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Nick from Travel Designers on selling spa and digital detox breaks

Nick Harding from Travel Designers talks on selling spa holidays

Being a travel agent in the digital age has opened up a whole new sales channel and one that is sometimes overlooked − the spa holiday, the digital detox.

With more and more pressures − family life, work life – would you like a digital detox? How about a few days away from it all to re-charge your batteries, maybe with a partner or a group of close friends? If the answer is yes, you can be sure you have clients who want to do the same, so why not take the time to promote these amazing holidays?

People often think of spa holidays as long haul and expensive − and they can be – but there is a lot to offer much closer to home. For example, Hoseasons offers quite a few breaks, including the Windmill Retreat and Spa near Glastonbury and The Finlake Holiday Resort,  South Devon. Check out their website, you will be surprised at the amazing value. 

Also closer to home, you will find a raft of hotels on offer in Europe, such as the Anassa and Almyra Hotels in Cyprus, The Cascade Wellness Resort in Portugal, The Grand Hotel, Lake Como. The list is endless. 

But do be careful − different spas offer very different types of treatments, from Ayurvedic to medical treatments − so it's up to you to ask the clients the right questions, and then do the research. It is not as difficult as it sounds. Most resorts spa menus are online and, if in doubt, call or email the spa manager. They will be happy to help. 

So challenge yourself and see if you can open up a new market in your agency, by simply asking the right questions…


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