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Top Five Reasons You Need to Check Out the Monaco Grand Prix Before You Die

Posted by Robert Landen

September 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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The Monaco Grand Prix has everything you could want in a luxury vacation: yachts, champagne, celebrities, and of course absurdly fast cars. But believe it or not, that's just the icing on the cake for the world-famous Formula 1 race that draws the highest caliber of spectators from all over the world. When it comes to exclusive cities, Monaco can compete with the best of them. And the Monaco Grand Prix is the pinnacle event. It is like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Paris during Christmas, or New York City during spring. If you have a chance to experience one of these events in your lifetime, you must, and the Grand Prix is no different.

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Topics: Grand Prix Packages

8 Incredibly Awesome Hotels Around the World

Posted by Robert Landen

September 15, 2016 at 9:06 AM

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More awesome, luxurious hotels exist in the world than you can imagine! These places are in all corners of the world, and they are just waiting for you to come see them. If you did, you would see how truly unbelievable they really are, but they are plenty of great hotels in the world. What makes these a step above the rest? All have three things which set them apart from the rest: their location, the amenities, and the décor.

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Topics: travel destinations

3 Secrets to the Ultimate Private Luxury Travel Experiences

Posted by Robert Landen

September 8, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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Vacations are often valued as a means of escape. While it is true that travel provides a break from the ritual stresses of modern life, a vacation is not simply the act of running away from daily troubles. It is also the chance to enrich your life, to reawaken your sense of excitement, and to make attainable your wildest desires. When you depart to a new or favored destination, you transcend your normal routine and enter a world where all things ordinary become spectacular. This is a time when you are encouraged, beyond all else, to relish in the very delight of existence.  

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Topics: travel tips

Europe's Finest: Culinary Travel Destinations

Posted by Robert Landen

August 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Europe can be divided by food as much as by national boundaries, so it's no surprise that many people select their world travel destinations based solely on the kinds of things they can eat. If you want to tantalize your taste buds on your next European vacation, consider some of the following destinations.

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Topics: travel destinations, Europe

Top 5 Reasons You Need to Check Out the Monaco Grand Prix

Posted by Robert Landen

July 27, 2016 at 9:06 AM

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The Monaco Grand Prix has everything you could want in a luxury vacation: yachts, champagne, celebrities, and of course absurdly fast cars. But believe it or not, that's just the icing on the cake for the world-famous Formula 1 race that draws the highest caliber of spectators from all over the world. When it comes to exclusive cities, Monaco can compete with the best of them. And the Monaco Grand Prix is the pinnacle event. It is like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Paris during Christmas, or New York City during spring. If you have a chance to experience one of these events in your lifetime, you must, and the Grand Prix is no different.

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Topics: Grand Prix Packages

3 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the 2016 Summer Olympics (Clone)

Posted by Robert Landen

January 21, 2016 at 2:55 PM

The Olympic Games themselves are an experience of a lifetime. The fact that they are only held every four years make them that much more covetable. The Summer Olympics are approaching fast, beginning August 5, 2016 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Rio is home to white sand beaches, vibrant nightlife, and lusciousblue-81849_640 rainforests. It will undoubtedly be one of the best host cities the Olympics have ever seen. Here are a few things at the upcoming games that you don’t want to miss out on.

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Topics: Brazil

VIP's List of the Top 10 Luxurious Resorts Worldwide

Posted by Robert Landen

December 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM

When money is no object, travelers seek out luxury. First class travelers want amenities that offer opulence and privacy, and they will travel the world to find it.Phuket

We've picked out what we believe to be the most luxurious resorts. While some of these are world-renowned hotels, we hope you will discover a few new hidden jewels among the mix.

So what exactly defines a ‘top luxurious resort’? Read our list below to see what we believe makes the cut.

