Exclusive Resorts, the world’s elite private vacation Club, and National Geographic today announced a global partnership – the first of its kind for both brands whereby National Geographic will be the preferred provider of Exclusive Resorts’ Experience Collection.
Centered around unique destinations and adventure tourism, the Collection includes handpicked experiences allowing travelers to expand their horizons in a meaningful way. The partnership is another way in which Exclusive Resorts ensures an unrivaled vacation tradition for its Members.
According to the CEO of Exclusive Resorts, Cathy Ross, National Geographic was the natural choice for their Members. “Our Members expect a high level of luxury and service when they travel with us, but they also wish to be challenged, to learn, and to grow. National Geographic has been synonymous with exploration since 1888, and are not only respected but trusted.”
“Our passion is to deliver an enriching and immersive travel experiences that bring National Geographic to life,” said Nancy Schumacher, Head of Travel and Tour Operations for National Geographic. “We are thrilled to now extend those experiences in a unique and curated way to Exclusive Resorts Members who, like our travelers, are curious and want to explore the world.”
Exclusive Resorts Members have access to The Club’s 380+ residences worldwide, where they enjoy customized, worry-free vacations in stunning locales. In 2015, The Club introduced its Experience Collection of custom itineraries ranging from three- to 14-day trips appealing to a wide variety of interests. Now, with National Geographic as a partner, Exclusive Resorts will firmly establish itself in the experiential travel market—and its Members will benefit from a rich new portfolio of National Geographic Expeditions providing them the opportunity to explore the world in a meaningful way.
Today, The Club introduced 20 National Geographic Expeditions to its Experience Collection, with more Expeditions being added in 2019. Itineraries include a private tour through Morocco, a photography experience in Bhutan, and a journey through the Canadian Rockies aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer railway. All Expeditions are led by knowledgeable local guides or National Geographic experts, including scientists, researchers, photographers, and explorers.
“In addition to these fascinating Expeditions, we’re thrilled to announce our first Members-only Once-in-a-Lifetime Journey for 2020, offered through National Geographic: Around the World by Private Jet,” said Ross. “This trip, created specifically for Club Members, will visit 11 countries and 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites in 24 days, including the Great Barrier Reef, Machu Picchu, and the Taj Mahal.”
Exclusive Resorts Members will also have access to National Geographic’s custom travel desk, whereby travel specialists are available to help Club Members plan curated vacations which fall outside The Club’s Core Collection. In addition, National Geographic Student Expeditions will be offered to Members’ middle school and high school aged children beginning in the summer of 2019.
The partnership with National Geographic is just another way Exclusive Resorts continues to serve the needs of its Members. The Club also announced the addition of 17 new luxury residences across six destinations – Kaua’i, HI; Kiawah Island, SC; Nantucket, MA; Nassau, Bahamas; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Nevis, West Indies and to its Portfolio for travel starting in November of this year.