Luxury at a fraction of the cost
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Luxury at a fraction of the cost

Deborah Cicurel speaks to Patric Gaudini of Affordable Luxury Travel, which provides bespoke travel for less

Deborah is a freelance journalist

Enjoy a trek to Machu Picchu
Enjoy a trek to Machu Picchu

From exotic food and wine tours to safari holidays, flying by private jet or enjoying six-star accommodation, you may be surprised to discover luxury doesn’t always come with a hefty price tag.

Affordable Luxury Travel is a Fitzrovia-based company specialising in highly discounted, tailor-made and bespoke travel itineraries to destinations around the globe.

Clients with budgets large and small can find everything from a luxury city break in Rome from under £250, to a six-star, super luxury round the world cruise, starting from £8,999.

The company, which has more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry, sets itself apart from its competitors by using a high level of technology, as well as making the most of its affiliations with airlines, hotels and ground handlers to cut out the “middle men” and save clients plenty of money.

Its experienced travel experts work closely with clients to tailor-make the perfect trip and work out the fine details of where to stay, where to go and how to get there.

They work with boutique properties as well as large hotel chains, and on all types of stays, from European breaks to far-flung destinations, and with commercial airlines in addition to private jets.

“As well as being part of the long established and successful Moresand Group, it has always been our intention to invest in our specialist travel consultants to work with the latest technology, providing an exceptional level of service and huge savings on all travel to all of our clients,” says Patric Gaudini, the firm’s head of luxury travel.

Sales director Cherrubin Navaratnam, head of luxury travel Patric Gaudini, finance director Sukh Kang, managing director PS Kang and director John Kalia

“We are a tour operator, not a typical travel agent, meaning we save our clients on average 30 percent, as we have strong alliances with all major airlines, as well as direct contracts with hotels and ground handlers worldwide.”

The company doesn’t limit itself by experiences, budgets or countries, meaning the options for unique holidays are endless – and its clients often come back for more.

“Our clients can request any type of unique travel experience, including staying in a yoga and detox retreat in Bali, a gastro food and wine tour in Peru, a wildlife safari holiday in Sri Lanka, hiring a private jet, or a five-night beach getaway to Dubai,” says Gaudini.

“We have a vast repeat client database, as retention of clientele has always been our priority.

“We appreciate that without our clients, we would not have a successful business,” he adds.

“Our products, marketing and pricing structure is geared towards a wide range of clients, as we try to fulfil the needs of every traveller.”

So which are the must-see destinations this year? According to Gaudini, there has been demand and growth for trips to South America, South East Asia, a few hidden European gems and cruises in general, but he adds that his team is constantly on the lookout for the next big trend.

“In our experience, trends can vary very quickly, which is why we have a product and destination team internally that researches and sources new and up-and-coming locations all year round,” he says.

“We have found that specialist holidays in particular are more in demand and will continue to grow.”

The company draws on its network around the world to prepare itineraries its clients will love.

“Our head office is based in Fitzrovia, central London, and the Moresand Group has around 600 employees globally, including offices in Sri Lanka, New York and Delhi,” says Gaudini.

“Every member of personnel is crucial to our entire operation running smoothly and the fact that we have a low turnover of staff is something to be proud of and speaks for itself.

Clients can do yoga on the beach in bali

“For me personally, I am extremely proud to be part of the Moresand family.

“My inspiration and mentor is PS Kang, founder and owner of Moresand, purely for his dedication, ambition and continuous support towards everyone in his organisation.”

Affordable Luxury Travel is confident that its team’s experience, attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of global destinations will keep clients coming back for more.

Clients can also go on a safari holiday in Sri Lanka

Confident of the company’s ability to provide the best for less, Gaudini even encourages his customers to do their own research.

“It is imperative that clients shop around and research before they
make a reservation with any company,” he says.

“We do have price guarantees; however, we want to make sure they don’t just take our word for it.

“Most importantly, we want our clients to have a great holiday and give positive feedback.”

• To find more Affordable Luxury Travel offers and packages, visit or call 020 3023 7776