In the search for luxury travel and accommodations, your options are plentiful, but all of the options can be overwhelming. This is where the help of an agency comes in. If you’re a traveler who appreciates luxury, though, it’s important to choose an agency that specializes in luxury travel. Let one of our picks for the best luxury travel agents craft the perfect luxury vacation for you.
Luxury Travel Works
Keeping true to their mission, “The luxury is in the experience”, Luxury Travel Works bills itself as “a full-service travel agency for people passionate about luxury travel”. Led by Erin Logsdon, Luxury Travel Works has been sending its clients on luxury vacations around the world since 2011. Using an agent helps you go beyond what you’ll find on the internet. Erin notes, “We have access to special international airfares that are not available to the public, trips on Virgin Galactic to space, and package deals and tours that you won’t find anywhere else.” Based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Erin and Luxury Travel Works can work with you regardless of your location.
TÜ Elite bills itself as a luxury travel concierge. As with any good concierge, they have a vast knowledge base that will be helpful in planning your luxury vacation. They say that they are an “unrivaled blend of culture & luxury where personal journeys are designed personally”. You won’t be choosing a prepackaged tour off a roster with TÜ Elite, rather, they let their creativity and curious natures shine and craft a unique experience to meet your needs, just for you. They’re based in London so, of course, they have a vast knowledge of Europe, but their expertise traverses the globe.
Rated one of the “Top Travel Websites” by Travel+Leisure magazine, Zicasso matches travelers with specialists to plan their luxury vacations. They encourage you to “travel to the four corners of the world, without going around in circles.” They also very succinctly note that anyone can dream of a great vacation, but to make it happen, it takes hard work – and they’ll do that work for you. One aspect of Zicasso that makes them unique is that they work to match you with up to three leading travel specialists that fit your needs and personality. You just provide your destinations, the dates of your travel, and what you like to do on vacation, and those three specialists will compete for your booking.
Abercrombie & Kent
You’ve most certainly heard of Abercrombie & Kent, they’ve been creating luxury travel experiences for more than 50 years and are credited with pioneering the luxury travel movement. Their trips are exclusive and combine that with comfort and authenticity at an award-winning level, on all seven continents. In addition to planning your luxury vacation, they’ll put you on the ground with local tour operators and guides that will assist in bringing your custom luxury trip to life. In addition to their custom vacations, they also have a wide range of options for group travel and other tours with which you can join. Travel Weekly has classified Abercrombie & Kent as ”Best Luxury Tour Operator” and “Best Tour Operator, Africa” for more than 10 years running.
In operation since 1982, Classic Travel is a member of the Virtuoso network. They have connections globally with tour companies, cruise lines and some of the world’s best hotels. They’re in New York which aids in the fostering of such relationships as well as in maintaining a diverse client base. That client base includes high-profile people in art, fashion, and finance. Classic Travel says that they define travel style as they provide options for a variety of destinations around the world. As they say, Classic Travel “features exclusive one-of-a-kind custom experiences designed just for our members. Private jets, extraordinary dinners, and an insider’s access to the world’s most desirable destinations.”
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