New for 2020: Epic Australia & New Zealand plus Design Your Day®Experiences
DOWNERS GROVE, IL – April 29, 2019...As luxury travelers continue to plan further in advance, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) releases a 2020 Preview of dates and prices for the company’s 20 most-requested Luxury Small Group Journeys, along with an epic new journey that combines Australia & New Zealand. Also new for 2020 is the addition of Design Your Day®, an exclusive A&K offering that allows guests to personalize a group journey.
“We’re seeing several new trends amongst luxury travelers, including longer booking lead times, increased interest in personalization and a desire for more active elements,” explains Abercrombie & Kent USA President Keith Baron. “Our guests are booking Luxury Small Group Journeys a full month earlier this year — on average eight months in advance – while certain popular destinations like Egypt and East Africa require even longer lead times to secure preferred dates.”
“The demand for more customization led us to add Design Your Day options to every Luxury Small Group Journey. This was an idea that we first introduced on our Private Jet Journeys,” says Baron. “Beginning in 2020, all of our Luxury Small Group Journeys will feature Design Your Day, with a choice of at least three expertly-curated excursions, with one designed for more active guests.” In China, guests may explore the West Bund Art Center, savor street food or walk through Shanghai’s historic Jewish Quarter. In Southern Africa, there is a choice of visiting a rural village in Zimbabwe, privately touring an artisan jewelry studio or biking along the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls. In Australia, guests have the choice of a cruise around Sydney Harbour, a bike tour with a local guide or a walk through the historic Rocks District, Sydney’s oldest neighborhood.
New for 2020 – Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under
Explore two inspiring destinations on one comprehensive journey, from the Outback of Australia to the fjords of New Zealand. Enjoy a relaxing stay at Longitude 131º with unparalleled views of majestic Uluru. Spend a day on the Great Barrier Reef followed by a chance to see indigenous Australian wildlife up close. Explore New Zealand’s Milford Sound from the air and from the water. Learn about life in Queenstown by visiting a private home and the gallery of a world-renowned local artist, as well as enjoying a tasting and tour of the caves at a local vineyard. 17 days from $14,995 per person, double occupancy.
A&K Luxury Small Group Journeys are limited to no more than 18 guests, which opens the door to exclusive hotels and a world of insider access, from private museum openings to visits with local people in their own homes. The intimate group size allows A&K to choose the best five-star hotels, boutique lodges and camps in one-of-a-kind locations. A Resident Tour Director® orchestrates the entire experience, accompanying guests throughout and sharing their beyond-the-guidebook perspective.
A&K journey features exclusive, locally-inspired moments designed just for A&K guests, such as the opportunity to Ride Like a Local and explore a charming neighborhood by rickshaw, get a taste of local cuisine at a Chef’s Table, or enjoy a Scenic Sundownerwith a refreshing cocktail in an unforgettable location as the sun sets. Breakfast in Bed is an exclusive amenity for A&K guests, providing two opportunities to enjoy continental breakfast served in the comfort of their hotel room, as well as Traveller’s Valet® laundry service at the midpoint of the journey. Private arrival and departure transfers are always included, regardless of when guests arrive or depart, as are all gratuities, except for the Resident Tour Director, which is at guest discretion. Guests also appreciate Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel, as well as complimentary Internet access.
Abercrombie & Kent’s 2020 Preview features an extensive choice of travel dates with more than 20 scheduled small-group departures in most destinations. Peace of mind comes from knowing that every Luxury Small Group Journey is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests. Encourage clients to reserve their preferred dates now with a fully refundable deposit on 2020 journeys. Go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com, call 800 554 7094 to speak with a travel consultant or contact a travel professional.
About Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent pioneered luxury adventure travel with our first African safaris in 1962, and today our award-winning travel services extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. A&K’s custom itineraries and small-group journeys offer one-of-a-kind inspiring experiences, while our 55 on-site offices ensure invitation-only access to the people and places that make every destination unique. Join the world of A&K by following us on Facebook, Twitter: @AKTravel_USA and Instagram:aktravel_usa.