LUXURY TRAVEL Pri­vate jets & more

DRIFT Travel magazine - - Inside This Issue - BY: STEFANIE NISSEN & BIANCA MARTINEZ

Luxury is no longer a thing of the past. As Sa­man­tha Shankman stated “Luxury is in the midst of a meta­mor­pho­sis. While luxury once meant the most ex­pen­sive or most well-known prod­uct or ex­pe­ri­ence, to­day it’s be­come a way of be­ing or mov­ing through­out the world.” Luxury travel, fash­ion and tech­nol­ogy go hand-in-hand and th­ese ar­eas are con­stantly evolv­ing be­cause our ex­pec­ta­tions of cer­tain ex­pe­ri­ences are chang­ing at a more rapid pace. Luxury travel is no longer about cov­eted brands or pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions, but more about the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Our guests are seek­ing out ex­pe­ri­ences that help them ex­press who they are, so their ap­proach to luxury con­tin­ues to be less for­mal, en­tirely more per­sonal, and de­fined more by their in­ter­ests and mind­set than their ge­og­ra­phy and de­mo­graphic,” Tina Ed­mund­son, global brand of­fi­cer at Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional, said in the re­port.

Luxury Fash­ion in Travel

Fash­ion and style have al­ways been a form of self ex­pres­sion. We all know that style is a way of say­ing who you are with­out hav­ing to speak, in the words of Rachel Zoe. It’s the first im­pres­sion that some­one re­ceives.

Trvl Porter is a new way to travel and ex­pe­ri­ence fash­ion. They are a luxury style concierge ser­vice that per­son­al­izes a travel wardrobe

based on your trip and style de­tails. They send cloth­ing op­tions for you to ap­prove and then those items are shipped di­rectly to your ho­tel upon check-in. Imag­ine open­ing the doors of your ho­tel closet and see­ing your pre-styled de­signer wardrobe wait­ing just for you.

The luxury of this ser­vice is that it’s en­tirely cus­tom­ized to your unique style and needs for your trip. They save you time by out­fit plan­ning and pack­ing and elim­i­nate large lug­gage, which saves you the has­sle and also ad­di­tional bag­gage fees. An ad­di­tional perk of this ser­vice is that they are work­ing with lo­cal de­sign­ers to fea­ture a fla­vor of the cul­ture so you get to dis­cover new brands and prod­ucts in the city you are vis­it­ing. Also, if you fall in love with an item they pro­vide a dis­count off the re­tail price. The fact that you get to “try be­fore you buy” is such a fun way to add new pieces to your ex­ist­ing wardrobe.

Luxury Ho­tels + On­de­mand Pri­vate Jets

Fre­quent trav­el­ers al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate a home away from home, but with luxury sen­si­bil­i­ties. Ho­tels and res­i­den­tial tow­ers are be­com­ing top notch thanks to no­table fash­ion de­sign­ers like Mis­soni, Fendi, and Ar­mani who are de­sign­ing haute home goods and luxury real es­tate, which cre­ates a unique ex­pe­ri­ence that re­sem­bles each luxury brand. With such ge­nius minds be­hind this trans­for­ma­tion it’s no won­der people are drawn to th­ese prop­er­ties and it doesn’t stop there.

On the trans­porta­tion front, on­de­mand pri­vate jets are en­hanc­ing the over­all travel ex­pe­ri­ence with top of the line ac­com­mo­da­tions. Jet Smarter has made pri­vate jet travel more ac­ces­si­ble, con­ve­nient, and in­fin­itely more ef­fi­cient. Their mem­bers can cre­ate shared and pri­vate flights on their own time, or find seats on flights cre­ated by fel­low mem­bers. All through a sim­ple mo­bile app. There are other pri­vate jet mem­ber­ships with a sim­i­lar busi­ness model, such as Surf Air, Wheels Up, XOJET and Net­sjets.

Luxury Travel Tech­nol­ogy + Prod­ucts

As jet-set­ters ad­vance in the journey of dis­cov­ery through travel, they are also re­defin­ing the way tech­nol­ogy plays a role in their ex­pe­ri­ence from find­ing the flight, book­ing the room and car, to re­serv­ing a table, ex­plor­ing the city and even com­mu­ni­cat­ing in an­other lan­guage. We have be­come de­pen­dent on tech­nol­ogy for trav­el­ing and as we con­tinue to ex­plore the world, tech­nol­ogy will con­stantly evolve to make our ex­pe­ri­ence even bet­ter.

Re­mem­ber­ing to print and bring along your plane ticket is be­com­ing a thing of the past. Trip­case has your back as your own per­sonal travel agent. It has every­thing from your travel doc­u­ments, an itin­er­ary to hold all those trendy spots you dis­cov­ered, to re­mind­ing you of reser­va­tions dur­ing your trip. It’s some­times hard get­ting around a new des­ti­na­tion if you don’t speak their lan­guage, but trans­la­tion apps like Google Trans­late, Triplingo, and itrans­late are avail­able to en­hance your trip ex­pe­ri­ence in for­eign cul­tures. Away lug­gage is func­tional be­cause it has a usb charger built in, which re­sults in the abil­ity to keep your de­vices fully charged at all times. All of th­ese travel tech­nolo­gies and prod­ucts make your journey that much more con­ve­nient.

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