Is a twin centre holiday right for you?

When it comes to planning a holiday deciding where to go can become a bit of a minefield, whether it’s a couple looking for romance or a family in need of a break; opinions are after all like noses, everybody has one. No matter your situation, budget or preference scouring the brochures and the internet for that one place that is right for you and your needs can be a real challenge.

To combat this issue, today more and more travellers are electing to embrace the best of both worlds by choosing a twin centre holiday. A twin centre holiday allows tourists the range and flexibility that suits them whilst still creating a structured and stress-free vacation. If you would prefer to explore the wilds of the African savannas but your partner would favour a relaxing beach break then why compromise? South Africa safaris are unforgettable experiences and Mauritius holidays promise exoticism and intimacy; so why not marry the two to produce a unique and luxurious safari beach encounter?

For some people a twin centre holiday may sound like more effort than it is worth and certainly the format may not be for everyone. Single destination holidays remain the most popular choice for holidaymakers and upping sticks and journeying on in the middle of your trip may not be to everybody’s taste; but whether it’s a short flight, boat ride or cross country train, in my opinion a little travelling time is a small sacrifice to make for opening up a whole new world of opportunities.

The beauty of a twin centre escape is in the flexibility and diversity that it offers tourists. Whether it is snow and surf, big city living or remote country hideaway, safari or beach; any combination of exciting and memorable experiences awaits you. Not only that but a twin centre holiday also affords you the chance to create a unique and tailor made itinerary that compliments your needs rather than being dictated to by a prearranged schedule. You can spend as much or as little time in each of your chosen destinations as you see fit and what is to stop you from completely inverting the concept? Perhaps instead of following up your safari with a beach break you would rather hit the beach first, relax and forget the strains and stresses of life before the climax of an exhilarating safari. While away the hours in an Ocean Island retreat in the Maldives, Mauritius or Zanzibar before jetting off to South Africa, Tanzania or Botswana. You could even retrace the romantic footsteps of the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, who where engaged in Kenya and are currently honeymooning in the Seychelles.

With such endless choice and scope a twin centre holiday could be the answer to helping you arrange not only a trip that offers everything you need but the experience of a life time. Although perhaps not for everybody a twin centre holiday offers a real and viable alternative to the archetypal single destination vacation.

Craig Patterson has travelled extensively through Africa and is a professional travel writer.

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