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Kensington Tours unveils once-in-a-lifetime experiences in The Resort Collection

Kensington Tours unveils once-in-a-lifetime experiences in The Resort Collection
A helicopter tour in Fiji. (Supplied).
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Kensington Tours has launched The Resort Collection, which lets travellers get more out of their resort experiences by combining some of the world’s most exquisite resort destinations with once-in-a-lifetime local experiences and white-glove service and amenities.

Jade Mountain Hotel – Star Sanctuary Suite – St. Lucia. (Supplied).

Building from Kensington Tours’ years of expertise in creating custom private-guided travel itineraries for tens of thousands of clients, The Resort Collection is designed for travellers who love sea and sand, but who are also seeking more from their getaway.

“We’re extremely proud of this specially curated collection,” said Alison Hickey, President of Kensington Tours. “The Resort Collection by Kensington Tours is an extraordinary way for our clients to enjoy a world-class island or beach escape while ensuring that they also experience the authentic best of their local destination with local experts, all with exceptional white-glove service. It pairs the very best of what Kensington Tours does – custom private-guided travel – with a carefully chosen selection of some of the world’s finest resorts.”

Each customized journey with The Resort Collection by Kensington Tours starts with a carefully curated selection of some of the world’s most beautiful island and beach destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Southern Europe and the South Pacific. 

“We’ve chosen our partners to ensure that each property is one that our clients can dream of staying at,” said Hickey. From the Le Taha`a Island Resort & Spa in French Polynesia, to the Caesar Augustus on Capri, to Amanyara in Turks & Caicos, each destination is world famous and highly desirable.

Combined with this is the ability to create personalized local experiences that are relevant to each client’s interests or passions. Working with local experts in each region across a wide range of areas – including history, sailing, scuba diving, fine dining, spirits, ecology, architecture, and many more – a fully personalized itinerary is created for each client.

“We recognized that many of our clients wanted the best of both worlds when they went to a resort,” said Hickey. “For part of their trip they definitely want to relax on a perfect white-sand beach and do absolutely nothing. And for part of that time they also want to discover something authentic about wherever they are, in a way that’s relevant and memorable to them. That’s exactly what The Resort Collection by Kensington Tours offers.”

For clients, it could mean almost any kind of getaway experience is created just for them:

  • Exploring Alexander Hamilton's Caribbean roots on St. Kitts with a private history specialist guide.
  • Uncovering the legacy of sugarcane and rum in Barbados with a behind-the-scenes visit, led by the Master Blender, to the original distillery site that’s usually closed to the public.
  • Spending two nights onboard a 50-foot luxury catamaran exploring the hidden caves of Turks & Caicos with your own dedicated crew and private chef.
  • Taking a private tour of the wineries of Santorini, discovering its history of wine, and tasting how its unique native grape, Assyrtiko, comes to life through the island’s many producers.

Kayaking in Grenada. (Supplied)

The final element is that each itinerary is managed and delivered with an elevated level of white-glove service and exquisite attention to detail.

For agents, The Resort Collection is the ideal way to ensure that their clients enjoy the exceptional resort experience they expect. The Kensington Tours’ Destination Expert conveniently arranges all elements of the experience upfront, so the agent doesn’t have to worry about making any additional bookings. 

Then the brand provides a single point of contact throughout the trip, in case clients want to change their itinerary. And if any issues arise, agents can rest assured that Kensington Tours’ award-winning 24/7 support will take care of them.

Agents can also earn up to $400 in prepaid VISA gift cards on each of their first five Resort Collection bookings (paid out after initial deposit), made before December 31, 2020 with travel scheduled through to the end of 2021. Some restrictions apply.

Las Ventanas Hotel – Ocean View Jr Suite - Los Cabos. (Supplied)

Introductory Luxury Car Service Offer: For any travel booked before December 31, 2020 with The Resort Collection by Kensington Tours, we will ensure that a complimentary luxury car service will collect your client from their front door and take them to the airport for departure, and pick them up and bring them home again upon their return. Talk to a Destination Expert for more details.

Kensington Tours’ aim is always for their clients to feel confident and safe on their journey. As travel resumes, they have implemented a new set of Safe Travel standards – specific and stringent precautions that ensure a positive travel experience for their clients, and a safe working environment for local teams and hotel partners.

Risk-free booking guarantee: When you book before October 31, 2020, you have the flexibility of knowing that, for any reason, you may postpone your trip or cancel it for a 100% future travel credit. Your travel investment is always fully protected, including airfare. No strings attached. See website for more details.

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