Luxury travel packages are more popular than ever as “value added” trips and experiences have become the norm rather than the exception. Packages offer many benefits to “ad hoc” travel planning. Elaborate and lengthy trips can be easier to plan, budget and many times, (but not always!) provide greater discounts overall. Here in Louisville, the best place to start planning your next travel experience is with the local luxury travel experts at Platinum Travel. A Virtuoso member, Platinum Travel specializes in high end packages and experiences along with any other regular travel needs and information.
Platinum Travel, www.platinumtvl.com , (or email them at [email protected]), can do all the research for you, but if you like doing your own homework start by considering the airlines servicing our airports. For the truly luxurious trips, you might have to change planes once or twice. In Kentucky, Delta services Lexington and Cincinnati and from there Miami is a gateway to everything sunny. In Louisville, Southwest is big but your options for direct/quick flights are limited to mostly domestic flights to places such as Miami and Tampa. According to Platinum travel, the most popular and easiest destinations for Louisville locals are Mexico, Florida and the Caribbean.
With that in mind, below are three exclusive trips easily accessible for Louisville travelers,
If you are into cruising, the Tropical Holiday Package, on Crystal Serenity: 14 nights, Departing several different dates. This package includes visiting seven different islands including Antigua, St. Marten and Turks and Caicos. The cruise offers Feng Shui inspired spa treatments, gourmet shipboard dinning. Rates start around $8,000 per person. Cruise departs and returns from Miami and air fare to Miami is not included in the price.
For golfers there is a four night package in Barbados at world famous Sandy Lane, available thru December 2010, starting at $1,000 per room, per night and provides a $100 spa credit, full body massage, a round of golf per person including the cart (a golf lesson from with the pro) and complimentary lunch for two. Air fare is not included in the price.
For an amazing island adventure, Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay Club can be reached several times a day via Miami. They offer a 5 night package available through December 17, 2010 including a villa junior suite, full American breakfast, fruit basket and champagne up arrival, $100 food credit, $250 resort credit and complimentary use of Kid’s Town. Rates start from around $2000 per room, double occupancy. Air fare is not included.
And, as always, you receive an exclusive special amenity when you book through Platinum Travel.
More high end packages can be found at by visiting www.platinumtvl.com or www.virtuoso.com. Ask them for the “Trips of a Lifetime Catalog” which lists options for safaris, African adventures and Aztec experiences!
Next up: high end family vacations and packages: more popular than ever!!