Style bible Vogue declares travel agents are now 'travel designers' and back in fashion
While many would have once consigned the idea of travel agents to history, they’ve remained a steadfast part of many people’s experience. Now Vogue has given travel agents their chic stamp of approval.
Last week the style bible published an article declaring “the return of travel agents”, even re-branding them as ‘travel designers’. These experts are on hand to create customised luxury trips for their clients, often to more offbeat or exclusive destinations. Of course, it all comes with high-end service; the magazine reports that these incredibly specialised agents could spend months working with their clients to ensure a tailored, highly satisfactory once-in-a-lifetime experience. And the bill for having a bespoke luxury experience crafted by one of these travel designers? It could be absolutely eye-watering. One travel agent they interviewed described “epic trips that will set someone back six figures. Ultimately, everything we do is tailor-made and private, so it comes with a price tag.”