Beat the January blues with our luxury holiday inspiration

It’s cold and the mulled wine and mince pies have run out (or you can’t stand to see another one). You’re back to work so what’s the solution? A new year holiday!

We’ve chosen the best luxury holiday brands to beat those January blues and see you through.

Flash Pack

Would you like the backpacking experience without the terrible transportation and accommodation?

Flash Pack is targeted at solo travelers in their 30s and 40s that want unique and local experiences with the luxury of boutique hotels and seamless itineraries. After launching in 2014 the startup has had a significant growth rate of 400% YoY, valued at £10 million and have a portfolio of adventures growing from 4-53 trips, booking 10,000 trips in the past year.

But it wasn’t an easy journey for founders Radha Vyas and Lee Thompson. Naturally, Flash Pack had a tough first 6 months. Their pivotal moment came when they convinced the Archdiocese of Rio to let Lee climb the statue while it was being repaired and take a fantastic photo at the top.

Clocking up 50 million engagements on social media and 100 million views the couple ensured the image was always attributed and linked back to Flash Pack enabling one million hits to Flash Pack’s website in just two days. We love their entrepreneurial spirit and congratulate them on some pretty impressive results.

Black Tomato

Black Tomato are creators of unique, tailored travel experiences. For those looking at a specific destination or wanting to experience a challenge, Black Tomato will provide expert advice and insight, creating a bespoke itinerary.

Since its launch in 2005 Black Tomato has been bestowed multiple awards including PURE’s 2019 Award for Contribution to Experiential Travel and Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards Top 3 Best Travel Specialists In The World and opened up offices in both London and New York.

Canopy and Stars

For those happy to stay closer to home, Canopy and Stars provide inspiring places to go glamping in the UK and Europe. Offering a collection of unique, creative places to stay, including snug yurts and cosy canal boats, you are encouraged to embrace the great outdoors.

Championing the small and independent and being an advocate of sustainable tourism, the start-up has grown by over 50% each year since their launch in 2010. In accepting only 20% of the places that apply to them, it’s clear that Canopy and Stars take time and great pride in the quality of their properties and customer experience.


Kuoni holidays pride themselves on their tailor-made and bespoke approach to creating a holiday. Their expertise, knowledge and service have earned them over 200 awards with 50 stores across the UK.

At the beginning of this year they launched their new tv advert campaign highlighting the message Travel Worth Talking About. The campaign encourages consumers to go in store and speak to Kuoni’s Personal Travel Experts, putting the local agents at the heart of the campaign.

The campaign and brand’s success have been recognized through their deserved win as Marketing Team of the Year 2019 at the Travel Marketing Awards

Are you looking to boost your bookings for 2020? Do you need help diversifying your customer base? Speak to our communications experts today to find out how we can help you.

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