CRA Travel News – USA
By Fiona Tapp
For most of us, our first post-COVID-19 trips will be to visit out of town family and friends or perhaps to enjoy vacations that had to be postponed due to the virus.
But for the ultra rich the world really is limitless when it comes to the most luxurious and exclusive experiences.
Take the second iteration of VistaJet’s World collection, Safe Havens for example.
This service provides completely bespoke and personalized travel itineraries for those with very discerning travel tastes and budgets to match.
VistaJet is the first and only global private aviation company offering its members truly unique travel experiences. For those who can afford to fly privately it also offers arguably a much safer travel experience following a pandemic. Less people accessing the aircraft and private waiting areas lowers the chances of infection.
In fact, VistaJet reports that flying privately as opposed to commercially lowers touch points from 700 possible interactions to just 20.
As such they expect to see an increase in first time private flyers who are prepared to absorb the extra cost to benefit from more safety precautions.
So, Where Can You Fly When Money Is No Object?
The Safe Havens portfolio includes seven exceptional destinations, which all offer privacy and exclusivity.
One experience being offered through a collaboration with award winning luxury travel company, Abercrombie & Kent, is a 14-day tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos which includes:
- A 3-night stay at the exclusive Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge
- 7-nights on a privately chartered cruise ship in the Galapagos with a leading scientist from the Galapagos Science Center
- A chance to visit the Cotopaxi National Park
- And a day spent with world record breaking mountain athlete Karl Egloff!
Another option is to explore the Velaa Private Island, in the Maldives.
Expect a private butler on hand to cater to your every whim in one of 47 private villas, 18 of which are suspended over water. Celebrities or just those who crave total privacy will love the Romantic Pool Residence which provides ultimate seclusion and can only be reached by boat.
Stay closer to home by retreating to The Town, in the mountains of Colorado. Here you can live out your frontier life fantasies as a modern-day cowboy.
You’ll also find a spa, nightly entertainment and gourmet dining but you’ll have to sign an NDA to learn more!
If your big bucks travel dreams feature life on safari, you’ll probably lean towards the South Africa experience with ROAR AFRICA.
Over 100,000-hectares of remote private property, you can observe wildlife in their natural habitat while enjoying total luxury.
Other experiences include island dreams in Jamaica with Entourage Travel, a vineyard tour through Chêne Bleu, in France, or even a stay in a private castle in Scotland.
More experiences and destinations will be added to the Safe Havens collection throughout the year.
For most of us these luxe members-only travel experiences will be out of reach but they sure do make for some inspirational trip planning and hey, if you have the spare change or you happen to win the lottery you’ll know where to fly, privately of course!
Article Credit to Forbes.