Insight Vacations and Signature Tours by Creative Travel introduces Luxury Gold Worldwide itineraries for High Net Worth Individuals in India
The increasing spending propensity of aspirational Indians, exposure to luxury products, better job opportunities, and the emergence of the ‘experience-hungry’ traveler, are some of the critical factors that are driving the premium outbound travel sector in India. The Indian market, interestingly, is fast outpacing even its BRIC peers in premium travel segment, spurred by a genuine desire to experience true, bespoke luxury travel.
To cater to this growing luxury travel market in India, which is expected to grow at CAGR of 12.8 per cent in the next decade, two of the most reputed names in travel industry have collaborated to provide some of the finest experiences for their “guests”. While New Delhi-based Creative Travel has been in the business for over four decades, Insight Vacations has also been catering to its esteemed and growing number of guests for almost forty years. The collaboration between the two companies is expected to close the yawning gap that currently exists in the luxury travel segment for Indians who want to travel in elegance and style while savouring authentic, local-led experiences.
Insight Vacations’ has launched Luxury Gold Journeys in collaboration with Signature Tours by Creative Travel. The first-of-its kind in the Indian market, Luxury Gold features 38 expertly crafted escorted journeys delivering five-star elegance and incredible VIP experiences across Europe , North and South America, India, Southeast Asia and Australasia.
Explaining the luxury product offering at the launch in New Delhi, Rajeev Kohli, joint managing director, Signature Tours by Creative Travel, said, “What we curate is a real-time, experience-led, truly inspired journey for the traveler. For a long time, outbound travel has been a rather unsophisticated experience for Indians. With the expertise of Signature Tours and the signature experiences by Insight Vacations, we are bringing in a premium quality, niche product that showcases our ethos and ensures an exclusive experience for the guest.”
John Boulding, CEO, Insight Vacations said, “A hallmark of our Luxury Gold holiday includes immersive and exclusive behind the scenes experiences such as a fascinating meet and greet with the choreographer at La Nouvelle Eve, one of Paris’ top cabaret shows, or an out of hours visit to Venice’s magnificent Doges Palace with an art historian, long after the crowds have gone home. As well as our Exclusive VIP experiences, Luxury Gold features Epicurean dining on every itinerary, and in Europe that means a Michelin starred restaurant on every single trip.”
Catering to the well-heeled, HNI traveler who wants to see the world as a ‘local’, Insight has tours that visit more than 50 countries, Guests stay in excellent hotels always handpicked for their great locations in the heart of the action and enjoy a variety of smaller group touring styles guaranteed to suit all preferences and guests travel on business class coaches.
Journey beyond the ordinary… sampling luxury, privately.
# The 2017 Gold Journey tour in Venice, Italy, will have you stay in 5-star luxury at L’Hotel Bauers, located directly on the Grand Canal. Enjoy wonderful seafood on the fisherman’s island of Burano. Join an art historian for an out of hours, private visit to the magnificent Doge’s Palace. Later, after relaxing in a luxurious gondola, interact with a master craftsman who will reveal the secrets of glassblowing.
# In Rome, you will enter Sistine Chapel for a private tour with an expert while in Paris you will be led by a food connoisseur for a gourmet walk to sample local delicacies for an experience that is memorable, authentic and meaningful.
# Get a private invitation to the legendary Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London and immerse yourself in a 700-year-old tradition.
# Dine in the elegant surroundings of Piopponero restaurant in the 16th century Villa Le Maschere while watching how executive chef Giuseppe Frabetti prepares exquisite food and engages with you while you sample his delicious, authentic, epicurean delights.
# In Cambodia, see ancient rice cultivation in the mountains of this impressive land and take a Vietnamese cooking class.
# In Australia, an aboriginal elder will interpret rock art at exclusive cultural sites in places like Arnhem.
# In Cusco, visit an artisan weaver to encourage the continuation of the 10,000-year-old Peruvian weaving tradition while in Toronto, watch closely how the centuries old tradition of ‘mukluk’ shoe making is still maintained to protect Canada’s aboriginal cultural heritage.
# Historians, artisans, chefs, growers and a wealth of other experts and local legends, passionate about their heritage, will bring the places you visit to life in truly memorable ways.
Insight Vacations has launched a new voluntourism extension in India through partners ME to WE, allowing guests the opportunity to spend time in a community in rural Rajasthan. Here they will work on building projects and learn about sustainable agriculture practices, traditional crafts and daily life in the hills and farmland of India through the personal stories of the men and women living there. Accommodation is in the Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp and the itinerary allows for a sunrise yoga session and a nature walk through the hills of the Aravalli mountain range. This new extension supports Insight’s commitment to sustaining the environments and cultures in which it operates, through the TreadRight Foundation (www.treadright.org), a joint initiative between TTC’s (The Travel Corporation) family of brands.
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