Archive for May, 2012

Top Luxury Travel Trend for 2012

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

The number one spot on Virtuoso’s list is ideal for a luxury villa rental vacation
Enjoy family time by the pool – Villazzo’s VillaHotel Paula, St. Tropez

Every year, after consulting their “elite travel agency membership,” Virtuoso produces a Luxe Report that predicts trends in the luxury travel market. For 2012 the Luxe Report names the number one trend as “multi-generational family travel,” for which luxury villa rentals are an absolutely ideal vacation accomodation option. Forbes produced their own list Top 8 Luxury Travel Trends for Summer 2012 with family travel also earning the top spot. The magazine also cites luxury villa rentals in conjunction with the increase in family travel, stating that “high end villa rentals are a popular choice for families…extra large villas can accommodate multiple families and provide a great base for celebrations.” According to Fobres families are not just choosing luxury villa rentals for relaxing vacations, but also as a spot to gather and celebrate events like important birthdays, anniversaries and family reunions.

Games in the sun are perfect for family getaways – V Villa Sogno di Luce, St. Tropez

Aside from the growing trend of families travelling together, the Luxe Report names international as the most popular form of travel in 2012, indicating that the luxury travel customer “is not easily dissuaded by rising fuel prices and hotel costs, as evidenced in the continued support of Europe, [with] Italy and France ranked as the most popular international destinations.” Of course, gorgeous travel destinations like St. Tropez are ideal for those planning multi-generational travel, especially when opting for the luxury villa rental option. Here are three reasons why we think a luxury villa rental is an ideal option for family trips:

1. Luxury Villa Rentals Make Vacationing with Kids a Breeze: From the convenience of having your own state of the art kitchen to private pools and comfy media rooms, the luxury villa concept means that keeping kids fed, happy and occupied is much easier staying in a villa than it would be staying in a conventional hotel. Villazzo VillaHotels also offer butler service that can ensure you and your family have everything you need from a stocked pantry to the right toiletries.

2. Luxury Villa Rentals Offer More Options: Rather than having several generations of one family cooped up in one or two hotel rooms a luxury villa rental offers the opportunity for space and many different activities during your vacation. Of course, you always have the option of leaving your villa and exploring your destination, but when you’re at “home” you can rest assured knowing it will feel just like that–with five-star luxuries thrown in.

3. Luxury Villa Rentals Won’t Always Break the Bank: We’re all looking for value for our dollar and while a villa rental may seem pricey, it can be definitely be an efficient option when considering the number of people vacationing and the type of experience you’re looking for.

Enjoy the convenience of your own gourmet kitchen while on vacation – VillaHotel Stella, Miami

Whether you’re planning to travel with your children or several generations of your family consider a luxury villa rental for 2012. Gorgeous luxury villa rentals in hot spots like St. Tropez, Miami and Aspen ( recently named their choices for Five of the World’s Most Opulent Villas and included Villazzo’s Aspen VillaHotel Elisa on their list) will offer your family five-star amenities, privacy and the ability to make memories that none of you will soon forget.