Onur Takmak, founder and CEO of ONEE Luxury Travel, a new B2B booking platform

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Onur Takmak, founder and CEO of ONEE Luxury Travel, a new B2B booking platform

“Like many, this coming year I find myself opting for more isolated escapes that are lesser known or populated and can promise comfort, security and safety.

“For me, private stand-alone villas, estates and private islands promise tranquillity and peace of mind, all the while guaranteeing high quality standards, service and safety measures. Personally, I can’t wait to get back to Greece, Barbados and Scandinavia with a handful of close family and friends.

“There are several considerations that travelling will require for the foreseeable future, including methods of travel and which destinations have kept cases down, have good healthcare systems and measures in place for testing.

“Obviously, it is important to continue to follow government announcements around new travel restrictions and corridors. That said, as telecommuting becomes the norm, working from abroad has never been so appealing (or easy).

“We have already seen a huge uptick in extended vacations – particularly long-term villa rental holidays - made even easier in some countries with the introductions of new short-term working visas.

“Frankly, if I can go to Mexico for a month and continue to work, why not? Regardless of whether or not there is a 14-day quarantine upon return to the UK.

“I would advise that when planning your next trip for 2021, you seek advisory assistance. Tailor-made stays organised by industry experts promise luxurious escapes in high-end accommodation with plenty of amenities, high-quality standards, and safety.

“Well-advised travel has never been so important in my opinion and working with an agent or tour operator helps assure that your bases are covered in the event of an emergency on the ground or cancellations need to be made prior to departure.”