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Travellers like exclusive experiences

Travellers like the luxury of exclusive experiences.

When people were asked what their favourite luxury experience was, most (66 per cent) went for the exclusive or VIP tour compared to 51 per cent for having a personal driver. 46 per cent of people liked having custom culinary experiences whilst 39 per cent preferred to have a private villa. And 25 per cent of people liked the luxurious idea of having a private beach or island.

Gail Grimmett, President of Travel Leaders Luxury Brands, said: "Luxury travel today is all about access and experiences and our agents excel in providing clients with individually tailored once-in-a-lifetime experiences made possible through relationships they have built all over the world. The survey results confirm that this high level of service, expertise and personalisation is exactly what consumers are seeking ... River cruising continues to grow in popularity among our luxury travellers. and we're seeing the cruise industry rapidly expanding this year with new ships, routes and more family and singles-friendly options, to meet the demand of these high-end travellers. There is truly a ship for every type of luxury traveler, but seeking the advice of a travel advisor is essential in choosing the right company and ship, as they each have distinct personalities."

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