Winter 2019/20

Schauinsland gets closer to the beach

The pool area in Hotel Faro on Gran Canaria, now offered by Schauinsland-Reisen.
The pool area in Hotel Faro on Gran Canaria, now offered by Schauinsland-Reisen.

German tour operator Schauinsland-Reisen is putting location first next winter by offering more hotels on the beachfront or at the skiing slopes.

More than 1,000 hotels and other accommodation in its winter programme, including 50 new properties, have a top location, the company claims.

This is a key selling-point alongside quality and service, according to tourism director Andreas Rüttgers. “A preferred hotel should be as central as possible and close to the sea or the skiing slopes. We keep a close eye on this customer desire when contracting our hotels or securing exclusive room categories,” he commented.

The fast-growing tour operator is also expanding its cruise holidays offer for winter 2019/20 by adding Costa Cruises as one of its partner operators. Customers can book one-week Mediterranean trips on the Costa Smeralda from Barcelona and Gulf region tours on the Costa Diadema from Abu Dhabi. Other new cruises include an Asian route on the Aida Bella and Nile cruises.

Schauinsland is keeping prices generally stable for next winter, although Egypt holidays in top locations and during the peak season will go up by moderate single-digit rates. There are early booking discounts of up to 30% until the end of August.  

Meanwhile, the tour operator is making a late addition to its summer 2019 programme by offering holidays in Montenegro. Twelve hotels are bookable, with more due to follow soon.