The Travel Corporation‘s high-end touring program, Luxury Gold, has unveiled its 2019 Worldwide Magazine with over 50 enhanced luxury guided journeys, offering VIP experiences with the emphasis on personalisation and exclusivity.
Curated by TTC’s Chairman, Stanley Tollman, Luxury Gold is a variety of top-shelf travel experiences unlike any other, which include its exclusive Chairman’s Collection, offering a rare opportunity to meet Legendary Locals such as Princess Anita von Hohenberg at her Austrian castle and making music in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning musician, Charlie McCoy.
An online hub called My Luxury Gold has been rolled out, enabling travellers to touch base with their Travelling Concierge before they depart for their holiday. With the addition of Your Way, guests receive a choice of included experiences to customise their journey. On days with “Relaxed Starts,” guests can enjoy breakfast in their room at no extra charge – a new Luxury Gold offering.
The program explores Europe, Britain, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Americas in “exquisite luxury,” with select journeys limited to 24 guests.
Luxury Gold continues to enhance its luxury portfolio by adding new journeys, VIP experiences and guest benefits. Bespoke journeys are another new and exciting offering and travellers can now create their own tailor-made holidays including Greece, Ireland, Scotland and Africa.
In addition, to capture early bookings, the Luxury Gold magazine has launched over two months earlier than previous years, aimed at enabling loyal travel agents an incredible opportunity to sell Luxury Gold to new clientele, while also allowing return clients to book much earlier than previously possible. As an added bonus, Luxury Gold is offering a 10% Early Payment Discount for reservations paid in full by 31 January 2019.
“For the 2019 edition of our Luxury Gold magazine, we continue to share inspiring stories from our “tastemakers,” seventeen individuals who are passionate about travel, food, wine, art, music and history,” commented Lorraine Sharp, Managing Director Luxury Gold.
“These tastemakers’ stories are a great selling tool for our amazing travel agents and provide opportunities to refine their knowledge on our exceptional experiences with this shareable content.”
Sharp told LATTE that “Luxury Gold in Australia has made significant inroads in the short time it has been a stand-alone product.
“Sales continue to rise and the Australian market represents significant volume, being the second largest market globally for Luxury Gold, just after the US. We’re proud and very fortunate to work with our incredible global teams to help bring our experiences to life for our guests.” Luxury Gold Managing Director Australia, Lorraine Sharp
“Our Chairman’s Collection offers extraordinary experiences that are exclusive only to our travellers. One of the best-selling itineraries, Majesty of the Rockies, will see guests have the chance to join Olympic skier, Rob Boyd, for an exclusive reception in Whistler – a new addition to our 2019 itinerary, and one we know our travel agents will enjoy selling,” Sharp said.
Travel agents and clients can now explore the complete Luxury Gold collection including five new luxury guided journeys with a selection of exclusive VIP experiences, luxury hotels and exceptional dining. In New Zealand, there are three revived additions, including The Long White Cloud 22-day journey, comprised of a North (Endless Shores) and South (Southern Drift) island itineraries. Other options include:
Ultimate Ireland – Over 12-days, travellers will explore the natural elements of the country, meeting some colourful characters along the way. From esteemed author and Dubliner Trevor White, with whom guests will enjoy a Michelin-starred dinner at L’Ecrivain, known for its flavourful classic French cuisine, to Killarney locals and the lively performers of Gaelic Roots.
Castles & Kingdoms – Travellers will experience the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London which has been carried out every evening by the Beefeaters for the past 700 years on this 20-day adventure through Britain and Ireland. This stately journey offers a special Chairman’s Collection experience, meeting the Duchess of Northumberland for a private tour of her beautifully restored gardens at her home, Alnwick Castle, on select departures.
Remarkable Russia with Trans-Siberian Option – Explore the world’s largest country, filled with decadence and ornate beauty. The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg will open to Luxury Gold clients for a private, after-hours visit. They will sip champagne and delight in the splendid ambience as they explore the treasures of the palace of the Tsars with an art historian. For the Trans-Siberian Express option, clients will spend an evening at the Ritz Carlton Moscow before continuing their journey on board the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.
New England’s Magnificent Autumn – Guests will delight in New England’s scenic autumn landscape on Luxury Gold’s 10-day journey. They will enjoy a private, after-hours tour of the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the largest collection of his illustrations, memorabilia and photography. In Lenox, they will savour locally-inspired dishes and historical ambience at Table Six, one of the top-rated restaurants in the Berkshires.
America’s Captivating Pacific Northwest – Travellers will explore the Northwest’s sweeping coastlines and sample artisan flavours over nine captivating days. They will enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Aqua El Gaucho, considered Seattle’s best waterfront dining experience, showcasing stunning views of Elliott Bay. Guests can relax during their stay at Seattle’s most historic hotel, The Fairmont Olympic with almost 100 years of luxury service standards.
For more information on the program, see www.luxurygoldvacations.com/au