So what is luxury? How would you define luxury or luxury travel? This evening I spotted the following tweet come up on my Twitter mentions:
In my mind, gorilla & trekking doesn’t = luxury. RT @luxury__travel Insights into gorilla trekking in #Uganda http://t.co/f2TWsuSe
If you haven’t already seen it, the tweet was in response to a recent guest blog post on A Luxury Travel Blog, ‘Insights into gorilla trekking in Uganda‘, by Justin Wateridge, MD at Steppes Travel, but it could equally have been aimed at other recent posts on the blog such as ‘3 top tips for spotting the Bengal tiger in Ranthambhore, India‘ or ‘The world’s most dangerous bridge?‘.
To be honest, I think the comment is a fair one – particularly since it is preceded with “In my mind…”. It’s an opinion and everyone is entitled to one!
But for me luxury travel isn’t just about lavish hotels, beautiful spas and exquisite restaurants. Whilst it may be just that to some people, for me luxury travel is about more than that – it’s as much about service and experiences – and with this blog I try to encompass all aspects of luxury travel.
I replied back with the following tweet…
That depends upon your definition of luxury. For me, unique experiences are a luxury also.
…and was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn’t find myself embroiled in a debate but was instead told (by the same person) that that was “so true and well-put”.
What does luxury travel mean to you?