We spent some time with Simon Binke to find out how he has been spending lockdown and what he is looking forward to over the coming months.
Simon, how have you been spending your days in lockdown over the past few weeks?
It has been a very busy few weeks for myself and the team during these unprecedented times, I’ve been based half in the office ensuring our clients are still serviced and half at home.
And how have you found working remotely?
Being in travel, we’re used to working from anywhere in the world naturally, and this is something that remains at the heart of what we do, I find having some chillout music in the background helps to keep my mind at ease when working whether from the office or at home.
Tell us what the team has been working on and what we can look forward to over the coming months?
We’ve been working hard on improving all elements of the service we offer to our clients, from the way that we connect and communicate to how we ensure each and never request is fulfilled, as well as that we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to continue strengthening our relationships with our suppliers across the industry so watch this space.
What travel hotspots should be on our radars when restrictions are eased?
We’re continuing to see an interest from our clients in booking their dream escapes as things begin to return to normal. The travel industry has certainly changed in a very short amount of time but we believe the summer season will be stronger than ever across the Greek Islands, Europe and long-haul dream destinations will also be popular towards the end of this year.
For now, we’ve also seen a rise in requests for UK Staycations and there are so many fine properties in our portfolio closer to home.
What are you most looking forward to Summer?
As local governments begin to phase relaxing of lockdowns across the world and borders reopen, I am most looking forward to getting away for some much-needed sunshine and relaxation – that and being able to once again go for dinner with my family and friends here in London.