What’s so good about luxury travel anyway?

Young woman enjoys drinking coffee and coconut. Koh Phangan island, Thailand

It goes (almost) without saying that luxury travel offers incredible experiences in the world’s finest properties, but there’s also a lot more to it. Once your clients have travelled at the pointy end, they’ll never want to go back.

It offers exceptional experiences

Welcome to a world where everything is possible. Penthouse suites, butler service, private jet flights and Michelin-star dining. On top of that, luxury travellers are able to have experiences that money can’t by (thanks largely to their expert agents).

Rather than simply attending a gallery, they will take a private tour of an artist’s home. They will meet with locals and learn about their way of life or go shopping at a market with an award-winning chef.

These are experiences that will genuinely enrich their lives, give them a greater understanding of the world and provides a deeper insight into themselves.

It’s seamless

When it comes to luxury travel, everything is just so easy. The best agents and travel providers will ensure that everything (and we mean everything) is taken care of. Flights, hotels, transfers, private tours, exclusive experiences and more will flow seamlessly into each other without a hitch.

Claudia Rossi Hudson from leading high-end agency Mary Rossi Travel frequently arranges special services for clients that ensure their travel goes off without a hitch. Special airport meet and greets whisk clients through fast track security to a luxury car where their luggage (and a glass of champagne) is already waiting.

Helicopter transfers from airport to hotel with private immigration officials to stamp their passports. In room check in at hotels, often with the use of a private entrance straight from the car park to the suite.

Baggage forwarding that means bulky items like golf clubs or skis don’t can meet the client where they need to be, rather than having to follow them to whole way. With luxury, the travellers every need should be taken care of – even before they realise.

It’s (almost) risk-free

True luxury consumers are often highly time-poor. They are also used to having advisers and support resources across a broad range of categories.

The more affluent the consumer the more likely they are to rely on advice from a trusted agent or travel advisor. That means that they will be using only the best providers or operators, who are personally tested and recommended by these high end agents.

Luxury travellers won’t face disappointment when they arrive at a sub standard hotel or be frustrated by an inexperienced tour guide.

It’s good value for money

Luxury travel is never going to be cheap, but that doesn’t mean it can’t represent good value for money. High net worth individuals are happy to spend (and spend big) but they want to be sure that what they are getting is the very best.

This is an area where service can make the difference between a good travel experience and a great one. Luxury travellers want their expectations to be exceeded every step of the way to feel that they are getting the best value for money.

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