A&K showcases programme of luxury private ski chalets

Abercrombie & Kent has put together a collection of luxury private ski chalets for this winter on the back of customer demand. The properties are in resorts in

France, Switzerland and Austria – with Italy potentially to be added – to allow families to enjoy a holiday in their own ‘bubble’. The holidays, aimed at skiers

HF Holidays steps out with four new UK walking trips for 2021

HF Holidays has added four walking tours and an extra family destination for 2021. The operator’s new Walking

& Activity Holidays collection includes walking trips for families and groups and is valid for departures into early 2022. The four new itineraries are

for serious walkers but do not require more than a daypack and include a walking leader. Group sizes are up to 16. They are a seven-night island-

hopping trip to Mull & Iona, from £1,399; a seven-night Cairngorms North guided trail, from £999; seven-night island-hopping Best Isle of Arran trip, from £999; and seven-night, 86-mile Hadrian’s Wall Complete trail, from £995. Dovedale in the Peak District

is a new location for 2021, with accommodation offered at the operator’s Peveril of the Peak country house. Different levels of guided walks are offered each day as well as house activities. Family trips of three, four

and seven-night stays are offered at eight UK country houses from £419, with free full-board accommodation for under-18s and transport provided to and from walks. i Destinations, page 33

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and non-skiers, also offer the service of a private chef. Properties featured include the 10-bedroom Chalet Eden

Arenal volcano

Ruins of Ujarras Church in Costa Rica

Chalet Eden Rock, St Anton

Rock in St Anton, which comprises three chalets that can be booked individually or together to accommodate 20

people. They include a wellness centre with spa and pool. Other chalets include the

five-bedroom Chalet Montana in Courchevel and four-bedroom No 5 Penthouse in Verbier. Meanwhile, A&K has added 18

Luxury Small Group Journeys to its programme, including a 12-night Petra to the Pyramids & Nile Yacht Cruise, from £10,225, and 10-night Oman & the Emirates: The Sands of Time, from £8,435.

Latin Routes targets first-time visitors with 12 new itineraries

Juliet Dennis

Latin Routes has added 12 itineraries across its new Latin America programme for 2021-22. The specialist operator has added trips in

destinations including Peru, Argentina, Chile and Costa Rica, and plans to add more in the coming months. Next year’s programme has been devised to appeal

to first-time visitors and those looking to get off the beaten track. A brochure will be produced next year. The new 12-day Highlights of Costa Rica trip, from

£1,399, takes in the destination’s highlights, starting in Central Valley and including a visit to Arenal volcano where there is an opportunity to relax in natural hot springs in the area. The itinerary’s final destination is the Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica’s most popular

national park, located on the central Pacific coast where the rainforest meets the beaches. Latin Routes has also secured guaranteed rates

where possible, allowing the operator to provide agents with same-day quotes. Product manager Catrin Davies said: “This year has

presented us with an opportunity to refresh and refine our existing portfolio for the new programme. “We have worked closely with our suppliers

and have a wide range of confirmed pricing on a core selection of itineraries, meaning that our travel specialists can give you a quote over the phone on the very same day.” Latin Routes has also introduced flexible booking

measures so clients can change their plans for free if circumstances change.

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