‘OOH week’ or ‘Off Our Hands’ week is the latest trend to hit travel. The countdown is on with the HSC starting today. Parents who have nurtured their children throughout their years of schooling, find they need a break too, and they’re not wanting a shared room at schoolies on the Gold Coast.
Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan of Five Star PR said, “I have been seeing a trend over the past two years in regards to many of my travel industry clients with parents booking an OOH week or even more than a week. Travel clients who are offering a cocoon of relaxation for mum and dad following the stress of getting a child through the HSC include VOMO Island in Fiji, a safari at Angama Mara in the Masaai Mara and an escape on a luxury yacht such as the Moorings in Tahiti or Tonga.”
“I am personally planning to escape after the last HSC exam next year and I have Tulum on my radar. I’m not sure if a week is enough to relieve the stress so am planning at least two weeks away,” said Lenoir-Jourdan.
Karen Marvell, Director of Sales at VOMO, said “After this level of investment from everyone involved, what could be better than some quality chill time on a tropical island in Fiji that is far far away from everything to do with schools, deadlines, timetables and schedules? What could be better than some island time, making memories as a family at a quiet relaxing destination far removed from an otherwise noisy world?”
David Reid, Head of TUI Marine said, “Parents of teenagers are loving the all inclusive offering from The Moorings luxury yachts which includes a skipper and a chef and leaves you to really relax, plan your own course and sail in some of the most exotic destinations in the world. Croatia is very popular with the market as well as Tahiti for both couples and families.”