Seventy Ten Travel

Why now is the time.....

Posted October 9, 2020 by seventyten

We know there are many who are resigned to not going away this winter. 

But for the bold who are considering a holiday this winter, our mission is to help you make this happen!

To do this we are offering some of the most flexible package booking terms in the country.  We know you need this flexibility and security. 

And now is the time to start planning.  You can do so with absolutely no financial risk.

We’ll keep on top of all the risks and regulations, run you though all the possible scenarios and keep you updated all the way.  Saving you the stress. 

If anything changes whilst you are away, we will sort everything out whilst you continue to enjoy your time away.  

Why plan now… 

  1. With just a handful of Winter Sun destinations open without quarantine either side, demand is soon going to outstrip supply and prices will soar. 

  2. There is currently unprecedented flexibility for flight and hotel bookings.  The BA book with confidence guarantee currently runs until 13th October, giving you free changes or credit until April 2022.  Many hotels are waiving deposits and allowing refunds if new restrictions apply.  So you can book now with no financial risk or commitment.    

As Boris said on Friday, it will be a long winter, many of you will want to get away, but if you leave it to the last minute it will be difficult and most likely more expensive. 

Finally, many minds will now be turning to Christmas.  

If “the rule of 6” is still in place,  many families will not legally be able to get together in the UK – so why not arrange to meet up abroad. 

We can help with hotel and villa ideas in destinations both warm and cold. 

So where can you go this winter?

Direct flights with Quarantine either end

Antigua or St Lucia

Antigua or St Lucia are currently the best options in the Caribbean,  both require negative PCR tests taken within 7 days of arrival into the country.    In St Lucia stays are limited to Covid-19 Certified hotels which we have access to. 

7 nights Anse Chastanet , all-inclusive with BA flights for £2,750 per person*

The Seychelles

The Seychelles is now open to UK travellers with no quarantine measures either side on submission of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure. 

7 nights Constance Ephelia with BA flights from £1,930 per person*.


The beautiful Portugese Island does not currently require quarantine on return if you take a direct flight. Though you must have a negative test on arrival. The four hour flight from London is also very manageable with a mask.

7 nights Quinta Jardins do Lago with BA flights from £815 per person*. 


This year presents a unique opportunity for an Autumn city break. Italy is currently putting the rest of Europe to shame in their control of a 2nd wave.  In normal times Rome and Venice will be heaving with tourists, particularly over half term.  Many museums and attractions are open, though hardly needed as these cities are open air Museums in themselves.     

Or direct flight with quarantine on return….         

as things stand today

We are hopeful new UK airport testing will soon reduce quarantine requirements. 

In the meantime, if you’re fortunate enough to be able to self isolate for 14 days on your return home, there are some really great options available. 

We can point you in the right direction for appropriate travel insurance which will cover you even if the FCO advise advises against essential travel (which it will if you have to self isolate). 


We think it’s a little absurd the Maldives is not on the travel corridor list.  It seems the perfect “Covid-19” destination.  Nearly all rooms are stand alone villas perfect for isolation, there is no mixing between hotels and there are robust hygiene and safety procedures in place. BA are operating their direct service 3 days a week.  

7 nights Lux South Ari Atoll all-inclusive, with BA flights and seaplane transfers from £2,975 per person*. 

Oman or Dubai

The Middle East is traditionally very popular for winter sun, thanks to balmy winter temperatures, relatively short flights and beautiful resort hotels.   Oman have some pretty robust arrival procedures we can talk you through.  This is made more bearable by some unprecedented special offers. 

7 nights Shangri-La Al Bandar with breakfast and BA flights from  £1,355 per person. 

East Africa

There’s never been a better time for a safari!   Huge crowds are now a thing of the past and the invaluable conservation work and anti poaching is primarily funded through tourism. 

Tailor-made Kenya or Tanzania Safari – starting from £3,000 per person

* All prices based on 2 people sharing a room, travelling in November 2020

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