Airport Tunnels? Fake Names? Deep Discounts? Secrets of Celebrity Vacations
Burning Question: Is a star's vacation really all that different from ours. I mean they swim and shop just like everyone else, right? — Tamar A.
Sweetie, no. No, stars do not vacate like the rest of us. Not even a little bit. Not unless you, too, get access to VIP tunnels and passages at your local airport; fly via private planes; enjoy door-to-door transport from your airport via Escalade; employ assistants who do your packing for you; and routinely field special discounts and upgrades just for being you.
How do I know all this? I asked around on your behalf and got the scoop. The result, this Burning Q&A, co-starring celebrity travel agent Lyndsey Green and Robert Garcia, director of resort sales at the exclusive Mexican resort community Villas Del Mar, which has hosted George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Stiller, Chris Pine, and other stars.
Heidi Klum snapped traveling in style. (FameFlynet)
Another trip to Lake Como, George? (FameFlynet)
Depends on how smart their agents and managers are. Ill-prepared stars can get trapped and papped inside airport security. But better-connected ones know about services such as Airport Assistance Worldwide, which meets clients curbside, whisks them through security and — depending on the airline or gate — escorts them through little-known tunnels or passages to avoid prying eyes.