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Top 10 destinations - SCE Solicitors

Our top 10 favourite holiday destinations visited over the last 10 years

Lockdown easing has begun this month at last and UK holidays are back on.  Whilst this is music to our ears, the big question on everyone’s mind here at SCE is whether foreign travel will be allowed this year.  We love our travel jaunts and we’re itching to get back as soon as it’s safe. 

We have a bit of a tradition here at SCE of sending postcards from our travels so whilst we wait for the green light, we thought we would delve into the rather eclectic array of postcards we have adorning our office notice board and relive some of our travel memories…the sea, blue skies, sand between our toes.

Check out our top 10 worldwide travel destinations. Who knows, maybe it will inspire your next trip? How many have you visited?

  1. Utrecht
    Described as the beating heart of Holland, Utrecht is a place where you can never get lost due to the Dom Tower at its centre, which you can see from wherever you are. The city has the Netherlands’ largest university and busiest train station and in 2012 was voted in the top 10 of the world’s unsung places (Lonely Planet).
  2. Hollywood
    Tinseltown – the place where aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true, well certainly in days gone by. It has been synonymous with the film industry since the early 1900s when film makers started setting up studios there instead of New Jersey, to escape being sued by Thomas Edison who held most of the motion picture patents at that time.
  3. Los Angeles
    Famous for so many things, it’s difficult to pick a highlight about LA but aside from all the glitz and glamour did you know it has the busiest container port in the Americas and it has the 3rd largest GDP of any city in the world, after Tokyo and New York.
    Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, making Los Angeles only the third city to host the Olympics three times.
  4. Maldives
    From the drama of LA and Hollywood to the paradise that is the Maldives. We’d rather quite like to escape there right now for a bit of tropical sunshine and serenity. Anyone for cocktails?
  5. Antalya
    Antalya is the fastest growing city in Turkey and also one its most luxurious resorts, which is clearly why we like it. We love the mix of Roman historic remains and perfect sunny beaches.
  6. Warsaw
    We think Warsaw is a great and really interesting city and really surprised us with its amazing food. Did you know it used to be referred to as ‘Paris of the East’ due to its beauty before it suffered in World War II. We say Warsaw should be top of your list for your next city break.
  7. Yalikavak
    Colourful pasars (markets), ancient Greek amphitheatres, sailing boats and beaches, you can’t really ask for anything more from a summer holiday in this Turkish resort.
  8. Benalmadena
    What can we say about the Costa del Sol other than it is a quintessential Spanish holiday resort and we’re big fans. I bet you didn’t’ know that it has the tallest Buddhist stupa in Europe measuring 33m!
  9. Lisbon
    Pasteis de nata (custard tarts to you and me), port and piri piri chicken are just a few of the reasons why the whole team here loves Portugal. In trying to find some interesting facts about the country, we discovered that it is the oldest nation state in Europe, with Lisbon said to be four centuries older than Rome. Portugal is also the world’s biggest cork producer.
  10. Rome
    Last but not least on our top 10 is Rome, the ‘Eternal City’. We’re unsure whether we love the history, art and architecture or the pizza and gelato the best! Here’s something I bet you didn’t’ know – Rome has 280 fountains and 900 churches and nearly 700,000 euros worth of coins are thrown into the Trevi Fountain every year, which are subsequently donated to Caritas.

As we all await the possibility of travelling abroad again, it is important that employers understand the ins and outs of employees wanting to travel – managing holiday requests, quarantine periods, Covid tests, paying staff if they can’t work.

Follow the link for answers to some of the questions on this subject.

Employers questions on foreign holidays

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SCE Solicitors is a boutique employment law and litigation practice based in Leeds which advises clients nationwide. Please note that the information in this blog is to provide information of general interest in a summary manner and should not be construed as individual legal advice. Readers should consult with SCE Solicitors or other professional counsel before acting on the information contained here. 

Samira Cakali

Samira Cakali is a pragmatic and approachable solicitor advocate with extensive contentious and non-contentious experience in the fields of employment law as well as civil litigation, within a range of commercial businesses from SME’s to multinationals as well as senior executives.

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