A BIT ABOUT US
Why another travel company? You might ask. Despite the plethora of competition out there, we still felt like there was something missing, and space for something new.
Black Lotus is a unique travel firm that combines travel, culture, design, architecture, fashion, and art. We are based in New Zealand, but typical of most New Zealanders we are an international, well- travelled bunch and we hope our suggested itineraries reflect this. We have been influenced by travel from all around the world, but more and more we are becoming a creative hub and a source of creating holidays through New Zealand and Asia.
We believe how we travel affects our environment, our lives, our wellbeing, and our state of mind. As our favourite philosopher, Alain de Botton, said in The Art of Travel, “Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship, or train.”
We believe that well designed holidays are timeless and therefore we reject the generic, steer clear of passing fads, and refrain from predicting trends. We create holidays that people have not done before or ways of seeing a place that they haven’t thought possible.
There would not be a Black Lotus without them. It is our individual service that makes all the difference. Our Travel Experts knowledge is the basis for organising your perfect trip – and they will be excited to hear all your stories when you return, too.
WHY BLACK LOTUS
1. TWENTY-TWO + YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
We have over 22 years of experience creating incredible journeys and tailor-made luxury family holidays, all over Asia.
2. WE ONLY DO TAILOR MADE TRIPS
We love discovering new places, new experiences, and sharing them with you. Our purpose is to create something completely unique for you, wherever you want to travel to, however you want to do it. No two trips are the same, because we know you’re unlikely to want it the way anybody else did. And why should you? This is your holiday, no one else’s.
3. OUR PRIVATE NETWORK
When you book your trip with Black Lotus Travel, we will gladly open our little black book of contacts and amazing local guides available to you. Always on the lookout for the new boutique hotels or new experiences, we are constantly curious about happenings both on and off the beaten tourist track. We will happily share our knowledge and experiences because we know the reason you came to us is because you love an original, insider experience, right? Vietnam, Myanmar or Cambodia, here you come…
4. EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE
Luxury service begins the moment you contact us, continues throughout the planning and booking process, and well after you return from your trip. Want to change your itinerary? Not an issue. Overslept and missed your flight? We’re on hand 24/7 when you’re away to make sure it doesn’t ruin your trip. We worry about the little things before you even think of them. Because that’s true luxury service.
5. WE ARE SO FLEXIBLE
We can do it all. We really can. We’re flexible and we know how to make planning easy for you. If you’re engaged with no idea of where to go on your honeymoon – we can help. If you’re traveling with the family and can’t figure out what to do to keep everyone happy – we have a trick or two up our sleeve. If you have taken some last-minute time off work and are panicking on where to go – don’t. We are here to help!
6. ATTENTION TO DETAIL
We pride ourselves in going a step further than the rest to make sure your trip is memorable for all the right reasons. The planning process should be the start of a fantastic holiday, not the reason you are going to need one, so we are delighted to offer a host of little extras to make a trip with Black Lotus Travel the ultimate luxury. We’d love to tell you more about those, but we’d hate to ruin the surprise. Just trust us – we’ve done this before.
Planning a perfect trip takes more than knowledge and experience. It takes time. That’s what we offer you. We take the time to design a trip for you that ticks every box. Experience a place the right way. See it from all angles. So that when you return home, not only are you refreshed and revitalized, but your content that you did everything right with your precious time away.
8. PEACE OF MIND
From the moment you start planning your trip, you will have a dedicated expert looking after you. We’re always there in the background in case of questions or emergencies – or if you simply want to send us a postcard from Saigon in Vietnam to let us know you’re having a great trip. While away, we’ll provide you with 24/7 support and emergency contacts to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
MORE ABOUT US
Why stop exploring here? See what else makes Black Lotus different and right for you and yours. If we haven’t answered your questions here, I’m sure others have.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For all your burning questions. If we haven’t already answered them, we will and keep adding to the list!
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
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