A trip adviser for a luxury travel company has told The New York Daily News that it’s “much more difficult” to find an affordable travel deal than to find a good hotel for a stay in New York City.
Lauren Green, a trip director for the New York-based boutique travel agency Luxury Travel, said her clients “don’t want to live in a city where people are getting rich.”
Luxury travel is “one of the great places to be in the United States” for “people who want to experience the best things in the world,” she said.
“It’s the place that’s the least expensive for us to live and work.”
She added that the average cost of a hotel stay in the city for a single person is $10,000, while for a couple it’s closer to $30,000.
“I don’t think it’s going to change anytime soon, I just don’t know if there is enough demand,” Green said.
The luxury travel firm has been offering free stays at luxury hotels and resorts for the past six years.
The New Yorkers she travels with said they found the company a “gorgeous place” but were not able to secure a deal because of the “high cost” of accommodations.
Green said she was “disappointed” with the experience she had with the company.
“The problem I had was not the quality of the accommodations, it was that I didn’t know what to expect when I was there,” she told the New Yorkers.
“We didn’t even know what was available.”
The luxury company is “the only place where you can really do anything in New Jersey, or anywhere else in the US,” she added.
“They have this really good quality of life.
They are the best hotel in the state.”
Green said that the company has worked with a number of other luxury travel agencies, but the Luxury brand was “the one that was going to do the most deals.”
Green told The Daily News she did not know why the Luxuries website had not changed to show prices for hotel stays.
“All the hotels have a price, but we’re not going to be able to provide that,” she explained.
“Because we’re a boutique travel company, the price we’re providing is a good indication of what people are going to pay.”
Luxuries Trip Advisor, an affiliate of the travel agency New York Hotels & Resorts, said that it does not have a “tourist” or “family vacation” option on its website.
Green told the Daily News the company is trying to offer its clients a “better deal” by offering more “unlimited” accommodations.
“If you want to get a free vacation in a resort, you’re going to need to make a reservation,” she claimed.
Luxury Trip Advisor is an affiliate in which Luxury Hotels has a partnership with TripAdvisor.
The site says its website is “designed to make the most of the opportunities in your travel itinerary” and “provides you with the most accurate information and pricing.”
Luxurys Trip Advisor website says that “unrestricted accommodations” are only offered at Luxury Tourist Resorts and Luxury Guest Resorts.
Luxurities Trip Advisor says that it offers “a range of free, affordable accommodations in the New Jersey and New York metro areas,” including a hotel in Manhattan, a “super luxury” luxury vacation in Washington, DC, and a “luxury” hotel in Florida.
The website also offers a “family” vacation option, which it says is “for families of up to six.”
Luxuri-Mental Spa also said that Luxury Trips is not available for a “free trip,” and that “you will pay more than you would for a room in a typical hotel” and a night in a “specialist hotel.”
The company’s website says it offers a variety of “specials” including “a free private golf resort,” “a private vacation in the White House,” and “a luxury vacation on a private island.”
“We offer a range of accommodation options to cater to the budget traveler and the budget traveller needs, while offering the highest level of customer service in the industry,” the company said.
LuxuriMental spa also told The Huffington Post that it is “not affiliated” with Luxury Tours.
Luxuries Trips also did not respond to The Huffington News’ requests for comment.