Luxury

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

Announcements

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

Luxury

Meet the Charleston Executive Diversifying the Profile of Future Tourism Leaders

For Marc Gibson, building a more diverse travel industry requires creating a path to leadership for youth. Explore Charleston's new internship collaboration with historically Black colleges and universities shows it can be done when everyone commits to change — tourism boards, hospitality businesses, universities, and students.

Meet the Charleston Executive Diversifying the Profile of Future Tourism Leaders

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
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Luxury

Skift Global Forum Video: The Evolution of Luxury Travel

In this brand talk from Skift Global Forum 2021, Audrey Hendley, president of American Express Travel, speaks with Rafat Ali, Skift founder and CEO, on what luxury travel will look like moving forward.

Skift Global Forum Video: The Evolution of Luxury Travel

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

Business Travel

Valerie Wilson Travel Agency Acquired by Frosch

Two well-known family travel agencies come under one umbrella, driven by private equity backing to grow. Expect more such deals to happen in the coming months.

Valerie Wilson Travel Agency Acquired by Frosch

Business Travel

How Luxury Travel Is Leading the Recovery: A Skift Deep Dive

We could all use a splurge after what we've been through. That's why upscale leisure travel is starting to sprint ahead for a phased, market-by-market recovery.

How Luxury Travel Is Leading the Recovery: A Skift Deep Dive

Luxury

Inspirato Could Go Public in $1 Billion SPAC Deal With Travel Investor Thayer Ventures

Subscriptions look set to be big business, with the needle currently swinging to higher quality holidays and experiences.

Inspirato Could Go Public in $1 Billion SPAC Deal With Travel Investor Thayer Ventures

Announcements

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

Coronavirus

3 New Design Concepts for Hospitality That Make Even More Sense Post-Covid

The pandemic has changed owner-investor behavior. It has also changed what customers want out of luxury hospitality. What are the new models that are well-positioned for growth as the sector rebuilds? Here's a look at some potentials.

3 New Design Concepts for Hospitality That Make Even More Sense Post-Covid