Why Book with The Luxury Travel Agency

An update from The Luxury Travel Agency

During this worldwide pandemic and the onslaught of COVID-19, there has never been a more important time to work with a professional Travel Advisor at a reliable travel company.

While the world reels from the effects of COVID-19 and countries slowly start to reopen their borders, the vast number of rules and regulations that have been introduced to the traveling public has never been higher, nor have they ever changes so much, so quickly.

What is true today could change tomorrow. What is true to enter one country can vary from another country. And, what a traveler from one contrary is allowed or not allowed to go varies so much that some days it seems almost impossible to get the real facts.

Ask yourself this one question, “Why do I want to have the headache, stress and task of figuring out how, when and where I can travel when I can leave it all up to a professional Travel Advisor?”.  The answer is simple, there is no good reason for you to tackle this on your own!

Our team of Luxury Travel Advisors spend their days (and many nights and weekends) figuring all of this out. We have contacts around the world, we know where and how to get the answers. We take the stress out of travel planning so you can just worry about what to pack and what you want to do on your next vacation.


A beautiful sunset at Amanyara in the Turks and Caicos.


Luxury Travel in Capri Italy
Breakfast on the balcony at Capri Tiberio Palace

Why Book with The Luxury Travel Agency

We frequently have clients, or should I say, potential clients, ask, why should they book with The Luxury Travel Agency? Why not book directly through the hotels’ website, or through an OTA (On-Line Travel Agency) such as Booking.com, Expedia or any one of the other hundred sites.

In addition to the chaos and stress of travel planning during this COVID pandemic, there are many reasons to work with a professional, Luxury Travel Advisor and we will discuss the benefits of booking just a hotel or resort below.  In another article, we talk more about working with The Luxury Travel Agency to plan a complete luxury holiday.

Where do clients of The Luxury Travel Agency come from?

Let’s start at our location and does it even matter?  Even though we are based in Toronto, with the internet and communication tools such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, we can book luxury hotels and resorts for clients from around the world. We have clients based in the USA, Brazil, Hong Kong, Russia, Dubai, London, The Netherlands, Germany, France and more!


Jade Mountain Resort, A Partner Hotel of The Luxury Travel Agency
Jade Mountain Resort, A Partner Hotel of The Luxury Travel Agency


The answer is really pretty simple! When you book one of our Partner Hotels, and there are over 2,000 of them, we do more than get you the most competitive pricing. The vast majority of the time, the price we offer, is the same as the “other guys”, but we offer you so much more… breakfast, hotel or spa or food and beverage credit, free Wi-Fi, room upgrades and the most important thing, VIP Status…. YOU benefit from OUR relationships!

The example I like to give is if you were to book an entry-level room at a Mandarin Oriental Hotel or a Peninsula Hotel, it will cost you $400-500/night, regardless of where you book.  In most cases, that gives you the room, nothing else.


Breakfast at a Peninsula Hotel
Breakfast at a Peninsula Hotel

Added value when booking with The Luxury Travel Agency

When you book that exact same room with The Luxury Travel Agency, you typically get over $200 of added value… at the same price!

Figure breakfast for two is easily $60-80, Wi-Fi is another $20, a nice Welcome Amenity, add another $30; plus a $100 Food and Beverage, Spa or Hotel Credit, you are already at over $200 of added value. And if we get you a room upgrade or a free night, the added value begins to soar!

Need an early check-in or a late check-out? Let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

And, we didn’t even talk about the VIP status! Who do you think they give the best rooms to? Yes, you are correct, their Preferred Partners. The worse rooms? They go to the clients that book on Booking.com, Expedia or any other myriad of on-line sites.


Luxurious Properties in Asia
The spectacular blooms of autumn in Japan are one of countless reasons to head east

To recap, the benefits of booking with The Luxury Travel Agency:


      • Room upgrades when available
      • Free Breakfast
      • $100 Hotel or Food and Beverage or Spa Credit
      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Early Check-In/Late Check-Out, when available
      • Welcome Amenity
      • VIP Status

Benefits vary by hotel or resort, but the above is quite typical.

List of the main luxury hotel brands that The Luxury Travel Agency Partners with.

So, what is the catch of booking with The Luxury Travel Agency?

Nothing! The Luxury Travel Agency simply works hard to develop strong relationships with the best hotels around the world.  Our team spends more than four months on the road cultivating these relationships so that we can offer our clients the very best service and the most value for their money.

So, what is the difference between booking through The Luxury Travel Agency and an online travel agency? A LOT!

Contact us today and experience the difference for yourself!

Our Luxury Travel Advisor Recommends Seven of California’s Best Scenic Road Trips

California occupies one of the world’s most famous scenic road trips, The Highway 1 road trip that passes through Big Sur on California’s Central Coast. This drive is beautiful and unforgettable, but California also possesses some other less known scenic drives. The Luxury Travel Agency would like you to consider some of the following rich road trips.


View of the Golden State Bridge.
Glass Beach

Highway 1 from San Francisco to Fort Bragg

This Road trip starts in Marin City, a short distance after the Golden State Bridge. The start of the drive is very dramatic with loads of cliffs and winding. This is then followed by panoramic beaches like Muir Beach and Stinson Beach, apart of The Point Reyes National Seashore. Then head inland on Highway 1 to Fort Bragg and you can visit MacKerricher State Park to see incredible marine life like seals and migrating whales (from November through April). Also, you can visit the famous Glass Beach where the sand looks as if it has mixed jewels and crystals in it.


