Most of us travel either for vacation or for business trips but these are commonly done on a budget. Seldom do we travel, locally or on international trips without thinking of how we can squeeze some savings while at the same time enjoying it. But there is a select few of high net worth people who are not concerned with how much money they have to spit out on every trip they make. Luxury travel is only for the privileged few. These are big businessmen, movie celebrities, sports heroes, government officials, top executives and other high profile jobs we seldom encounter. Let’s analyze their common preferences one by one.
Luxury flights – they always take the first class flight which is almost triple the price of coach class fares. The least that you will encounter are top executives on business class. Super rich people like princes of oil rich countries or Forbes top 500 do not travel first class, they have their own private jets with interiors customized to their personal tastes. When they reach their destination, fancy cars await them whether owned or rented. Those rich people but who cannot afford to own one charters their own jet for travel.
Luxury resort travel – upon reaching their destination on their private jets or fancy cars, they are immediately whisked off to their luxury y hotels or resorts. One the newest hotels in Dubai rated 7 stars has prices starting from $7,000 up. One hotel resort in Barbados has a suite costing a mind boggling $25,000 per night complete with all the trappings of luxury. Those who want complete privacy even rent their own island resort probably costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. They gamble the night away, usually in the VIP casino rooms dressed in tuxedos. Those who do not gamble just spend their quiet nights sipping Dom Perignon champagne. No matter how they spend their vacation, it’s first class all the way.
Luxury travel accessories – This is the last thing you will notice on super rich people. Maybe you see them casually dressed but look at the brand they are wearing, they are all signature items. From head to toe, these guys will not settle for anything less. Casual beach attire including watches and jewellery can cost easily over $30,000. This could go up when they take their formal dinner in their signature suits, shoes, watches and jewellery not to mention the price of the food they are going to order. Inside their hotel rooms you can find expensive colognes, perfumes, toiletries, lingeries and so on.
Luxury travel is only for the privileged few. It’s a dream for most of us and a dream it will remain unless we get lucky enough. It is indulgence in its highest form. But the current trend is more and more people are becoming millionaires every year according to Forbes magazine. Who knows you could be the next one.