Luxury means different things to different people. This is especially true when it comes to things like travel. Some people think of luxury as traveling in style with tickets for either businesses or first class and staying in 4 or 5-star accommodation everywhere you go. Others see it as having personal staff at your disposal everywhere you go, so that no matter where you are, you’ll have a 5-star experience. There are a few things anyone can do, regardless of what your perception of luxury is, that will make your next trip truly memorable and radiate luxury. Here are 6 things to make your vacation more luxurious and a trip to remember.
1. Charter a Plane
There are fewer things that scream luxury more than chartering a plane. When you book luxury private charter flights, you open the door to a whole new form of luxury. Private flights are both an incredible luxury and incredibly convenient. You don’t have to deal with long boarding queues, and delays because unknown passengers are still shopping at the duty-free, disappointing airline food, etc. They get you from point A to B in no time at all, and you are able to skip all sorts of traffic. What’s more, is that you won’t have to bother with terribly long passport control and security queues, and you can get access to places that those bigger airlines can’t get you. Smaller planes can land on smaller runways, so your choice of destination suddenly just grew exponentially bigger.
2. Fly First-Class
If chartering a plane isn’t something that appeals to you, flying first-class is also a luxurious experience and can absolutely transform any trip. You have all sorts of additional comforts like priority boarding, luxurious meal services, bigger and better TV screens, and the highly coveted extra legroom. These additional luxuries mean that you arrive at your destination feeling well-fed and well-rested. This means you don’t waste a day recovering from your flight and can make the most of your trip. Yes, first-class costs significantly more than economy, but when you sign up for an airline’s rewards program or a frequent flyer program, you can get great deals and save. It gives you points towards a first-class ticket, which helps you cut costs in the future. It is a truly great experience and once you fly first-class, it’s very difficult to fly anything else.
3. Upgrade Your Room to a Suite
When you think about staying somewhere luxurious, you’ll usually picture staying in a suite. Suites add that extra level of comfort and luxury that you need to have a great night and make your accommodation feel worth it. You want to book a place that you feel excited to return to after a day out. Suites come with all sorts of fun extras. They are bigger and, in this case, definitely better. You have access to things like whirlpool bathtubs and private balconies with stunning views. Be sure to shop around for the best deal for you. Some credit card providers have discounted prices at certain hotel chains.
4. Plan Ahead of Time
Don’t leave things to the last minute. It is important that you plan things ahead of time. Things like booking your room, your flights, your activities, your food preferences for the plane, and anything else, should be done in advance to avoid stress and potentially ruining your holiday. When things go wrong, they detract from the luxurious experience you are trying to enjoy. Planning ahead of time makes things more enjoyable, and luxury is all about having a good time, isn’t it? Booking at the last minute also significantly reduces the things you have access to. The best deals and best accommodation could be gone, meaning that you either have to look elsewhere or pick up the leftovers, which feels about as luxurious as it sounds.
5. Get a Travel Advisor
If you know you are terrible with time management, know you won’t have the time to look for accommodation, or feel like you wouldn’t know what to look for, get a travel advisor. As far as things go, this is one of the best ways to ensure that you have a luxurious vacation. Having someone put together your entire vacation itinerary means that every moment is packed with adventure and excitement. But it doesn’t stop there. You have someone who not only knows and is very familiar with what luxury travel and accommodation should be, but you also have access to first-class service from a professional who will be able to sort out any issues you encounter on your luxury trip.
You might find that you can’t live without a travel advisor and that you make a habit of using one for each trip you make in the future. They really take the stress out of traveling abroad. If this s the case, then you will be pleased to know that most agencies have membership packages. These come with a variety of bonuses and that makes using them feel that much better.
6. Private Transport
It’s important that you always try to arrive at your destination in style. Booking a private vehicle to get you from the airport to your accommodation is the best way to start your vacation off with a bang. Picture this – you are met at the airport by a private driver holding your name on a sign. This means you don’t have to wait for someone to pick you up or go through the frustration of finding a taxi or an Uber. It also means you don’t have to worry about getting around town and getting lost, because you have a local person who knows exactly where everything is. You don’t have to worry about public transport, and you don’t have to rely solely on walking around to get from point A to B.
Even by using only a few of these tips, you can greatly enhance any trip, adding that extra needed luxury. You can apply these to any sort of vacation to make your trip memorable and truly relaxing. We hope that you try them out and that you have a fantastic vacation.