The Changing Face of Private Travel
Abercrombie & Kent Introduces 2013 Luxury Private Travel Portfolio
More and more people are trading in their business cards for passports. Very different from mature travellers of the past, they are individualistic, freedom-seeking and believe that living the good life is about doing and experiencing more – on their own terms. They prefer luxury with a sense of well-being and favor boutique hotels that offer a genuine welcome and a distinctive sense of place. And – most importantly -- they seek out authentic cultural experiences that expand their understanding of the world.
In response to the growing demand for this kind of personalized travel, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) developed the Luxury Private Travel 2013 brochure filled with independent journeys led by private A&K guides and specially designed to help travellers plan their next adventure with ease.
New this year are 28 Destination Guides, recommending the must-see places in more than 65 countries, as well as sites not on everyone’s radar, but which A&K’s experts have highlighted for their distinctive character. Each destination featured is a place where A&K’s deep roots and long-established local connections can deliver the most authentic and rewarding travel experiences.
Recommended Routes for Tailor Made Private Travel
For those who prefer a completely customized trip, Abercrombie & Kent created Recommended Routes – brief sample itineraries suggested by local A&K experts, which correspond with the locations described in the Destination Guides. These can be used as framework to build upon during consultations with your travel professional or A&K’s Private Travel Specialists to begin the detailed planning of the perfect Tailor Made itinerary.
Signature Series: The ideal private journey, ready to book
A&K’s most-requested itineraries in destinations around the world are featured in Signature Series itineraries that include the “must-see” sights and the finest hotels—as well as expert local guides, private transfers and selected meals. The day of departure and the structure of the itinerary are fixed, but there are many convenient dates. Since the hotels are pre-reserved, one phone call provides instant confirmation and guaranteed pricing. Designed for those who prefer the privacy, freedom and flexibility of travelling alone, with a spouse, or a small group of family and friends, these life-changing trips make “independent” the most convenient way to travel.
With so much culture, cuisine and history to offer, Europe is made for a custom itinerary. Tailor Made European Elements are pre-planned, four-day single destination itineraries that showcase the most popular regions in Europe. Ideal for a first or fifteenth visit, Tailor Made Elements are designed to be mixed and matched, and with over 40 destinations to choose from, creating your own European odyssey has never been simpler. For those looking to experience Europe at a more leisurely pace, Canal & River Cruising options abound in France, Holland, Central Europe and the UK. Whereas larger groups of family and friends may prefer a European Villa as their home base from which they can explore at their own pace.
A separate Worldwide Hotel Portfolio showcases luxury properties that meet A&K’s rigorous standards of comfort and service, in a standalone design allowing for convenient side-by-side reference with the Destination Guides.
The ultimate travel luxury is peace of mind, which comes from having everything professionally pre-arranged and reserved, with an English-speaking driver/guide meeting you at each ship, train or plane. Abercrombie & Kent is one of the few companies with a staff of destination experts devoted to bespoke travel. These Private Travel Specialists bring a rare blend of knowledge, patience and most of all, creativity and caring to work with you to create a completely customized itinerary. They take time to understand your needs, getting to know your tastes and interests, and use A&K’s global network of 50 overseas offices and travel partners to make arrangements that match your travel dreams -- and exceed your expectations.
Year after year, Abercrombie & Kent’s inspiring journeys win the recognition and praise of travellers and travel professionals alike. A&K was named World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the 2011 World Travel Awards; Best Luxury Tour Operator by Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel Weekly; and – for the 13th consecutive year – Best Tour Operator in Africa by Recommend magazine.
Not sure where to begin? Go to www.abercrombiekent.com to view the new Luxury Private Travel 2013 brochure or call 800 554 7094 to speak to a Private Travel specialist.
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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 50 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 and Twitter: @AKTravel_USA.