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Explore the vastness of the USA with a tailor-made holiday | Away Holidays

The United States of America is a great place to visit. Some of its States are many times bigger than most European countries. The USA is home to breathtaking scenery, welcoming people and iconic cities which have been depicted in movies and television shows. Many people dream of visiting the USA but are put off by how much money they believe it would cost. The reality is that a holiday to the USA doesn’t have to cost a lot of money when it is tailor-made.

Away Holidays travel company that specialises in tailor-made holidays enables their customers to visit the USA and have the time of their life. Away Holidays recommends choosing a travel company that has many holidays for a considerable number of destinations at low prices. A couple could spend time in Las Vegas’s casinos before catching a flight along the west coast to San Francisco. By travelling south, splendid weather is guaranteed in such places as Miami and Los Angeles.

After a flight has landed, the USA is best explored by car. With a sizeable highway network, there are many roads in the USA which are completely straight. Other roads are more iconic than others, such as Route 66. Away Holidays suggests opting for a travel company that enables their customers to explore this legendary highway where accommodation is provided along the way – these are otherwise known as Fly Drive holidays. Providing rental cars in the various cities which Route 66 passes through, a Fly Drive holiday is one of the most affordable around.

The perfect way to end a holiday in the USA is to visit one of its States which is actually overseas – Hawaii. Made famous by the easy going music of Jack Johnson and Elvis Presley’s performance there in 1973, there are many wonderful places in Hawaii which a couple or family can visit to finish their holiday in style. How does Honolulu sound? Away Holidays recommends adding Waikiki Beach to any itinerary. By choosing a travel company that has scores of hotels in Hawaii that also comes with plenty of photos, a lot of information is known about a hotel before a booking there is confirmed. As a travel company that offers a tailor-made service normally has deals, a holiday in Hawaii needn’t cost more than it should.

Travelling around the USA doesn’t have to be expensive when a tailor-made holiday is selected.

Luxury Travel Trends in 2013 | Away Holidays

Luxury TravelThe face of luxury travel in 2013 is changing. Companies are using travel data and logistics strategies to improve the travelling experience, and reduce the time and stress caused by long haul trips. The buzzword this year is “effortless” travel.

Effortless Travel

Technology has raised the expectations of travellers. They now demand a level of personalisation to their hotel and package choices. Travel agencies that are ahead of the game are able to take advantage of the improvements in data collection and data sharing to tailor the experiences they offer to their clients.

For example, an airline company recently announced that they are developing what is to be called the ‘Know Me’ program. It might sound a bit like big brother, but they will be using online image tools to identify VIP passengers before they arrive – so that they can be greeted by name at the terminal. Their staff will have access to tablet computers which can give them information about meal preferences, previous flights with the company and onward plans for their trip. It is hoped that this level of bespoke travel experience will add to the satisfaction of luxury travellers.

Maximal Experience

Now that there are so many destinations – and so many restaurants, hotels and bars at those destinations – that are able to offer a luxury experience in 2013, it is becoming more and more difficult for travellers to differentiate. There are more ways to have an unforgettable time, but this leads to a paradox of choices where people on holiday worry about maximising their experiences.

A solution to this new issue is to increase the speed, variety and intensity of the experiences on offer. Rather than a holiday maker having to commit to one specific part of a trip, many exciting mini-experiences can be strung together throughout the vacation. A  Finnish entrepreneur reportedly combines fine dining with a trip down a mine shaft. His pop-up restaurant is found 80 metres below the ground, but diners can order a four-course meal which will set them back close to 130 euros. This gives travellers the thrill of new experience, without missing out on the luxuries they are accustomed to.

This report on the luxury holiday trends of 2013 is brought to you by Away Holidays. Away Holidays arrange luxury trips to destinations such as Dubai, the Maldives and Mauritius. They offer special deals to five luxury hotels, at a variety of destinations, every month.