It’s part of ‘the New Year’s resolutions’ wave that most holidays in the sun get booked and kilos to be lost before the summer bikinis  are to be worn are decided.

For others it’s about how to contribute to cleaning the oceans, how to maintain inner peace or how to find a home for abandoned animals.

There is really no limit to what one might set as their New Year’s resolutions for 2016.

For some it’s simply a wish, for others a form of prayer, whilst for others it becomes part of a regimented practice.

Is yours a target, like visiting Corfu or swimming with dolphins? Is it a plan like buying a house or getting into shape?

Can you achieve your resolutions alone or do you need a little bit of help from your friends to make things happen, to encourage you and to hold your hand as you attain your goals?

Do you keep your New Year resolutions private, do you write them down in a diary or do you share them with family and friends?

Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts.

The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named.

In the Medieval era, the knights took the “peacock vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry.

Stephen Duneier, on the other hand, is a professional investment manager, strategy consultant, speaker, lecturer and artist who, in 2012, gained notoriety for his “12 for 2012″ project in which he learned 12 new skills and did 12 charitable things that didn’t involve writing a check as part of his New Year Resolution project.

These are but some of the things on Delfinia Hotels’ 2016 New Year Resolutions list:


  • Becoming even more environmentally responsible as a business.
  • Contributing to a positive tourism profile for Corfu Island as a holiday destination with exceptional natural beauty.
  • Making a difference to the lives of our guests by providing a peaceful and relaxing environment.
  • We would like to witness an increase of Dolphin populations in the Ionian Sea and to contribute to clean sea awareness.


Setting feasible goals and intentions and then achieving them can contribute to a positive and healthy life.

Contributing to making a difference to someone’s life can feel better for the giver than the receiver.

What might your New Year resolutions be this coming year?

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