The world has changed. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit in2020 it changed the way we think, it changed the way we interact, and it changed the way we travel. For one, it brought to light how important it is for us to leave it all behind and get away for a while. For many, it’s an absolute essential for happiness and a sense of fulfilment… but it also made us rethink our travel habits.
Once we realized how much we all like our personal space, it’s hard to think about going back into crowds of people. Many still do not feel comfortable enough to take a trip, but have become restless at home. So how do we move forward? How do we accommodate travelers’ safety concerns without potentially risking their health in a world where there are still so many unanswered questions?
While most of the travel industry took a hard hit from CV19, there is one aspect of it that grew and thrived because it was already set up in a way that addressed all of these concerns- Private Travel.
It’s the new trend!
When you hear ‘private travel’ most people tend to imagine the most luxurious, over-the-top vacations that are only available to the rich and famous, but the truth is, it’s more accessible than you think!
Private Travel is an organized trip for you and a very specific group of people… and no one else. This style of travel allows you to bond with those you care about, or would like to get to know better. It’s a great opportunity for family bonding, team building, intimate celebrations, or anyone just looking to escape the maddening chaos of the general public for a while.
While it’s true that some use travel as a way to meet new people and make new friends, the truth is that most people who travel would rather be in smaller groups and with people they know. We like our personal space. The less we have to interact with the public, the better. Unpredictable public transportation, impersonal group tours, and contending with strangers at the beach is out! Want to know what’s in? Private jets, private guided tours, and having an entire island to yourself!
Yes, Private Travel is definitely more exclusive, but it doesn’t have to be exclusively expensive. There are numerous private experiences out there that will fit just about any budget. Due to the current demand, more companies are offering unique tours and excursions for small groups that cost the same as, if not less than, what you’d pay for a week in the Caribbean. You just have to know where to look and who to talk to. (That’s my, by the way!)
What are my Private options?
The best news is that just about anything can be booked as a private experience, and customized just for you. Please feel free to reach out to me if you’d like more information on anything you see here today…
Plan flights around your schedule. Skip airport security and board directly. No layovers. Fly in comfort. Access to more destinations.
Private Homes & Villas
Beautiful, well-manicured, secluded houses. No noisy neighbors. No sharing accommodations with strangers. Can be fully staffed.
No fighting for the best spot on the beach. An entire secluded island just for you and your guests. Usually fully staffed and all inclusive. Perfect for reunions, private events, and destination weddings.
Private Tours & Excursions
Small group experiences. Explore just about any country in the world. Professional and knowledgeable tour guides to pilot you. Ask the questions you want answered. See the things you want to see.
An entire ship just for you and your private event. Great for reunions, corporate events, and weddings. Explore a variety of different destinations. Luxurious, unique, and usually all-inclusive.
Great for fishing trips, sight-seeing and exploring, or just cruising around on. Captained by your own personal guide. A truly unique experience to captivating destinations.
Limousines, sports cars, private jets, helicopters, etc. Get from one place to another they way you want to. Several private islands already offer private transfers built into their pricing.
Many private islands also have their own resort. Even if you don’t want to book the entire island, you can still book a room, bungalow, or villa on the property.
Most private islands, resorts, and villas come fully equipped with their own personal entourage of people to make your stay as luxurious as possible. Those that don’t include a service you’re looking for can usually be booked at an extra cost.
Destination weddings, vowel renewals, family reunions, company retreats, family holidays, couple’s retreats, group meet-ups… The reasons are endless. Whether it’s a private cruise, resort, or island, there are options available to accommodate your event.
This Sounds Great… How Do I Start Planning?
Because this is no ordinary trip, you’ll want to be sure to book all of your private needs through a qualified travel agent who specializes in Private Travel.
Private Travel is actually quite different from casual travel when it comes to planning. Your large hotel chains and commercial airlines book thousands of trips a day and are accessible to just about anyone. However, most private options are exactly that… private. Because many accommodations are not listed to the public, an agent must build strong, working relationships with those whom they will be booking with directly. It takes a long time for an agent to acquire a collection of options that they are confident in and proud to offer to their clients. It will be well worth it to invest in someone who is very familiar with how this process works.
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If you’re looking for someone who know all about the ins and outs of this exclusive business, I’ve got you covered. Private Travel is not only my favorite style of travel to plan- it’s what I actually specialize in! I am always excited to be able to talk about it and offer it as an option to my clients. I would love to meet and get to know each and every one of you personally, so if you’d like to hear more about Private Travel, or are ready to start planning your next adventure, please “schedule a consultation” with me below!
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