Modern life can be stressful and tiring, so we all need a spot of luxury once in a while. Whether you’re jetting off with your spouse for a weekend of romance or embarking on a solo trip around the world, you deserve nothing but the best from your holiday. However, for some of us, the best is more than we can afford, no matter how much we dream of a luxury break.
Thankfully, we’ve come up with some tips to help you upgrade your holiday experience without breaking the bank. Here are three ideas to inspire your 2018 luxury getaway.
Hire a Luxury Operator
If you want to avoid the hassle of booking flights and seeking out the best accommodation (which, let’s face it, we all do) you may decide to book your holiday through an operator or travel agent. Not only will they take the stress of planning off your hands, but they will also find you the best deals on the market. There are plenty of online companies that can help you with things like accommodation, finding English-speaking crèches and making restaurant bookings, all while saving you money. Whether you’re looking to ski in the French Alps or soak up some sun in the Caribbean, using a travel operator could hike your holiday up to luxury status.
Book Luxury Flights
Flights can be far from luxurious when you’re seated in Economy class next to someone who won’t stop snoring, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether you’re travelling a fair distance or you’re just going away for the weekend, you’ll want to be able to relax during your journey, so perhaps it’s worth upgrading to First or Business class. You can do this at the last minute, and if a cabin is under-booked, you will get a First or Business class seat at a much lower price. Check your airline’s website during the week before you fly and check for upgrade deals. You can also ask if any upgrade deals are available when you check in – just be warned that while this is the cheapest way to bag a luxury flight, you’ll have to be prepared to fly in Economy if there are no spare seats available.
Find Luxury Accommodation
The quality of your accommodation could make or break your holiday, so it’s important to do your research before you book. Where you choose to stay will depend on your idea of luxury: do you want to stay in a hotel where everything – from your meals to clean laundry – is provided for you? Or would a serviced apartment be better suited to your needs? If you want privacy, space and luxury, a villa is the answer. Companies like Le Collectionist provide tried-and-tested luxury villas in Mykonos and other beautiful parts of the world, all for reasonable prices.
Wherever you’re planning to travel this year, give yourself the gift of luxury and enjoy a truly restful break. By making a few small upgrades, you will minimise stress and ensure you return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – all without blowing your budget.