Luxury Travelers Now Have Access to Travel Tips, Insider Advice, and Local Information Provided By Renowned Vacation Experts
Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2011) The Luxury Link Travel Group announced today that Luxury Link, the world’s leading luxury hotel website (www.luxurylink.com), is now featuring travel tips and destination information provided by Travel + Leisure and NileGuide.com, and has expanded to include a new luxury cruise section. Now, travelers interested in researching what to do and where to stay on their next luxury vacation or cruise can easily access reviews and local information written by luxury travel experts on Luxury Link.
The addition of Travel + Leisure and NileGuide destination information provides Luxury Link travelers with ideas about what to do when they arrive, where to dine, and what attractions to explore. There are also new example itineraries based on trip length, highlighting the ideal travel sequence for exploring the dozens of worldwide destinations around the hand-selected five-star luxury hotels featured on Luxury Link.
Luxury Link has also expanded its luxury cruise offerings, with additional cruise categories such as river & barge cruises, multi-destination cruises, and adventure cruises. The luxury cruise section showcases world-class cruise lines and itineraries, including the premier companies such as Silversea Cruises, Cunard, Uniworld and European Waterways. These hand-picked luxury cruises are tailored for travelers looking for a 5-star experience on the water – destinations such as the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Mexico and the South Pacific – at a great value. Travelers can discover the world in luxury on short river cruises, extended ocean cruises, destination cruises, and everything in between.
“We are pleased to bring Travel + Leisure’s trusted advice and insider information to Luxury Link. These added insights will help travelers booking trips on Luxury Link make smart choices about where they go next,” said Nancy Novogrod, editor in chief of Travel + Leisure.
Josh Steinitz, CEO of NileGuide said, “NileGuide is a brand built on creating high-quality original travel content that marries local knowledge with expert editorial content. We are thrilled to partner with Luxury Link to bring our unique expertise to their luxury travel clientele.”
“We think exploring trip ideas and preparing for a memorable vacation should be a wonderful adventure in itself,” said Drew Marich, CEO of Luxury Link. “Our customers requested more insight into the destinations we offer on Luxury Link, and we’ve been able to bring them some of the best insider advice and information from top travel publications – alongside our own expert luxury hotel reviews.”
Luxury destination guide information is now available for locations that include: Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and South America,Europe, the South Pacific, Mexico and destinations throughout the United States like Hawaii, Florida, California and New York.
The addition of Travel + Leisure content on Luxury Link broadens the relationship between the two brands. In April 2010, they teamed up to launch Vacationist, a private sale site that offers a curated collection of exclusive deals on luxury hotel and resort stays for limited periods of time.
About Luxury Link Travel Group
The Luxury Link Travel Group is a leading online hotel company that operates multiple websites including www.luxurylink.com, www.familygetaway.com, andwww.vacationist.com (presented in conjunction with Travel + Leisure). The company’s unique partnerships with hotels, resorts and cruise lines worldwide enable it to offer vacation packages to consumers with significant savings over and above online travel agencies. Reservations can be made directly, and packages can be bid on and won in live travel auctions. Founded in 1997, the Luxury Link Travel Group is privately owned and managed by ecommerce and online travel veterans, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
About Travel + Leisure
With an eye for the authentic, the innovative, and the irresistible, Travel + Leisure (www.travelandleisure.com, @travlandleisure) fuses expert reporting on culture, food, style, and design with stunning photography, transporting readers to the places—and the travel experiences—that matter now. T+L, the monthly title from American Express Publishing and the long-standing authority in its field, has the largest audience of any travel magazine and is an indispensable guide for global nomads. Travel + Leisure has a network of international editions, including Travel + Leisure Mexico, Travel + Leisure Turkey, Travel + Leisure China, Travel + Leisure South Asia, and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.
NileGuide.com offers unique, “by-locals-for-travelers” recommendations and free itineraries covering what to see and do, as well as where to stay and eat, in thousands of popular travel destinations. These recommendations and original itineraries are created by over 150 NileGuide editors, or “Local Experts”, spanning the globe. NileGuide.com further provides travelers with the ability to ask questions and get answers from over 75,000 locals around the world.