Maybe your clients weren’t nominated for an Academy Award, but recommend one of these fabulous, celebrity-style getaways—all included in the Oscar goody bags gifted to the nominees. Tell your aspiring celebrity clients that if they book quickly, you’ll throw in a jet ski (hint: costume designer Mark Bridges was the big winner on Oscar night).
- A 12-night Tanzania safari with International Expeditions will take your Oscar fans to this exquisite East African nation, where they can take in intriguing cultures in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. Daily game drives during this Tanzania wildlife safari take them into the acacia savannahs and grasslands of the Serengeti for opportunities to spot East Africa’s herds of wildebeest, zebra and more, along with predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog. Accommodations are in sumptuous lodges that form part of the Elewana Collection, including Tarangire Treetops Lodge, composed of 20 spacious suites elevated above the ground affording views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab trees; the Manor at Ngorongoro,located on a huge coffee estate adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation area; and the Pioneer Serengeti Camp, situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the big five with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains. International Expeditions will customize the entire safari getaway for your clients. ietravel.com
- A 7-day Hawaii trip at Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, an Autograph Collection property, will have your clients making out like an Oscar-worthy celebrity if they book one of the Luxury Villas, the largest of any hotel or resort on Kauai. They offer expansive lanais and fab views—make sure they don their paparazzi sunglasses—and come in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom configurations. Hotel amenities include three pools: the Lagoon pool, the Tranquility pool and the Main pool, with waterslides, infinity-edge, swim-through waterfalls and grotto, poolside cabanas, and multiple jacuzzis. The resort is offering a 5-night-minimum Penthouse in Paradise package with accommodations in the 4-bedroom, 5-bath, and 3-lanai villa. Package includes an haute cuisine dinner at Merriman’s Restaurant (a $250 value), a pre-stocked pantry and fridge with $150 worth of groceries and treats—including high-end spirits, tropical fruits, and even lilikoi jelly—plus a mid-size vehicle from Enterprise Rental Cars for the duration of the stay. koloalandingresort.com
- A stay at Avaton Luxury Villas Resort in Halkidiki, Greece, part of the Relais & Chateaux collection. This beachfront retreat, overlooking the turquoise waters of Athos Peninsula, features 16 villas, most with private pools with in-built sunbeds—sumptuous accommodations fit for an Oscar nominee. The resident-only onsite restaurant serves Greek cuisine and there’s an onsite mixologist who’s a food-pairing expert. VIP services include a massage, a yoga session, and a cruise around Holy Mount Athos, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument on a yacht. avatonresort.gr/en