How Luxury Travel Is Evolving (Has Evolved)

Luxury Travel

No one can resist the urge/opportunity to travel in luxury. Some of us are willing to pay the extra coin to travel in style, the extra comfort, as well as get the best value for the money. The definition of luxury, however, varies from one person to the other, and especially where money and affordability are concerned. It is for this reason, and more, that economy travel and budget holidays have been on the increase in the recent past. Luxury travel has also been evolving as well; one of the reasons you should grow with it. You can still enjoy the perks that come with luxury travel even when on budget. Here are some of the ways luxury travel is changing.

1. Airport

The crowds in airports and having to queue up for hours to get yourself a ticket or board the plane can be a stressful experience for many. You however never have to deal with the hustle and bustle in airports unless you need or have to. One way to avoid hours upon hours of queues at the airport would be to book for tickets online. In addition to this, you can always wait for your flight at the airport lounge as well. Unknown to many, the lounge area isn’t dedicated to first-class ticket holders only. You can, therefore, take advantage of the serene environment in the lounge area even when travelling on the economy class. This makes it particularly useful for those travelling for business or holiday.

2. Hotels

Hoteliers seem to have mapped out this market pretty well and especially when it comes to entertaining and capturing the attention of specific clientele. – take a look at Going Luxury for example They offer all forms of luxuries ranging from swim-up pool bars, all-inclusive options, complimentary snacks, as well as private airport transfers among others. While all these perks come at a cost, you can still keep the costs to the minimum through budget travel and hotel packages. Whatever destination you have in mind, there will always be budget flights, apartments, as well as hotels fitting your budget.

The Hilton Hotel chain is an excellent example of hotels that provide luxurious surroundings and comforts you would need. Your definition of luxury may, however, differ from everyone else’s perception. Factors such as spa rooms, gourmet foods, poolside service, late checkout, sleeping zones, and private changing rooms are most often than not used to define luxury in hotels. According to Trivago, the true meaning of luxury should be centred around a special welcome touch for guests, full-size toiletries, complimentary refreshments, oversized but soft bathing towels, and plush pillows among others. This is what would make one feel, ‘special’.

3. Flight

The definition of luxury has also been redefined in the world of air travel. According to Channel 4 in a ‘behind the scenes’ review of luxury flights, a £9,500 one-way luxury package on Singapore Airlines would earn you a private bedroom, suite, a wardrobe, a leather chair, a 32” TV, and an ensuite bathroom.

4. Car

The automotive industry has also evolved to provide some of the most luxurious forms of transport you can get on the road. The Audi A3 Saloon, for example, offers sophisticated technology and innovative design, all meant to keep the driver and passengers safe and comfortable all through. The saloon comes equipped with unique features such as parking assist, edge detection, cross-traffic assist, rear visual support, as well as driving modes that make it easy navigating through city streets. Such features were only a dream a few decades ago.

5. Train

Train travel has seen significant advancements in the last few years. Booking a first-class seat for your train journey will enjoy complimentary meal service among other perks throughout the journey. While you may still have to stand to stretch your legs, a train holiday is something to remember for the rest of your life.

6. Coach

Most students will use cheap travel to and from campus (school) to save money/last through the term. The Mega Bus is a good example of a preferred mode of travel for those looking to save some money. Holiday travel, however, requires something more comfortable than merely getting from one point to the next. Some companies major specifically on providing luxury coach services for a comfortable ride. These coaches come equipped with an on-board kitchen, a coffee machine, as well as comfortable armchair-style seats.

Whether planning for a budget holiday or want something more luxurious, preparing early and researching on hotels, flights, and local travel can see you save lots of money, and still be able to travel in style.

Steffy Alen

Steffy Alen