High-end tour operations are teaming up with luxury hotels to offer upscale traveling experiences that often include private jet travel.
- Chartered flights with stays in luxury hotels are now part of a package deal for companies like TCS World Travel and Four Seasons.
- TCS World Travel can book a little more than 50 passengers per plane. Four Seasons plans to start booking private plane tours in 2024.
- Companies charge between $20,000 and $140,000 for each trip.
Why it’s news
Pandemic restrictions spurred this luxury-travel trend as wealthy travelers looked for ways to avoid crowded transportation. Now, the trend has continued as luxury hotels and tours combine their resources to create the ultimate vacation for their clients.
These high-end vacations come at a cost. A trip from the U.S. to the Caribbean in February through hospitality company Aman, for example, can accommodate 14 guests at $225,776 for a couple or $152,776 for an individual.
Guests will fly on an Airbus 319 that normally accommodates 150 passengers. However, this plan has been reconfigured to fit 19 passengers, lounge chairs, coffee tables, an inflight shower, and a bedroom.
Travelers receive the full luxury experience from the private plane to high-end private cars and exclusive tours of locations.
“You’re being totally spoiled, it’s private jet travel that goes to any island, anytime. You’re staying at the best suites in that destination. It’s so exclusive and has such a variety,” says The Luxury Institute CEO Milton Pedraza.
TCS World Travels has been hosting these luxury vacations for three decades. Often, the trips have a theme guiding the travel destination. “Golf around the World” is one upcoming trip in early 2023. The destinations include locations in Oceania, Asia, and North Africa. The experience comes with a $147,000 price tag per person.