Think ahead for your year of terrific travel
Foresight can be a troublesome thing. For proof, you need only look to Cassandra, daughter of King Priam of Troy, who according to Greek mythology was blessed in being able to have visions of the future but cursed by the fact that, by default, nobody ever believed what she saw.
Still, it is one thing to tell your father that his city will be destroyed and he is doomed to watch it happen while powerless to stop it; quite another to predict how the world of travel will shape up in 2019.
There may not be anything on the horizon quite as dramatic as a giant wooden horse stuffed with enemy warriors – but a lot will happen in relation to holidays and getaways in the next 12 months. And some of it is outlined here. There will be new flights, cruise ships, ski lifts and hotels; there will be anniversaries, films and TV shows that influence our decisions on where to go. And there will also be the small issue of Brexit, of course.
Here we outline some of our predictions – and we feel confident that you will believe us…
Meet like-minded solo travellers on a guided tour of Laos, left