Travel Trends 2017

Created: 26 September 2016

Maria Cook, Ffestiniog Travel General Manager: “Public affection for the Flying Scotsman and the popularity of TV series such as ‘Great Continental Railway Journeys’, ‘Full Steam Ahead’ and ‘Tracks Across America’ have prompted a wave of nostalgia for steam train travel and rail holidays in general, creating a surge in mainstream demand for tailor-made short breaks and escorted tours in the UK, Europe and worldwide.”

The famous Stars of Sandstone Heritage Steam Festival is among the highlights of a 16-day escorted tour from Ffestiniog Travel* (01766 772 030; Departing 22 March, South Africa & Stars of Sandstone costs from £3,995 pp (two sharing) including international (London) and internal flights, B&B (full board at Shamwari), all rail journeys & excursions, three game drives, welcome & farewell dinners, and tour leader throughout.

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