As luxury travel destinations, sold-out shows and parties went from prohibitive to prohibited across the world, much was left to be desired during the last couple of years. Restaurants and luxury stores typically frequented by Insignia members temporarily ceased trading, and we saw leisure and business trips reach an all-time low. The results have understandably impacted upon the future of travel, companies grappled with improving their e-commerce sites and the fluctuating state of affairs made it near-impossible to preempt travel plans that wouldn’t rescind.
The world now looks towards a much more thoughtful approach, from sustainable tourism to eco-initiatives. The ability to simultaneously reconnect with one’s self and nature is of high importance. Insignia Group has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to travel destinations globally, appeasing each and every individual desire of its distinguished members.
Universally, private jet travel has become a preferred means of transport since being able to bypass the traditional crowded airport experience is a true luxury. This is an area in which Insignia is well accustomed to facilitating for its members, and has, not surprisingly, seen a notable increase in demand over the past year.
Insignia’s lifestyle managers are on hand 24-7 to ensure members’ needs are met, and they will strive to tailor a bespoke travel itinerary that exceeds even the most extravagant of expectations. With travel being back to top priority, Insignia some of its top destinations in this inspirational guide.
Vietnam is must-see on the South-East Asia travel circuit. The variety offered in this country will keep your list of possible adventures full. The landscape boasts emerald- hued paddy fields, white-sand beaches, vast caves, craggy mountains and limestone islands that loom dramatically out of the sea. But what makes Vietnam really special is the curiosity, warmth and hospitality of its people – and their delicious food, of course. Insignia suggests staying at Amanoi. It’s a tranquil and secluded contemporary resort that overlooks the pristine Vĩnh Hy Bay in Núi Chúa National Park, and offers its guests private and exclusive access to its gorgeous golden-sand beaches.
Insignia spoke to Amanoi representatives for their expectations for 2021: “Travel and hospitality have changed dramatically since the breakout of Covid-19, with the importance of wellbeing and safety being the top priority. We believe that demand for secluded places and privacy with a high focus on wellness from travellers will be the trend moving forward in the post-pandemic period. We have always prided ourselves for offering such secluded spaces amid beautiful nature and fresh air. In the current situation we understand this need, and have continually evaluated and updated the standards and protocols to adapt with the changes.”
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is renowned for its sustainable tourism and commitments to eco-initiatives as well as possessing more than six per cent of the world’s biodiversity – more than North America or Europe. It’s surrounded by incredible natural landscapes, and adventures such as private forest tours and visits to remote indigenous reserves are typical. According to Insignia’s team of experts, you should stay at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. From its hillside perch overlooking the Pacific, the Four Seasons is your launchpad to endless adventures.
Images from Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
LOS CABOS, MEXICO
Whether celebrating a big event or looking for a laid-back holiday, Los Cabos is a place that will remain lodged in your memory. Here you will find the pristine, crystal-clear blue waters of the Sea of Cortés to enjoy during the day as well as an energetic nightlife as the sun sets. Welcoming travellers from all over the world, this location is frequented by celebrities looking to escape the mundane and indulge in some well-deserved privacy. If you want privacy, choose the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Insignia’s top hotel pick. The hotel, accessible only from the privately owned Dos Mares Tunnel, provides an exclusive experience with breathtaking views and a personal concierge, as well as thoughtful personal touches and plenty of welcome gifts to get your holiday started.
Images from Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal