New data from TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, states that half of the bookings they are currently taking on their website are being made by those aged over-50s. Travel industry pundits believe that this is a direct result of the current vaccine roll out around the and growing “vaccine confidence” about 2021. Among destinations proving popular for this long awaited bounce-back to travel, Montenegro described as “the rising star of the Med”, is drawing a lot of attention for active outdoor holidays with its miles of beaches, rolling hills and mountainous regions to explore.
With five national parks, 294 km of coastline and one of the deepest canyons in Europe, it’s ideal for those who love a good stroll with their sightseeing.
Spanning an area approximately the same size as Northern Ireland, this Balkans treasure packs a lot into its offerings and is the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Old coastal towns, including Kotor, Budva, Bar, Herceg Novi and Cetinje are worth a visit each offering a unique look into Montenegro’s history through architecture, landmarks and cultural institutions.
The Bay of Kotor is renowned for its spectacular scenery – towering cliffs plunging into tranquil, deep blue waters. Inland, Lovcen National Park is ideal for a day trip and home to the mausoleum of Petar II at the top of the mountain.
The country is well-situated for holidaymakers looking for sun, sea and the warm breeze in the late summer/early Autumn from the Adriatic.