruise, going on holiday with your family will allow you to learn about new types of stays: Gastronomy, Hotel holidays. If you prefer outdoor ski lifts on a winter sports holiday, a kids’ club will no doubt be appreciated. Atlantic coast, stay in full nature, all inclusive stay, the change of scenery will be total during this short break.
or in holiday homes.
safe or preferable is that you will have to go on holiday in france because of the increase in covid19 cases. Go on holiday to the ski resorts, if you like to ski. Book a holiday immediately. Go on holiday in select accommodation for a ski holiday. You will then enjoy the peace and quiet during this school holiday on a family holiday. And you go where for your next holidays?
A multitude of offers of stay
You prefer to go to recharge your batteries during holidays at the sea in Clubs of holidays? You like sports activities in a hotel-club? Then organize your stay immediately for a successful holiday. Holidays in the mountains or by the sea? Holidaymakers will appreciate in any case, these holiday villages where many activities will be available. Spending holidays in a resort with all the family, in a holiday club during these holidays in France will be the opportunity to discover a region. Chalet, Residences
, complete Pensions will allow you to spend unforgettable holidays. Leave even that a small weekend will be one of the good-plans of the moment to benefit from idleness. You envisage stays at the last minute for these holidays in family, all-inclusive… Direction the beach with the seaside.
The pandemic upsets habits
The figures show that 43% of French people will be going on holiday in the sun this winter, almost half of them to another country (44%). For many, this is a change in their habits: only 39% usually leave at this time of year. For 12% of French people, this will even be a first. This new trend for winter holidays can be explained, in large part, by the pandemic and its consequences: a quarter of those questioned said that they take holidays to compensate for the fact that they cannot leave. French travellers will favour Europe: the main destinations chosen areItaly (10%), Switzerland (7%),Spain
(7%) and Germany (5%).
Is going away as a family a guarantee of a happy holiday?
The study reveals another consequence of the pandemic. While only 1 in 5 people usually go on holiday with several generations of their family, 81% of French people are planning to go on holiday this year with other members of their family.
In concrete terms, they are thinking of going with their parents (25%), siblings (25%), cousins (10%) or even adult children (8%). In concrete terms, they are thinking of going away with their parents (25%), their brothers and sisters (25%), cousins (10%) or even children who are already adults (8%). When asked about the reasons for this change, 6 out of 10 French people (58%) replied that they planned to go away with more family members this winter because they were not able to see each other as much as they would have liked during the pandemic.
Leave at all costs
The study cautions, however, that first-time travellers should be wary of travelling with extended family members. Of those who have already experienced this, 27% say it is “difficult to keep everyone happy”, and 12% say arguments can be a problem. 12% even say it is difficult not to be able to take some time away during the holiday. Finally, six percent lament having to pay for other people’s meals and expenses.
Going away as a family
But going away as a family also has its advantages. Nearly half of those surveyed (46%) say they have benefited from spending time with their family in a different setting, while 9% say that having help with childcare is a relief. From a financial perspective, 12% said they could not have afforded such a holiday if it had not been provided by their family.
Accommodation in these covid periods19
When it comes to cost, accommodation is always a key factor for any holiday – and travelling in larger groups can offer more options. The research reveals
that among French people who will be holidaying with their extended family this winter, renting an apartment or villa will be the most popular option (55%), followed by hotel suites and adjoining or family rooms (25%) and all-inclusive resorts (21%).
Neal Jones, Marriott International’s director of sales and marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa: “We have seen significant interest in sunny destinations this winter. Despite the rise in Covid cases across France, we know that French travellers are still keen to get away and be with their families, especially over the festive period, to catch up on lost time and because they have not really been able to travel over the last two years. We are aware that difficulties persist, despite a return to near normalcy in recent weeks, but we sincerely hope that families will be able to reunite with their loved ones this winter and have a good time together.”
A Marriott Bonvoy study
The study comes from Marriott Bonvoy’s Joy of Travel report of 14,000 customers in Europe and the Middle East. Marriott Bonvoy encourages travellers to explore new destinations or return to their favourites, as the world opens up again and it is finally time to enjoy the pleasure of travel again.oyager.
I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!