CURIO TRIPS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 2017/2018
WHAT WE DO
CURIO TRIPS EXPERTLY DESIGN AND BOOK OUR CLIENTS TAILOR-MADE TRIPs SO THEY SPEND THEIR PRECIOUS TIME OFF TRAVELLING, NOT RESEARCHING.
We know how long it takes to design the perfect itinerary, search for the best flights, source accommodations, research restaurants and find hidden gems, then book it all. We take on the hard work for our clients by collaboratively designing and booking their trips for them. We save them time and stress while ensuring their hard earned cash and precious time off are spent wisely.
Our clients jet-off on their trips with a set of final documents that includes their day-by-day itinerary, destination guide, booking confirmations and contact details for each accommodation they are staying in and each guide they are meeting. They depart for their destination knowing they are in safe hands and that they have an incredible trip ahead of them.
We design and book trips for couples, friends and families with high incomes and high expectations, but very little time and knowledge to piece together their trip. Our clients do not have the desire or time to live vicariously through social media, but do have the money to hire Curio Trips as their trip designers to inspire them on where to travel and to design and book their luxury trip. Our clients include NHL players, business owners, entrepreneurs and employees of major global corporations including KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Procter & Gamble. Many are repeat clients year-on-year who have also referred friends and family to Curio Trips.
During their time away our clients want to discover new places and be immersed in different cultures. Safety is paramount, but they enjoy destinations or itineraries that take them out of their comfort zone. The fact we have first-hand experience of the places we send them, and relationships with those on the ground who are executing their trips, eases their minds when it comes to the unknown.
We design and book trips all over the world, but we select our clients' trip destination based on the experiences they want to have while away. We explain what different destinations have to offer, and how certain locations they fit their needs for this particular trip.
We personally vet every destination before including it in our offering, as it is this personal experience that allows us to bring the trip to life. When asking our clients to trust us and spend such large amounts of money on their trip, they have to feel that we know exactly where we are sending them, and exactly how their trip will unfold.
We are always looking to stay ahead of the trend by introducing destinations and
itineraries with a difference. Each destination we choose to work with fits into a number of experience categories.
our SIGNATURE experiences
Our product consists of complex itineraries in exciting destinations, boutique and luxury hotels, signature experiences and fantastic cuisine.
The more unknown a destination and the
more complex an itinerary, the greater the
need for trip design and booking assistance.
Our clients enjoy visiting multiple places
on their trip so they leave with a feeling
that they saw it all and made the most of
every minute they were away.
We only book boutique and luxury
accommodations. We hand-pick hotels that
offer unique design and style, and most
importantly, exceptional service. We build
relationships with hotels in order to offer
our clients upgrades and extras that make
their stay unforgettable.
Our clients want pre-booked activities
built into their itinerary. Whether that is a
cooking class with a local, a sunrise hot
air balloon ride or a ski-plane over a winter wonderland, they desire to see and do it
all. They want their trip to stand out based
on what they do, as well as where they go.
Over the years we have partnered with countless hotels and tourism boards to promote new destinations and experiences to our clients. Below are some of our 2016/2017 partners who we thank for working with us to bring a new destination to life.
In 2017/2018 the two key experiences we are adding to our repertoire are:
Purposeful Trips provide Curio Trips clients with a safe way to travel with purpose. Our itineraries combine in-depth learning about a new destination with a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list experience. Designed for those seeking a fulfilling educational experience that imparts a better understanding of the world.
We have selected three destinations on three continents to build these experiences - RWANDA, ECUADOR and INDIA. In each we will create a set of itineraries - 10 days, 12 days and 14 days with a 50/50 time split between experiencing the heart of the country - people, culture and history, then heading off on an incredible travel adventure - gorilla trekking, Galapagos islands, Taj Mahal and Kerala.
On their return home we encourage our clients to remain engaged in the experience, to find creative ways of helping those they have met, and teaching others about everything they learnt along the way.
Safaris are one of the top long-haul experiences that Curio Trips clients feel they need the help of the travel experts to design and book. In 2017/2018 we are adding signature safari experiences with a focus on romantic trips for two and family adventure. Sleeping in tented camps and combining days on safari with the beach and rest and relaxation is exactly what our clients are seeking.
We have selected three destinations in Africa for our safari experience - BOTSWANA, KENYA and TANZANIA. In each we plan to create three sets of itineraries - 7 days, 10 days and 14 days with a 50/50 time split between a safari camp offering morning and afternoon game drives in search of the big five, with a relaxing stay at the beach - Mombasa or Zanzibar or moving to a luxury spa in Botswana, the red dunes of Namibia or a hop down to Cape Town.
Luxury and safety are paramount on Curio Trips safari trips, along with activities that will leave our clients telling the story of their trip for years to come.
We will also continue to add to our existing experiences by promoting and creating itineraries in:
- LOS ANGELES
- SOUTH AFRICA