I’ve perhaps always been a firm believer in getting full value for any money I spend, but ever since I realised I’d been bitten by the travel bug a while ago now, the inner penny-pincher in me has been truly emancipated. By no means am I cheap; I mean I do enjoy some of the finer things life has to offer, but anyone who harbours a deep-running love for travelling can never have enough money, ever!
There’s just so much more you can do in so many more places to visit and at times it’s about just getting a taste of a destination or activity, if only just for the short experience.
Trust me, when you have a limited budget to work with you start to understand the true value of what your money can buy. Still, one cannot help but dream of travelling intrepidly and in true style, getting a full taste of what luxury travel is all about. It’s often always a case of having to choose between luxury and quantity however, because in place of just a single business class flight one could rather milk the same fare for about three or four economy class tickets, and perhaps even some good accommodation as well.
Having had the pleasure of experiencing flying first class just once before, I’m kind of caught between declaring that the hefty fee attached to it is all worth it and on the other hand that at the end of the day it’s about reaching the destination, not the flight/trip itself. I mean it’s nice to be able to take a luxury sunset cruise along the Mediterranean once in a while, so too resting one’s head on a silky smooth and soft pillow in the presidential suite of a five-star hotel.
The reality is that luxury travel is only really perceived to be limited to an elite few who can afford to splash the cash just to get a little bit more comfort than the rest of us mere travellers. What I did learn however is that luxury travel is indeed possible on a budget. It’s all about having the right information and using it when it matters most.
Travel agents are at the forefront of the travel industry and as a direct result of that strategic position, these guys have information! All you really have to do is ask. Ask questions beyond your usual requirements of transportation fares and accommodation. Yes, that’s primarily what travel agencies are for and they can get some really good travel and accommodation fees for you, but if you just ask questions beyond that you’ll be pointed in the direction of some major channels to access some
Yes, that’s primarily what travel agencies are for and they can get some really good travel and accommodation fees for you, but if you just ask questions beyond that you’ll be pointed in the direction of some major channels to access some perks which fall into the “luxury travel” bracket.
That’s exactly how I caught wind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in a private jet, which I, unfortunately, couldn’t take advantage of because my planned departure dates really couldn’t be adjusted at such short notice. Anyway, the deal was if I could’ve worked out a way to depart a day earlier to Paris, I could’ve travelled via the French Riviera in true style, on a chartered private jet which was returning to Nice empty since it had been booked for a one-way charter.
Talking about private jets, I remember that some of my friends had earlier recommended me to search for charter booking sites like Jettly (who are known for offering affordable private jets). I was told that because companies (like the one mentioned above) offer online booking, it could be possible to get a charter quote beforehand. This could actually be helpful for all those who feel that hiring a private jet is not fiscally amenable. However, it could be a good idea to first visit this website and gather knowledge regarding this form of air travel.
Discount Booking Sites
Rather ironically, discount booking sites are a literal goldmine for luxury travel deals you can get on a budget. Not only do you get discounts for the actual accommodation you’re looking to book, but your travelling preferences could put you in line for some special discount deals. That presidential
That presidential suite I mentioned earlier is a reality that befell me as a result of a five-star hotel not meeting their targeted occupancy percentages on what turned out to be a beautiful Thursday morning for me.