Both Ving and Fritidsresor are responding to the increased demand for westward holidays. Ving has 16 destinations, of which eight are brand new; Curaçao, Jamaica, St Martin and Mexican Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos and Akumal. Punta Cana and Bayahibe are new destinations in the Dominican Republic as well as a seven day round trip in the footsteps of the Mexican Maya Indians.
Amongst many things, Fritidsresor has combinations with Barbados, which has been on the books before, but now with the new destination of St Lucia. Barbados has the beaches and the nightlife, the neighbouring island, St Lucia, is green, quiet and cheap.
Fritidsresor are reintroducing the Dominican Republic to their programme. This “budget” Caribbean, with places such as Cabarete and Playa Dorada, has generally a lower standard, but is compensated by the fact that many hotels are situated directly by the beaches.