If your vacation plans for 2020 have been scrapped, rest assured you are not alone. A lot of tourists are finding themselves without a place to escape to this summer. Many cite fears and concerns over the virus itself and their ability to social distance in a place that may or may not be packed with other tourists.
However, travel does not have to be completely off the table, and the luxury travel industry is proving it. Many places and hot spots have stayed open during the global crisis, including marinas, private airports, and even luxury home rentals.
If you are not ready to shelve the idea of traveling during the pandemic, consider the following ways that luxury travel enables safer, socially distant vacations:
Commercial cruises may not be an option this summer or for the foreseeable future, but that does not mean you have to sacrifice your dose of vitamin sea this summer.
Marinas have remained open for business during the pandemic, and luxury charter outfitters are benefiting. When you are in the middle of the sea on a private yacht, you could consider yourself the least likely person to be worried about the coronavirus. It does not get any more socially distant than this. Plus, you will have views for days as you soak in 360-degree ocean scenery.
And rest assured that marinas and crew members are taking the pandemic as seriously as everyone else. They are being held to high health and safety standards just like other businesses, with additional cleanings, sanitizations, and other precautions to ensure guest safety.
Luxury Home & Villa Rentals
Luxury rentals are still in season during the pandemic and make it easy to socially distance yourself in comfort and style. Staying in a home gives you a much safer way to vacation since you will not be subjected to shared spaces or crowds. Many luxury vacation home rentals come with resort-like features, including pools, hot tubs, private beaches, and sun decks.
Having an entire home instead of just a suite gives you the option to dine in for your meals, whether you choose to cook or have food delivered. It’s all the comforts (and hygiene standards) of home, so you can feel better about traveling this summer.
Private Ranch Buyouts
The wealthy have turned to the West for private ranches. If you think taking a vacation on a ranch means roughing it, think again. All over the world, there are spots that combine the best of the great outdoors with five-star amenities, so get ready to saddle up for an active day on the trail before settling down for pampering at the spa and a gourmet meal. From Montana to Texas, Colorado to Wyoming, there are plenty of escapes that can make your vacation completely private.
Use Private Aviation to Take You on Your Journey
Is private aviation the new norm during COVID-19? For many fliers, the answer is yes.
Private air charter has seen an uptick in flights from first-time private air charter users, families, older travelers, and groups. It is considered a safer bet than driving because it eliminates the need to stop at roadside restrooms and restaurants, which could increase your exposure risk.
However, because one of private aviation’s largest groups of users (business travelers) has sharply declined in recent months, many operators are decreasing their charter rates to earn business. Operators have a multitude of fixed costs they must pay, regardless of how many flights they make, and travels this summer stand to gain the biggest advantage.
This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to try luxury travel but previously couldn’t afford it or didn’t want to pay the higher costs of a private flight. It also comes at a critical time when many passengers are wary of traveling through busy airports and sharing a seat row with strangers. Private flights are reserved only for your travel party and don’t use the commercial terminals of larger airports. This helps you maintain proper social distancing while giving you a more customized, private flight experience from start to finish.
What’s more, you have a lot more options when it comes to choosing your departure location and destination. Private operators can access hundreds of more airports compared to large commercial airlines, getting you closer to your end destination without the hassle.
It’s luxury travel in every sense of the word, and it’s becoming a highly valuable necessity in times of uncertainty.
Book Your Private Jet Charter Early
If you’re interested in a summer trip, we recommend booking your private jet charter early to reserve the travel dates you want and capitalize on the currently lower prices. Our in-house concierge service can help arrange other aspects of your trip, including onboard snacks and entertainment, to maximize your experience.
Contact Access Jet Group today for pricing and availability, and travel smarter this summer.