Luxury travel for everyone is no longer just a tag line. Thanks to a variety of flash sale travel clubs you can today have access to truly luxury hotels at heavily discounted prices. There is no trick. Hotels want to maximize occupancy and reach new markets so, occasionally, they will agree to offer a limited amount of rooms at a hefty discount to lucky guests who sometimes may have to be flexible with dates.
If you always dreamed of bucket list destinations such as Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives or Fiji keep an eye on these sites and you will find exclusive resorts in these destination on sale at any time.
Luxury Travel club with villas – The Luxe Nomad
This Asian focused flash sale and hotel site, has recently started to offer a range of villas for rental. The Luxe Nomad has been around for a couple of years and is always expanding its range and growing at a staggering rate. Their flash sales include truly high end resorts such as the Six Senses or the COMO Resorts in the Maldives. Subscribe to their newsletter of follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest flash sales which usually last for a week or so and snatch up legendary hotels at a significant discount. The Luxe Nomad is also recently focusing on villas across Asia, which is handy given how fragmented the market is. What is more, the entrepreneur behind it, Stephanie Chai is a beautiful and inspiring woman to follow. Oh and their magazine WanderLuxe is worth taking a peek at too for funky, fun and well-written articles on travel.
Travel club for Americas and Europe – Jetsetter
Launched in 2009 and mostly focused on the Americas and Europe with short inroads into the popular Asia destinations such as Thailand, Vietnam or Cambodia, Jetsetter is also a good go-to website for hotel reviews and good travel reads. Since they have been around for a while they have a large database and loyal following. They occasionally include trips not just hotel booking so you can find a trip to Galapagos or Spain on it too. To complement the flash sales, Jetsetter, like all the other sites, offers a list of tried and tested hotels at best available rates so you are sure that Tripadvisor 5* rating is not a scam and it is truly a luxury resort. Jetsetter also has an app and offers secret hotels where the name is not revealed and the discount substantial.
Travel club with the best of Europe – Splendia
Focused on Europe with some sprinkling of American and Asian hot spots, Splendia is the longest running of the luxury travel sites. They not only offer flash sales but most of their business comes from the list of curated hotels with whom the company says it established long term relationships. They put extra emphasis on discovering hidden gems away from the well known hotels and their reward system, similar to that of airlines, encourages guests to book through them in exchange for redeemable points and benefits for their next booking. Starting at Silver status you can go up to Gold to improve the level of benefits you get.
Travel club for flash sales only – Secret escapes
Very similar to the previous two and with featured sales across Europe and some Middle Eastern locations. Secret Escapes only offers flash sales and they do not sell hotels at regular prices. They have a membership program and additional benefits. They pride on bringing the hidden gems such as studios, castles or villas and they negotiate goodies on behalf of their guests.
Travel club with packaged holidays – Voyage Prive
Voyage Prive goes beyond flash sales and hotels to offer holidays in joint effort with Qatar Airways, to East Africa or Southeast Asia. Their website is the most complete end-to-end holiday solution. However, the flights included are usually from the UK and the website is focused on the British market.