Colin Nagy

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Airlines

The New Wellness Imperative for Long-Haul Travel

It's time to recognize long-haul travel for what it is: an endurance event. For those making the trip instead of the Zoom, there are new imperatives that premium brands need to serve up to cater to these travelers. Hint: it doesn't look like the luxury of the past.

The New Wellness Imperative for Long-Haul Travel

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What My Border Crossings During the Pandemic Tell Us About Tech and Travel

What is required for the new normal of crossing borders while living with Covid is government coordination, user experience, simplicity, and accessibility when it comes to registering and sharing data. The best countries with the smartest, most streamlined approaches will win out.

What My Border Crossings During the Pandemic Tell Us About Tech and Travel

Airlines

The Dawn of the Untethered Frequent Flier

With business travel down, is there a future where we see a surge in free agents untethered to loyalty plans? This might be on the horizon for certain segments.

The Dawn of the Untethered Frequent Flier

Hotels

Why Price-Gouging at Luxury Hotels Could Backfire

There's a danger in the surging average daily rates as travel takes off: Luxury hotels don't have the staff or the ability to live up to inflated rates. This presents a long-term danger to carefully cultivated brands.

Why Price-Gouging at Luxury Hotels Could Backfire

Hotels

What Will the New Wave of Boutique Hotels Look Like?

Answers about the future look of boutiques might be seen in a new crop of hyper-specialized properties that map design to hyper-specific interests and communities.

What Will the New Wave of Boutique Hotels Look Like?

Hotels

The Horse Rescuer Bringing a Karmic Glow to This Ranch Resort

Melissa Smolik runs a world-class animal rehabilitation center and sanctuary close to Park City Utah, which lends a special aura to the adjacent luxury property that brings guests much closer to nature.

The Horse Rescuer Bringing a Karmic Glow to This Ranch Resort

Coronavirus

Auberge Resorts Carves Out Luxury for These Times

Auberge is making a run at the high-touch, yet as a colorful and unique boutique play. And so far it is finding an audience.

Auberge Resorts Carves Out Luxury for These Times

Airlines

Design Inspired by Pandemic Will Illuminate Travel

Covid has been a forcing factor in just about every facet of the travel industry. How places, spaces, and experiences are designed for the future is undoubtedly one of them. Here is how Skift has covered some of the changes in the past year.

Design Inspired by Pandemic Will Illuminate Travel

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Lessons From Africa’s Safari Lodges for a Post-Pandemic Era

Many innovations have been born from constraints. In the case of safari lodges in Africa, the remote settings and lack of infrastructure forces architects and teams to get creative. Here are examples from the bleeding edge of innovation in sustainability, along with some hints about what is to come in developed markets around the world.

Lessons From Africa’s Safari Lodges for a Post-Pandemic Era

Coronavirus

The Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Covid Edition

Crisis showed once again how it can breed creativity and excellence. Here are the people, the properties, and the trends that have stood out as bright beacons in a very bad year.

The Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Covid Edition