Luxury Escapes has announced a new exclusive partnership with Abercrombie & Kent, amid a global surge in travel touring, with Luxury Escapes seeing close to a 40% increase in tour bookings in 2023.
From October 2023, Luxury Escapes members will have exclusive online access to A&K’s global portfolio of products. Those products will specialise in luxury small-group journeys across Japan, Egypt, India, Africa, Europe and more destinations. A&K products will be available to be booked stand-alone or in conjunction with other Luxury Escapes products in a tailored itinerary.
All Abercrombie & Kent products will feature on Luxury Escapes’ “Ultra Lux” platform which offers a dedicated service for members looking for the most premium luxury travel experiences. The Ultra Lux platform caters to discerning travellers and A&K purchases will receive access to a range of exclusive Ultra Lux provisions including complimentary airport transfers (conditions apply), a dedicated Luxury Escapes concierge service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At this stage, A&K is the only operator listed within its new ‘Ultra Lux Tours’ category.
The partnership between Luxury Escapes and Abercrombie & Kent comes as data from the 2023 Travel Trends Report reveals travel tops the discretionary spend list for most Australians with 60% of respondents saying they planned on spending more on travel in 2023 than they did pre-pandemic.
These findings are reinforced by data from Bain & Company that shows pending on luxury goods and experiences grew by roughly 20% in 2022 with luxury hospitality a key driver in the $2.1 trillion luxury market.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Abercrombie & Kent to Luxury Escapes,” said Adam Schwab, Co-Founder and CEO Luxury Escapes. “At Luxury Escapes, we are proud to offer the very best travel products, advanced technology and customer service and look forward to sharing the Abercrombie & Kent selected portfolio with our members.”
“With more consumers looking to book those once-in-a-lifetime holidays, we’re excited to bring even more exceptional travel to even more people around the world,” added Schwab.
Debra Fox, Managing Director for A&K Asia Pacific said the company was proud to partner with Luxury Escapes.
“A&K’s portfolio of Journeys offers everything this new Ultra Lux customer segment is looking for: immersion, local encounters and authenticity. With the largest DMC network across our extensive range of itineraries available through Luxury Escapes we can offer insider access and unrivalled experiences for our guests,” Fox said.