Travelspeak Issue 01.2020 - Pre-press version

14 Trulli Delicious Puglia 16 The Undiscovered Algarve 4 Cruising the Galapagos 18 River Odysseys 6 A Touch of the Mediterranean 8 Royal Makeover in Barbados 20 The Art of Beautiful 1 2 3 A L P H A B E T R O A D G U I L D F O R D G U 1 2 A B I N F O @ X Y Z T R A V E L . C O M X Y Z T R A V E L . C O M 0 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 0 4 22 14 8 Clark Kent Managing Director 10 A Sense of Mexico X Y Z T R A V E L 12 Emerald Heaven 22 Gorillas in the Mists of Rwanda Welcome to the latest issue of our regular travel magazine where we hope to entice you with a varied selection of worldwide holiday ideas and destinations. So, why not treat yourself, partner, family or a group of friends to a well-earned break. 2020 is proving to be a defining year for travel with increasing concern about global warming and the emergence of initiatives by some airlines to offset their carbon footprint by contributing to beneficial environmental schemes. Whilst these are early days, it is promising to see that the travel industry is addressing these important issues, and as an independent travel agency we are equally committed to working towards a cleaner, more environmentally friendly world of travel experiences. Indeed, some of the destinations covered in this issue like Rwanda and The Galapagos reference destinations with very fragile ecosystems, and where tourism is limited to ensure minimal impact to the indigenous wildlife. The success is evident in the forests of Rwanda where the population of the endangered mountain gorilla has steadily increased in recent years. Indeed, Rwanda now hopes to extend the conservation area of Volcanoes National Park to accommodate this resurgence. Closer to home we are delighted to showcase some lesser travelled regions of southern Europe like the eastern Algarve in Portugal and Puglia in southern Italy whilst also featuring a piece on the superb fleet of luxury river boats operated by one of the world’s most respected cruise companies, Crystal Cruises. For those in search of a tropical retreat we spoil you with features on some of the world’s finest beach destinations including Mexico, Barbados, Anguilla, Mauritius and a truly exciting new, all-inclusive resort in the Maldives. Read on and enjoy! We will await your call to assist in arranging your next memorable holiday. D E A R R E A D E R