Travel advisors gathered for Abercrombie & Kent's A&K 100 Club meeting in Chicago.

Travel advisors gathered for a meeting. Nicole Edenedo has a photo.

After losing two years of travel due to the Pandemic, executives say that people are spending more on vacations.

splurging was a top trend identified at the luxury tour operator's meeting of its top-produced travel.

Group of family and friends are up 25%, trips are longer and guests are spending more. Big plans are required for these big trips. People want to know where to go.

African safaris, which remain the bread and butter of A&K's luxury tour offerings, and among its most popular destinations booked, especially for multigenerational families and small-group travelers, is coming out of the pandemic.

Our luxury small-group journeys to Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, East Africa and across Europe are as popular as ever, and we are continuously adding new departures to meet demand.

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Even as the Russia-Ukraine war continues in Ukraine, A&K executives said Europe is another highly in-demand destination. They noted that while Western Europe bookings remain strong, Central European destinations have slowed.

Vintage travel, which includes voyages aboard luxury trains such as the Venice-Simplon Orient Express and renting vintage cars in a destination, is gaining traction this year.

The biennial conference returned after four years, but the previous meeting was canceled due to the swine flu. 100 top-selling advisors who sell at least $350,000 in A&K travel products per year were invited to the two-day event.

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Abercrombie-Kent clients are looking to surge.