Lake Tahoe
Beautiful Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe to Lone Pine

The Lake Tahoe to Lone Pine road trip travels on Highway 395 is filled with spectacular views from fields of volcanic rock to erie limestone tufa towers. This journey starts at South Lake Tahoe, where Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, is surrounded by majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Next, you go south toward Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve to witness the bizarre towers in the water. Continue to Mammoth Lakes where you will see the natural beauty of the landscape, and the endless opportunities for adventure. From here keep going south to Bishop and then Lone Pine with beautiful mountains, lakes and hiking trails.


Lassen Volcanic National Park

Redding to Lassen Volcanic National Park

The Shasta Cascade region reveals a lot of California’s best-kept secrets, with glistening lakes and world-class rivers. This, approximately, hour drive starts in Redding and go up 1-5 to Shasta Lake. This is a breathtaking sight of California’s largest reservoir, with a lively outdoor site for fishing and watersports. Next, drive past Mount Shasta with the fifth-highest peak in the state. Then comes the astonishing 129-foot Burney Falls. After this, you will arrive at the panoramic Lake Almanor.


San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Beach-to-Desert Drive from San Diego

Start from the beaches of La Jolla or Del Mar and go to highway 67. This then takes you through rural Ramona, with farm stands now and then. Next, head to Highway 78 and into the Cuyamaca Mountains with such amazing views of the beautiful Californian countryside. Then head down the road’s and into the desert to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Sierra National Forest

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

You can Explore nearly 100 miles of country roads through the Sierra National Forest. This specific route starts on Forest Road 81 near the town of North Fork. Follow the route for 90 miles where you can find elegant stops along the way like Jesse Ross Cabin, a log cabin built in the 1860’s that shows the design of the pioneers’ technology and a 2,200-year-old Bull Buck Tree (one of the world’s oldest sequoia trees). This trip also includes plenty of peaks, granite domes and conifer forest.


Fresno Blossom and Fruit Trails

Fresno Blossom and Fruit Trails

Typically, blossoming fruit happens mid-February to mid-March and the loop east of Fresno becomes a magical landscape filled with colors. These trees consist of nut trees like almonds, peaches, plums, and cherries. This road trip starts in Fresno, east of Highway 99, and follow the route through towns of Orange Cove, Sanger, Reedley, Kinsburg, and Fowler.

 Rim of the World Scenic Byway

This 100-mile-long journey on State Highway 18 goes around the cliffs of the San Bernardino Mountains, with incredible views that have been named “The Rim of the World.” Some must-stops include Lake Arrowhead, a stunningly beautiful, cosy and quaint mountain resort paradise, and the Trail at Heaps Peak Arboretum. If you keep driving to the town of Running Springs and take the 5-mile drive up to Keller Peak Fire Lookout, which posses’ views of lakes, mountains and even the Pacific Ocean. Here you can find many outdoor activities to take part in.

The Luxury Travel Agency – Dubai

The iconic view of Burj Khalifa in Dubai.


At The Luxury Travel Agency, our dream is to make your dream a reality. We are a worldwide leader in high-end travel experiences, with connections across the globe at all of the finest hotels, resorts, tour companies, and every other facet that comes together to make a luxury trip special and memorable.


Four Seasons Bora Bora, a Partner Hotel with The Luxury Travel Agency
Four Seasons Bora Bora, a Partner Hotel with The Luxury Travel Agency


To all luxury travelers from Dubai, we want you to know: our personal knowledge of the world is second to none. We’ve been to the hotels you want to stay at, we’ve done the activities you want to do, we’ve flown the airlines that take you there. When it comes to recommendations, ours are based on direct experience; we search only for the best so that you receive nothing less.

Singita Sweni, South Africa, a Partner Hotel with The Luxury Travel Agency
Singita Sweni, South Africa, a Partner Hotel with The Luxury Travel Agency


While our office may not be located in Dubai, the Internet has rendered physical proximity a thing of the past. We are proud to have clients from all over the world, and we make every effort to work on your preferred timeline, whether you’re at home in Dubai or working abroad. Our clients trust us not because we are the closest choice to them, but because we are their best choice; something that makes us proud of what we do, every day.


The Luxury Travel Agency Partner Hotels and Resorts

When you book one of our Partner Hotels with us, you pay the same rate (or even lower!) as you would when booking the hotel online; on top of that, you receive all kinds of benefits, such as room upgrades, free breakfast, hotel credits, and more. Best of all, we do not charge for simple hotel bookings – so you get your favourite hotel, at an equal or better price than the competitors, plus free benefits. There’s no reason to book any other way!


Enjoy a Glacier Picnic


Of course, the real strength of The Luxury Travel Agency is in our trip planning. We specialize in customized itineraries, building your holiday from the ground up, just the way you want it. From first-class flights and seven-star hotels to glacier picnics and VIP fashion show tickets, we arrange anything and everything. Think of us as a tailor for your travel life; you wouldn’t wear somebody else’s shirt, so why should you go on somebody else’s trip? We’re not interested in standard packages – our goal is to design a unique journey that suits you, and no one else.

Amankila, Bali, a Partner Hotel with The Luxury Travel Agency
Amankila, Bali, a Partner Hotel with The Luxury Travel Agency


For your next trip from Dubai, to Bali, the Maldives or wherever it may be, trust The Luxury Travel Agency with your travel plans. We’ll get you far more for your money than anyone else, and transform your journey from satisfactory to sublime!

Baccarat Hotel, a Partner Hotel with The Luxury Travel Agency
Baccarat Hotel, a Partner Hotel with The Luxury Travel Agency


When you book with The Luxury Travel Agency, we will ensure you are well taken care of from beginning to end.

For more information or to start planning your next trip, send us a text or WhatsApp us at +1-647-551-5460, or e-mail at client.services@theluxurytravelagency.com and one of our experienced and knowledgeable travel experts will be happy to guide you to the luxury trip you have always wanted.