2018 collection of worldwide journeys includes nine new itineraries, exclusive Chairman’s Collection and personal travel narratives
RYE, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2017 – Luxury Gold is breaking new ground in the travel industry with its enhanced 2018 worldwide collection of journeys, elevating the concept of the modern luxury vacation and offering agents new opportunities to grow their luxury business.
These 42 exceptional small-group journeys on six continents feature nine new itineraries (including independent trips for the first time ever), and a Chairman’s Collection of the world’s most exclusive travel experiences, all presented in a luxury travel magazine unlike anything currently on the market.
Offering a variety of travel styles, modes of transport and experiences, these journeys demonstrate Luxury Gold’s commitment to providing tailored itineraries to suit your clients’ diverse tastes and desires – and open the door to a wide range of potential new clients. In addition to guided vacations, Luxury Gold offers private independent trips, luxury safaris, river cruises and train excursions, and moves guests from destination to destination using the best and most appropriate mode of transit available: luxury coaches, mini coaches, planes, trains and even luxury automobiles. Our new door-to-door airport transfer service, available on select journeys to Europe, Africa, India and Asia, is just one example of the type of luxurious tailored amenities guests can expect.
All Luxury Gold journeys, including the nine new itineraries in Great Britain, Croatia and Montenegro, Scandinavia, France, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and India, also incorporate exceptional dining, the finest properties with impeccable service, and unique VIP Experiences that engage the senses. For example, in Lima, Peru guests have the chance to visit the studio of world-famous artist Víctor Delfín and chat with him about his life and work; on Capri they’ll savor fresh seafood at the two-Michelin-starred L’Olivo, the island’s best restaurant; and in India they’ll stay like royalty at the magnificent five-star Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. Each trip is led by a dedicated, passionate Traveling Concierge, who is available to personalize the trip to each guest’s desires, and is always ready to share in-depth knowledge of the destination.
2018 also sees the introduction of Luxury Gold’s exclusive Chairman’s Collection, curated by Stanley Tollman, chairman of The Travel Corporation (TTC),Luxury Gold’s parent company. He has leveraged his extensive personal connections to bring guests truly impressive experiences available only to the privileged few.On select departure dates guests will rendezvous with extraordinary local characters in splendid surroundings: they’ll lunch with an Italian count at his grand Tuscan villa; visit the gardens of Alnwick Castle with the Duchess of Northumberland; dine with a French noble at Paris’s oldest café; and attend a drinks reception with Princess Anita von Hohenberg at Artstetten Castle.
“Building on our strong heritage and expertise, we’ve transformed ourselves as a luxury travel company, offering more travel experiences for a wider range of clients,” said Phil Cappelli, president of Luxury Gold. “We’re no longer primarily a European guided vacation company – think of us as a provider of luxury travel experiences, both guided and independent, with a variety of travel choices.”
The new-format 2018 catalogue not only offers an overview of Luxury Gold’s collection of itineraries, but is also interspersed with narratives from a variety of contributors that illustrate the company’s industry expertise, commitment to sustainability and passion for luxury travel. Journalist Costas Christ of National Geographic, Luxury Gold CEO Ulla Hefel Böhler, past guest Teresa R. and others share personal stories that bring destinations alive and demonstrate the power of travel to transform both individuals and the environment for the better.
With over 100 years of industry expertise, Luxury Gold is a family-run companythat is dedicated not only to ensuring that guests have life-changing experiences, but also to supporting and appreciating agent partners.
“Travel agents now have more opportunities to grow their luxury business with a partner who is committed to the trade and supports them with top commissions, cooperative marketing initiatives, and the industry’s most dedicated sales team,” Cappelli said.
Luxury Gold recently expanded its team with new district sales managers across the eastern U.S., and opened an office in New York City. These efforts will allow the company to continue to build its mutual business with travel agents, and help agents bring in new clients.
To celebrate these new luxury journeys, your clients can save 10% with the Early Payment Discount, and $800 per couple on business class airfare.
For reservations, agents can contact Luxury Gold at 800-582-8380, or visit www.luxurygoldvacations.com.
About Luxury Gold
Luxury Gold sets an unmatched standard with its collection of award-winning journeys. Guided by a Traveling Concierge, Luxury Gold is a journey beyond the ordinary, where guests enjoy exclusive VIP Experiences, savor exceptional dining and relax in luxury hotels on every curated itinerary. As global leaders in luxury travel with expertise accumulated over nearly 100 years, Luxury Gold epitomizes extraordinary exploration to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. To find out more, visit www.luxurygoldvacations.com.
About The TreadRight Foundation
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. Founded by Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, TTC, to date TreadRight has supported more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. As an official Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, TTC is dedicated to bringing the industry together with a shared goal of benefiting local communities and the environment. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.