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Topics: travel destinations

Prayers for Paris

Posted by Robert Landen

November 18, 2015 at 6:10 PM

12246797_10153598183630485_6160889339734256148_n-1.jpgLast week we were shocked and saddened to hear about the latest terrorist acts in the Paris area. Luckily, we did not have any clients traveling in the area at the time, but we do have tour operators and friends that we desperately wanted to hear were OK.  Thankfully, they were safe. 
When I heard of the steps our tour operators were taking, I was so proud to be associated with such great on-site travel professionals. I will share with you as well, and I'm sure you feel like me that it feels so good to have a working relationship with a travel consultant as opposed to a booking engine.  Our tour providers publish an 800 Global Assist number, but they acted proactively, and with the help of other travel professionals, called every hotel that their clients were registered and confirmed the travelers were safe and accounted for.  I LOVE that they cared so much to reach out instead of waiting for the phones to ring.   
Our phones began ringing with questions about future travel.  We are engaged in many travel networks and the consensus of respected travel professionals is that we encourage  travel to show solidarity.  The heightened security should deter the terrorist attacks, however, you should always do your research, and trust your instinct. Travel to and from France continues as normal.  We have been in touch with friends in Paris today and they have assured us that they feel safe.   We believe that Paris will remain one of the most visited cities in the world for all of its character and charm, and for now will continue praying for everyone in Paris.  
What they hope doesn't happen is that tourists will feel they are trespassing or not showing respect for the grief of this city in mourning.  Our friends in Paris assure us that anyone arriving in Paris today and coming weeks and months will be given a huge welcome by the locals and thanked for their support.  

Travel insurance has been a huge concern for many this week.  It's one of those things you hope you never need, but when you do you are so relieved to have it. 
It is so hard to wrap my head around this unexplainable hatred.  However, I do believe this is still an amazing world that is unfortunately also a scary place at times.   Personally, I refuse to let the terrorists win, I choose to focus on the fascinating people that make up the majority of it and I will continue to explore the world around me. Tourism allows us to meet and know others.  As I've met people around the country, I know that I certaily seek to learn and appreciate their culture and in doing so find common ground and appreciate each other.  Just recently while attending a trade show in Washington DC, Tammy and I met many friends from around the globe.  Sissia of China and Lisa of United Kingdom shared these snapshots with us after the trip.  My life has been more enriched each time I have traveled, and I can't live in fear or let the terrorists win. 
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A few quick tips when you travel:
  • Work with a travel professional travel consultant, they have copies of your reservations and can do some ground work for you in making adjustments; 
  • Leave your Travel Itinerary with your family - it helps that they know at a glance where you are if phone coverage is weak.
  • Purchase Travel Insurance - most will cover Terrorist Acts, Travel Delay and interruption; and depending on your travel policy purchased, it may cover you if the act occurs within 30 days.  As well as emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation. Be sure to carry the travel insurance card you are provided so you can get help promptly.
  • Use social media to let others know you are safe and look for up to the minute information from your travel consultant.
  • Enroll in STEP Program (The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) -  it allows you to enroll your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy.
  • Practice good judgment and safe practices when in foreign places as you would at home.  Always ask the concierge at your hotel if there are any areas you should refrain from going for safety reasons.

In closing, I would like to extend our condolences to all of those affected in that county and around the world who have been affected by terrorist attacks.  Our hearts and prayers go out to all who are touched by these senseless, tragic events.

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Topics: travel tips

Ready for the Vacation of a Lifetime? Leave It To The Travel Conceirge

Posted by Robert Landen

November 5, 2015 at 12:01 PM

16342666When you're ready to go on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about are the details. There are so many of them that go into planning the perfect vacation. Wouldn't it be better to leave the planning to the professionals? That's what VIP Travel Experience is all about. . .
Choosing Luxury Travel Services

Regardless of whether you want to have a slow and relaxing getaway or be on a thrilling adventure as soon as you exit the plane, concierge luxury travel services will make it happen. It's our goal to make your trip as effortless as possible. We take great pride in the services we offer to our clients, and we always go the extra mile to make sure all of your needs are being taken care of. 

Relaxation Starts Early

There are no vacation horror stories when you work with luxury travel services. Tell your travel specialist about everything you desire from your vacation, and leave the scheduling, booking, and planning to them. Luxury concierge services will provide you with a vacation unlike any that you've ever taken, and you'll be wondering why you ever traveled any other way. 

Never Miss Out

Whether you leave with a tight or loose itinerary, you can be sure you will have no regrets. Want to make some last minute plans? Discover a hot new restaurant, bar, or club while exploring the city? Tell your travel specialist, they'll do their best to get you in – and without waiting in any lines.

When it comes to luxury travel services, you deserve the very best. At VIP Travel Experience, we're dedicated to ensuring that you enjoy a wonderful vacation. We offer different levels of service, so you can choose the one that suits you best. Whether you want to avoid standing in any lines to get a table for dinner, or that someone will be available to take care of things back home, you'll be more than satisfied with our services. If you'd like to know more, contact us today.  
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Topics: concierge services

10 great tips for a luxury vacation

Posted by Robert Landen

September 28, 2015 at 10:34 PM

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Planning to go all out on your next getaway? Here are ten tips for a wonderful luxury vacation, regardless of your destination. 

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Topics: travel ideas, travel tips

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