What are Multi and Twin Centre Holidays?
In a nutshell, multi-centre means more than one destination whilst twin-centre refers to travelling to just two destinations. Such holiday types are often referred to as “multi-destination”, “multi-stop” “two-centre” or “two-stop” but all simply mean travelling to multiple destinations.
A common misconception about multi-centre holidays is that they come with a high price tag and it is understandable why. Two for the price of one seems too good to be true when it comes to a holiday, however, often through meticulous planning, travellers can experience much more for a lot less than expected. You may travel to multiple destinations every time you holiday abroad, or alternatively, a multi-centre holiday may be a completely new concept for you; either way, our experts are here to advise, guide and help plan your new adventure whatever your knowledge and requirements.
How do they work?
There are two options for tackling a multi-destination holiday, the first being to focus on one country and travel domestically, for example flying into Bangkok and connecting to Phuket. Opposingly, you can up the ante and visit more than one country on your multi-centre holiday. The beauty of such holiday types is the tailor-made diversity, flexibility, and value offering – the world is truly your oyster.
Logistically, our ready-made packages will ensure a smooth process from first take-off to the last landing, no matter how many destinations there are in between. With that in mind, creating a tailor-made multi-centre trip has never been easier, take inspiration from our range of combinations below, and get in touch to edit or start from scratch.
Benefits of a Multi-Centre Holiday
1. Stopover Benefits - A popular style of multi-centre holiday is a stopover on route to a destination further afield. The benefits of implementing a stopover include breaking up a long-haul flight enabling a much more enjoyable travel process. Additionally, incorporating a stopover often reduces the costs of flights whilst also allowing you to experience culture and beauty commonly in complete contrast to your final destination.
2. Affordability vs Value Benefits – As mentioned above, a multi or twin-centre holiday can more than double the value of your airfare offering a variety of destinations connected by more affordable internal flights. The added value comes from the much greater variety of experiences you can enjoy at a little extra cost, perfect for those seeking both beach and city getaways.
3. Environmental Benefits – Instead of holidaying in one location and the following year visiting another, combine the destinations and visit both on one holiday. This will reduce your long-haul plane journeys and therefore your personal environmental footprint.
4. Cultural & Enjoyment Benefits – It almost goes without saying that by doubling or tripling your holiday destinations will double or triple your cultural experiences and travel enjoyment. Many people find a week is not a long enough break, whilst two weeks in the same destination a little too long. Splitting your holiday into multiple destinations ensures a two-week getaway is continuously exciting, with access to new activities, cuisines, and culture.
Popular Destination Combinations
Of course, not all combinations are suitable for multi-centre or twin-centre holidays - it's not really practical to combine two destinations on opposite sides of the globe. However, there are plenty of regions in the world that make ideal multi-centre destinations, both because of the incredible richness and diversity that exists within their borders, and because travelling within them is increasingly easy.
Below are a few examples of popular multi and twin-centre holiday combinations - read on for ultimate holiday inspiration:
Many holidaymakers implement a scheduled stopover in Dubai whilst en route to the magical Maldives. This reduces the long 11-hour UK to Maldives flight to the much more manageable 7-hour UK to Dubai trip combined with a 4-hour Dubai to Maldives journey. With Dubai becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, many find breaking up the flight with a visit to the man-made desert metropolis the perfect solution. The combination of tropical beaches and pure tranquillity with glistening skyscrapers and vibrant nightlife is a tempting mix many travel enthusiasts are now opting for.
Thailand is a must-visit destination offering an abundance of bucket-list cities home to a variety of iconic experiences, landmarks, and cuisines. Choosing just one city in hopes of experiencing all that Thailand has to offer is simply not feasible; however, combining Bangkok with Phuket offers opposing experiences providing travellers a more rounded Thailand adventure. Visit Buddhist temples, indulge in tasty street food and join the non-stop nightlife Bangkok has to offer, to then recover on some the world’s most picturesque beaches in Phuket. Experience the best of both city and beach when you choose a Thailand multi-centre holiday.
- USA and Mexico
Holidaymakers who cross the Atlantic can maximise the value of their trip – this destination combination is perfect for a triple-centre or tour of the USA finishing in Mexico, just a 3-hour flight away. Many travellers desire to visit more than one American state, hence the growing interest in US multi-centre holidays. Visit the concrete jungle of New York and travel on to the coastal beaches of LA or the entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas. Due to its neighbouring proximity, a concluding visit to Mexico must not be missed – kickback on Riviera Maya’s beautiful beaches or explore ancient ruins for an authentic dose of culture. It is no surprise why this idyllic combination has become such a well-travelled multi-centre route that is further growing in popularity.
Explore our selection of pre-planned multi and twin-centre holidays below for a hassle-free plan. Alternatively, speak to our multi-centre experts and design your bespoke package, benefitting from exclusive offers on flights, hotels and more!