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Luxury Travel
For the upscale traveler, the affluent, the rich, and the rich and famous.  In short, those who are able to enjoy some of the more expensive pleasures to be had on this planet, we offer this page on luxury travel. The rest of us can still enjoy the simpler pleasures of life that bring us happiness too.  There is a Luxury Lodging section at the bottom of this page.
 
Also see our Luxury Trains, Sailing Ships and Tour Operators topics for other luxury travel options.
 
Some Luxury Travel Websites

Virtuoso.com.  This is the travel industry's leading leisure travel specialist network.  They have over 6,000 travel specialists who are chosen by invitation only to become virtuoso travel specialists,  They will help you plan your luxury travel to any place in the world and for any activity you have in mind.

Forbes Traveler.  This is an upscale travel website from Forbes magazine that covers luxury travel.
 

14Trips.com.  "Luxury travel at smart prices".  A beautiful website with deals all over the world for traveling in luxury at reduced cost.
 
Abercrombie & Kent. No section on luxury travel would be complete without the premier name in luxury adventure travel. Every time we see the name we think of Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro ". But they do wonderful trips and safaris all over the Planet Earth.
 
Absolute Travel    They offer private luxury travel to Asia, Africa, South America and the South Pacific.  Their tours can be easily customized to fit your schedule.
 
All Travel Luxury Travel    Offering luxury travel by land and by sea.  The land travel is organized by geographical areas and the sea travel by cruise lines.
 
Distinction Travel. United Kingdom.  An excellent website with comprehensive, luxury travel information in a beautiful format.
 
Expedia Luxury Travel  Their Luxury Travel section is divided into four areas: Luxury Vacations, Cruises, Hotels and Activities.
 
Luxury Explorer  A beautiful web site for luxury travel. They say they are " The World Atlas of Luxury Travel"
 
Luxury Link Traveler  A beautiful and comprehensive web site for luxury travel.
 
Marco Polo Vacations They specializes in luxury independent travel. They handle travel arrangements for the rich and famous. 
 
MSNBC Luxury  This is MSNBC's section on luxury including a good list of articles of luxury travel.
 
1-World Adventures.  Links to a good selection of luxury tour and travel companies.
 
TravelGuides.com.  Pamela Lanier's company has this excellent, comprehensive website covering worldwide Bed and Breakfast accommodations, small luxury hotels, family travel, African lodges, golf resorts and restaurants.
 
Travel Source: Yachts Worldwide   This is one of the best places on the web to find yacht and sail boat charters worldwide.
   
Travelwizard.com  This beautiful site covers luxury travel worldwide including escorted luxury tours.
 
Vantage Deluxe World Travel  Vantage Deluxe World Travel offers tour packages all over the world.
 
Virgin Island Sailing Ltd  Worldwide yacht charters with crews and bareboats (no crew).
Luxury Lodging

Some Luxury Lodging
If you don't have a particular hotel or hotel brand in mind, just search the web using the name of the city + luxury hotels.

Open World.  The hotel gateway for the business executive and those who can afford the finer things in life. They also have links to other sites of interest to the upscale traveler.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World   This beautiful sites lists over 280 small luxury hotels in the world.  You can select by hotel name, country, or type and make reservations online.

Barclayweb  One of the world’s largest and most reputable collections of short-term apartment, villa, cottage and condo rentals. Supplemental services include car rentals, sightseeing tours, theater tickets, rail passes, and cell phone and laptop computer rentals.
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection   They have 10 luxury properties in London, Geneva, Cape Town and Palm Beach.
Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts   They have four luxury hotel brands - Melia Hotels, Tryp Hotels, Sol Hotels and Paradisus Resorts.

Wendy Perrin's Worldwide Villa Guide.   Conde Nast Travelers Consumer News Editor Wendy Perrin has researched and thoroughly vetted and vouches for 35 villa rental specialist in 16 countries in this 2006 article.  Thank you Conde Nast Traveler for this excellent service to the luxury travel market.

Luxury Link   This beautiful sites lists over 280 small luxury hotels in the world.  You can select by hotel name, country, or type and make reservations online.
The Best Luxury Hotels in the World   This is the Five Star Alliance collection of luxury hotels.

 

 
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