October 2017

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Luxury Travel

In this Issue:

  • VIP Wellness Stays at All-Inclusives in Mexico
  • What is a Travel Designer?
  • Posh Stays in North America
  • Spas to Love at Sea
  • Onsite Review: Bespoke Experiences in Ireland & County Down
  • Onsite Review: The Buccaneer, USVI
  • Onboard Review: Uniworld’s Joie de Vivre
Gordon Ramsay of Hell's Kitchen. (Erik Kabik)

VEGAS: What’s New, What’s Hot

Here's what's hot and new in Las Vegas that your clients sure won't want to miss out on.
Qatar Airways is offering its First and Business Class passengers luxury amenity kits.

Travel Talk: Airlines

Luxury is subjective. For some it’s a lavish penthouse suite at a high-end hotel, for others it’s an immersive cultural experience with VIP perks, and for others it’s the simple things like extra leg room on a flight, better flight access, or an over-the-top charter aircraft.
Outdoor massage at the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Florida.

Posh Stays

Whether your roster includes bookworms, music aficionados, or those with an exemplary culinary palette, these posh stays have something to offer all the unique clients you work with.
Cap Maison’s The Cliff at Cap restaurant in Saint Lucia.

9 Top Resorts with All-Inclusive Packages

Save this story; Google says you won’t find an article like it anywhere else, despite the fact that it bundles information travel agents really need.
The therapy pool at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.

Spas to Love at Sea

We’ve handpicked a few cruise lines whose spas we love. They’ve got sexy settings and delightful treatments your clients will crave while sailing the oceans of the world.
Longitude 131° is a luxurious wilderness camp in Australia.

Exotic Travel: Captivating Stays…

Across the globe wellness has been synonymous with luxury, and these captivaiting stays offer clients pampering experiences, as well as high-end treats your upscale clientele will want to take dive into.
Front hall at The Merrion.

Globetrotting: Bespoke Experiences in Ireland & County Down

Adams & Butler, a luxury destination management specialist with itineraries in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England (as well as Africa), shines the spotlight on those unique experiences travelers are seeking out.
Bird’s-eye view of the pool area at Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen.

Globetrotting: Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

Sipping coconut water straight from the source while wading around an infinity pool overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, I thought to myself, “this is the life.”
Beachside at The Buccaneer.

Globetrotting: The Buccaneer, USVI

Although hurricanes Irma and Maria did enormous damage in several Leeward Islands, including St. Croix, The Buccaneer came through in unusually good shape.
The infinity pool is one of many places on board passengers can sit back and relax.

Globetrotting: Viking Sky—A Spirit of Exploration

With its own Viking Heritage Museum and decor that intertwines ancient Viking lore with sleek Scandinavian design, Viking Sky felt like the perfect ship for exploring the Baltic and Scandinavia.
Accommodations with a view on board the Joie de Vivre.

Globetrotting: Uniworld’s Aptly Named Joie de Vivre

Introduced this spring, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest Super Ship is as French as the Seine River it sails, from the Pierre Frey Braquenie fabrics and plush velvet dining room ceiling to the local wines the sommelier selects to complement regional culinary choices featured at each meal.
Susan Farewell.

What is a Travel Designer?

Chances are you’ve heard the term “travel designer” and you’re not alone if you’re uncertain as to what it actually means.
Accommodations at Royal Hideaway Playacar.

How Do Your Clients Define Luxury?

Luxury travel. What does that term mean in today’s world? In the travel industry, it’s been the topic of conversation for quite some time and has been an ever-evolving concept.