Turning left when boarding the plane is the dream of many, and it seems that more and more of us are now experiencing the perks of the first-class lounge as we start to enjoy more luxurious travel. Whether it is the end destination or the way we get there, people are now making the most of the luxury side of the holiday market when they decide to take some time away from home.
Having lived through a pandemic, people seem more determined than ever to enjoy themselves. One person who has seen the ups and downs of the pandemic is Kuldip Rait, owner of luxury chauffeur company White 7 Bedford, he commented “With many denied a holiday for a very long time, those who are now looking to travel want to do so in style making luxury resorts, five-star accommodation, first-class travel and private options top of many wish lists.”
He continued “This has meant that the luxury holiday market is becoming more appealing as people become determined to live for the moment and make the most of what they have.”
Luxury travel also provides more opportunities to make your trip unique. The more you pay, the more you are able to tweak your trip and make it exactly what you want it to be. This might include day trips, items within your accommodation or the route you take, allowing you to tailor it to your needs.
The luxury experience should begin as soon as you reach the airport, and so booking into an airport lounge is a great way to relax and avoid the stress of crowds and queues. These lounges were once exclusive to those travelling first-class but can now be booked in advance by anyone who wants to take advantage of the space and peace that they offer.
This is the spot where you can enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks in added comfort, and some even come complete with games consoles to keep the little ones (and a few big kids) out of trouble. It can make the process of flying much more relaxing and pleasurable when you are able to enjoy a stress-free environment before boarding the plane.
If you are travelling on business, it is the perfect environment to catch up on any work without disruption, and free wi-fi is usually in place to make this easier.
Travelling in luxury means moving away from the budget airlines and thinking bigger. Whether it first-class, business-class or executive-class, there are all sorts of ways to fly with a little indulgence. These can offer a variety of things to enjoy, including complimentary food and drink, elevated levels of service and your own bed. There is no limit to how much luxury is available, with some more extravagant airlines even offering passengers their own private suite.
To take things a step further, you might even consider chartering your own private jet to provide complete privacy for your whole journey as well as levels of service that is usually only synonymous with the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Choosing somewhere to stay always requires careful consideration, which is why an increasing number of hotels go a long way to make their five-star resorts stand out. Whether it is the plushest pillows and luxury toiletries, or gourmet food, spa rooms and poolside service, there is plenty on offer to make your stay special.
The key things that luxury travellers look for are peace and privacy. That is why resorts now offer private cabanas that allow you to tuck yourself away and enjoy the seclusion that is available.
Other holidaymakers tend to prefer a private villa that can come complete with chefs and butler services whilst providing the ultimate in privacy and freedom for you and your family. If this is still not secluded enough, there are private islands available to hire and ensure you stay firmly within your social bubble.
A life on the ocean waves is also proving a popular option, with river cruises, ocean cruises and even private yachts all offering different experiences for your trip.
Chauffeur driven vehicles
It is often said that it is not the destination that is important, but how you get there, which is why there has also been a rise in chauffeur driven transport. Whether it is for business or pleasure, it is now seen as a service that is open to many and gives a sense of style and luxury to any journey. Hiring a luxury chauffeur-driven car can ensure you reach your destination in opulence or make your airport transfers more enjoyable.
These chauffeur services can also be used for a private sightseeing tour around a city, as the drivers tend to be very knowledgeable of the area and can show you the major sights as well as hidden treasures. The cars themselves are luxury models that allow you to travel in absolute comfort, with plenty of leg room and discrete drivers. They are always kept in immaculate condition and a great way to enjoy yourself and make a statement.
Chauffeur driven cars are also proving popular in the business world. By not driving, you have more time to catch up on work and phone calls whilst avoiding the stress of route planning, traffic jams and parking. Arriving in a luxury car can give business associates and clients a good first impression that is likely to stay with them.
Whilst it will take a while for travel routes to return to normal, now is the time to start booking that trip of a lifetime. With more people able to work from anywhere, travel is now more accessible for those who were once tied to a desk, allowing them to work from even the most far-flung destinations.
Life is for living, and more people are choosing to make the most of their holidays to create something more special than they have perhaps considered before. This move towards luxury travel shows that holiday-makers no longer take the ability to go abroad for granted, and are more concerned with ticking items off their bucket lists and creating memories that will last a lifetime.