Luxury travelers are people who travel smartly, and know how to get the best service without having to fork over a mountain of cash. To help make your next travel experience less stressful and much more enjoyable, take a look at travel tips from OROGOLD Cosmetics for luxury travelers.
Use a Bespoke Travel Agent or Join a Luxury Travel Club
Upmarket travel agents have spent years developing relationships with partners all over the world, and are the best starting point for planning a trip. Their business contacts are the connections that you need to enjoy exclusive rates and extra amenities, such as room upgrades or entertainment tickets. You could also join an exclusive travel club, where you pay an annual fee to have year-round access to villas, holiday homes, lodges and yachts worldwide. If you really want to grab a luxury bargain, have a look at some of the many travel auction sites that are available.
Make the Most of Your Flight
Rather than looking at your flight time as being an unavoidable inconvenience, think of it as rare, uninterrupted alone time, where you can do the activities that you otherwise don’t usually have the time for, whether it be a book that you’ve been meaning to read or a movie you’ve been dying to watch. If you are a frequent flyer, check to see if you can use your air miles for a business or first class upgrade. Even if you’re not flying business or first class, many airlines offer you the opportunity to pay a small fee for a seat with extra leg room, giving you the chance to stretch out your legs. It is always a good idea to bring along a small pouch filled with little treats, be it practical items, such as lip balm and lotion, or luxurious extras, such as lavender oil and your favorite tea bags.
Every destination will have their high and low seasons, and the high ones are best avoided. Try to book an off-season trip, as not only will prices be cheaper, meaning that you could get a suite rather than a basic room for the same price, but the crowds will be much more bearable. Although many tourist seasons are based on the weather, there are also plenty that are dictated by the American holiday calender, so flexibility with your dates could make a huge difference.
If you are traveling as a family, choose a resort or hotel that offers a complimentary kids’ club, or activities for children. There are many resorts that also cater to teenagers, who can be very hard to please, with under 18 activities. If you are not traveling with your family, and want a quieter vacation, take a look at some of the luxurious adult-only resorts all around the world.
With the right frame of mind, traveling does not need to be at all stressful, and everybody can have a luxury experience with just a bit of preparation. Be sure to always thoroughly research your destination before getting there, or, better yet, before booking your trip, so that you know exactly what to expect, as well as what you need to plan and prepare for.