TCS World Travel enriches lives through our all-inclusive jet expeditions and custom itineraries.
We recently caught up with TCS World Travel’s President Shelley Cline, and she provided the lowdown on the world’s hottest destinations and how her team provides magic moments at every turn.
What are TCS World Travel’s most significant advantages for luxury travelers?
They are saving time. Our guests fly direct between destinations on a brand-new luxury jet reconfigured with only 52 flatbed seats, eliminating layovers and delays. They also don’t have to spend time figuring out what to do at each destination—we plan every detail. We take care of all the visa paperwork. Finally, they don’t have to waste time schlepping bags around because we handle all the luggage.
What about magic moments on trips?
We pride ourselves in delivering experiences and memories that would be difficult for guests to pull off alone. Our guests love the incredible behind-the-scenes access and special occasions like visiting the Valley of the Kings in Luxor after hours or a private dinner at one of the temples in Angor Wat in Cambodia.
What do new clients find most surprising about TCS World Travel?
We created this niche of the travel industry more than 30 years ago, and we’re the world leaders in group jet expeditions, having developed and operated tours to more than 200 destinations worldwide. We’re also the private jet tour operator for some of the world’s most distinguished organizations—including Smithsonian Journeys and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
What are some unforgettable destinations you create for clients right now?
Our flagship Around the World tour by private jet offers a life list of iconic destinations in a single journey: Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Taj Mahal, the Serengeti and the pyramids of Giza.
What about trips off the beaten path?
Tunis, Tunisia—like a cross between Greece and Morocco—is featured on our Cultural Encounters and World Less Traveled trips. AlUla, Saudi Arabia, a newly opened destination with Petra-like ruins, is also featured on our World Less Traveled expedition. I’ll host a Presidents Journey Nordic expedition next summer that includes Greenland. I recommend all of them!
What can luxury travelers expect from Group Jet Expeditions?
We pack the essence of a destination into every stop, with presentations by experts, curated activities, connections with locals, and authentic cuisine and entertainment. We ensure the guests have fun; after all, they book the trip of a lifetime.
What about Private Custom Travel?
This service allows our guests to travel however they desire—via a private aircraft, charter or commercial—and reach their destination in their preferred style. Whether they want us to create a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list trip, a multigeneration family getaway or a romantic trip with their partner, we have the planning and operational expertise to simplify the complex.