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    Top tech trends fuelling the holiday rental success story

    The post Top tech trends fuelling the holiday rental success story appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Despite continuing uncertainties surrounding the UK travel situation as a result of Covid restrictions, holiday rental bookings are enjoying a boom. With foreign travel dreams paused for now, families are pinning their hopes on summer staycation options. Anyone looking to bag a holiday cottage by the sea during the school holidays (Cornwall being the most popular destination) will find it increasingly difficult to secure as demand surges. A Mintel poll of 2,000 consumers indicated a total of GBP 7.1 billion (USD 9.86 billion) will be spent on staycations between July…

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    How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 international tourism success story

    (CNN) — In most destinations, being a million tourists short over the previous year would be a huge cause for concern, the result of a horrible natural disaster. But that was before 2020, and before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we travel forever. The Maldives, an Indian Ocean island archipelago practically synonymous with romance, normally sees north of 1.7 million visitors per year. In 2020, it had around 500,000. And despite the significant decrease, it marks one of the most successful tourism stories amid the pandemic. While many other destinations slammed their borders closed, the Maldives chose to fully reopen to travelers from any country, regardless of the status…