When it comes to favorite airlines, Singapore Airlines topped the list. Australia's Qantas ranked second, followed by Japan Airlines, Germany's Lufthansa and Air France. While Singapore has long topped luxury-flier lists, Amoils said he was surprised at one name that was missing from the top five: Emirates, which is famed for its plush first-class cabins and in-flight spas.
"Maybe it was just a question of not as many high-net-worth individuals flying on the Emirates routes," he said.
As part of the new demand among the wealthy for unusual travel experiences, New World Wealth also looked at the favorite train rides of the rich. They preferred the Eastern & Oriental Express, which rolls from Singapore to Malaysia to Thailand and features sumptuous silk-lined cabins and stunning views of Buddhist temples, palm plantations and the famous Bridge over the River Kwai.
The Blue Train in South Africa ranked second, followed by the Pride of Africa, which travels throughout that country. The Maharajas Express, in India, and the Orient Express, which travels through Europe and Turkey, rounded out the top five.
"The wealthy have always liked to travel," Amoils said. "But now they want to do things that haven't been done much before. They want unusual experiences."