Luxury Travel is a way to experience a destination in comfort, style and luxury. It can include everything from luxurious hotels to private tours, and is a popular choice among travelers looking for unique experiences that can’t be replicated.
The idea of luxury has changed dramatically from an emphasis on ‘things’ to ‘experiences’, as travellers move away from tangible goods and are keen to be more authentic in their choices. According to a recent survey by hotel management company Abercrombie & Kent, discerning travellers today are less interested in designer handbags and jewellery than in access to the places and experiences that represent the true meaning of luxury.
Creating a genuine connection with their environment and culture is important, so hotels need to show that they are able to deliver this. One example of a hotel that has done this well is Andaz Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya in Mexico, which features local crafts and artworks throughout its property, as well as tequila classes for guests to learn about the region’s history and traditions.
A high level of hospitality is also important to travellers, so it’s crucial that luxury hotels offer a friendly and approachable service. They also need to be able to offer a range of perks for their guests, including late check-outs and no-fee cancellation.
Despite the economic crisis, there’s been a recovery in the worldwide travel sector and domestic leisure travel is expected to pick up. As long as hoteliers and resort owners can offer a quality product, they’ll see the benefit in the years to come.