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Are you dreaming of snuggling up in front of a crackling fireplace in your cozy wooden chalet with a hot chocolate after a long day on the slopes? Imagine a fairytale winter wonderland with charming wooden houses, quaint streets, and horse-drawn carriages framed by towering majestic mountains. Welcome to the Swiss Alps, a skier’s paradise, and the perfect place for a winter vacation. Here you’ll find two of the most famous skiing destinations in the world—Zermatt and Verbier.  As with any vacation, planning is key. Planning for skiing vacations also requires assessing the level of skiing experience of your group, examining non-skiing activities, finding lodging, and organizing travel to mountainous regions.  Here, we’ll take a look at the pros and the cons of both Zermatt and Verbier to make your vacation planning easy! Zermatt, an intermediate skier’s haven Photo by Gabriel Garcia Marengo on Unsplash Step into the famous town…

Are you curious to know why famous artists, literary marvels, and musical celebrities have chosen Deia as their home and vacation spot? Out of all the beautiful spots you can find on this planet, Deia is like a magnet for famous figures like Princess Diana, Robert Graves, Richard Branson, Michael Douglas, Chopin, Charlie Chaplin, David Bowie and many more. Deia’s seduction power has many factors involved like the fact that everyone is treated with the same warm hospitality by the locals and the stars can enjoy anonymity. Adding to that is the natural environment as Deia is situated in a spectacular setting in a green ravine with gorgeous views out to the glistening, azure Mediterranean Sea. The area has been dug out with irrigated terraces to plant stunning olive, citrus, and orange trees by the Moors 10 centuries ago and their work is still intact. Sprinkled around this magical environment…

The pandemic is coming to its end, travel restrictions are one by one being lifted and there is new information at an almost daily basis. This can be confusing, but it is our goal to keep it clear and updated for you. In this article, we constantly update the Covid-19 travel requirements of our destinations in Asia. Note: as the rules can be complicated depending on your type of travel, in this article we will only focus on restrictions on non-essential travel, ie. travel for tourism purposes. For quick access, simply click on the country you want to travel to. Indonesia Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements Since March 7th, Bali has reopened! Not for all countries yet, but at the moment travelers from 61 countries can enter quarantine free and with a Visa on Arrival. A PCR test is also no longer needed. For a list of the eligible countries, please click…

If you are a villa owner, we have some great news for you! Villa Finder is an official partner with Avantio, a rental software company with over 20 years in the industry and an international team from 24 countries. About Avantio Avantio’s property management software is an all-in-one solution, available in 7 languages. They have been supporting agencies across the globe to streamline processes and maximize revenue. With the vacation rental channel manager, villa owners can instantly update your portfolio on over 50 platforms and portals at the click of a button. When you are working with Avantio, the team will also create and optimize your vacation rental website, to showcase your unique brand and increase direct bookings. About Villa Finder Management and Distribution Solution At Villa Finder, we specialise in bringing the right villas to the right clients. We pride ourselves on being responsive, proactive and having a thorough…

With pristine beaches, majestic mountains and waterfalls, it’s not strange that Mauritius charms travellers around the globe. The pandemic puts a damper on our holiday plan, but rejoice, the island is now open to tourism! Mauritius travel requirements differ for vaccinated and un-vaccinated guests. Check them out below! Mauritius travel requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers You are free to stay in villas, hotels or other types of accommodation.You will need to provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.On Day 0 (when you arrive in Mauritius), do an antigen test at the airport or at the hotel (if you stay in a hotel). If the result is negative, you can explore the island.You will need to do another test on Day 5.Covid-19 insurance is required, unless you are a Mauritian citizen or a resident/occupational permit holder.Fill in the All in One travel form and submit it to immigration…

We are always charmed by Sri Lanka’s rolling green hills, the ancient UNESCO sites and its rich history and culture. With the pandemic situation, we find ourselves missing the Pearl of the Indian Ocean quite a bit. But guess what? The country is now open again for tourism. Check out Sri Lanka Covid-19 Travel Requirements below! Travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Sri Lanka without having to quarantine and no need to stay for a minimum number of nights or in a specific accommodation. The requirements are as follow: Must have completed the complete dose 14 days before coming to Sri LankaOriginal vaccination certificate (and English translation if applicable)A valid tourist visa. The visa needs to be applied online via www.eta.gov.lkYou do not need to show a negative PCR test upon arrival. You should carry the original vaccination certificate / card (and…

Koh Samui is open for travelers! Current situation: As of May 1st, all fully vaccinated travelers can enter Thailand without quarantine and without PCR test.Here are the requirements as of July 1st: Fully vaccinated for more than 14 days before traveling.Unvaccinated travelers can enter if they show a negative PCR result taken maximum 72 hours before arrival.Travel insurance is no longer obligatory but it is highly recommended by the Thai government. As of 1 July 2022, 74% of the population has been fully vaccinated. 6.2% has only been partially vaccinated. (More information here) Related articles: How to get to Koh Samui?Great fun adventures in Koh Samui: 4 must-do activitiesBest restaurants in Koh Samui – 33 Restaurants to Keep You Happy!

With palm-fringed beaches, colourful sacred temples and friendly people, Phuket is a dream holiday destination for many travellers. And, this paradise island is open again. In this article, we will update any information regarding requirements to enter Phuket. Current situation: As of May 1st, all fully vaccinated travelers can enter Thailand without quarantine and without PCR test.Here are the requirements as of July 1st: Fully vaccinated for more than 14 days before traveling.Unvaccinated travelers can enter if they show a negative PCR result taken maximum 72 hours before arrival.Travel insurance is no longer obligatory but it is highly recommended by the Thai government. As of 1 July 2022, 74% of the population has been fully vaccinated. 6.2% has only been partially vaccinated. (More information here) Related articles: Phuket Weather: When is the best time to travel to Phuket?10 Best Phuket Restaurants You Seriously Must TryTransportation in Phuket: Buses, Cars, Scooters. What…

We love the French Alps for several reasons. In warmer months, the area is an excellent spot for hiking and camping. The endless green hills, the crisp mountain air, the way our voices got carried by the wind – everything is just so perfect and peaceful. As snow starts to fall, the area transforms into a white winter wonderland. It’s one of the best holiday destinations for skiers and snowboarding enthusiasts. There are plenty of gorgeous ski chalets to boot! Choices are aplenty, but we have selected some of the best ski chalets in France below. Check them out! 1. Chalet Moulin III Chalet Moulin III is a true luxury retreat nestled in the French Alps. In summer, you will have a breathtaking view of mountain greens and lustrous meadows as your backdrop. This 4-bedroom ski chalet boasts a stylish combination of a traditional wooden hut and modern design. You…

An exclusive research by Villa Finder, the leader in villa rentals in Asia-Pacific, on the impact of the travel restrictions on the US$440m villa market in Asia, together with an outlook of the upcoming re-start of the vacation rentals sector in the region The Covid-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the travel industry, and the villa market in the Asia Pacific region is no exception. Border closure, social distancing, new hygiene standards and the overall uncertainty about whether it is safe to travel are some of the changes the market over the past year. In this article, we are going to share more about how the pandemic has affected the APAC villa rental market, how villa owners have coped with this and also what the future will look like for villa rental. The APAC villa rental market in 2021 Due to the total travel shutdown, the overall Asia Pacific market reduced…