Luxury

Luxury Travelers Taking a Shine to Sabbaticals

Luxury Travelers Taking a Shine to Sabbaticals

Laura Powell, Skift

Recess isn't just for schoolchildren anymore. Adults nowadays are starting to take recesses from work to travel the world, oftentimes with famiIy in tow.

21 hours ago

Can Luxury and Green Travel Comfortably Coexist?

Can Luxury and Green Travel Comfortably Coexist?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

As conferences like ILTM get larger — and concepts like luxury and sustainability infiltrate more sectors and price points of the travel industry — it can start to feel like the overuse of these terms is a red flag of sorts.

5 days ago

Surge in Experiential Luxury Travel Drives Growth in Boutique Trade Shows

Surge in Experiential Luxury Travel Drives Growth in Boutique Trade Shows

Laura Powell, Skift

The recent development of high-end niche travel marketplaces demonstrates that luxury travel is expanding in depth, breadth, and focus.

1 week ago

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Why Independent Hotels Will Continue to Rise

Why Independent Hotels Will Continue to Rise

Preferred Hotels & Resorts + Skift

Independent hotels are well-positioned to capitalize on a growing consumer appetite for experiential destinations and one-of-a-kind moments. Enduring soft brands like Preferred Hotels & Resorts are now taking advantage of this shift by tapping their 50-plus years of experience delivering for consumers while boosting revenues and lowering costs for hotel owners.

2 months ago

Niche Luxury Travel Boom Creates Demand for Exclusive Trade Shows

Niche Luxury Travel Boom Creates Demand for Exclusive Trade Shows

Laura Powell, Skift

Luxury travel during the past decade has taken off exponentially, driven by growing wealth around the world. It's a natural progression that niche trade shows are popping up to cater to the demand.

1 week ago

Turning Abandoned Hamlets Into Luxury Destinations

Turning Abandoned Hamlets Into Luxury Destinations

Laura Powell, Skift

Wineries and agriturismo accommodations have long drawn travelers to the Italian countryside. But a more recent development is bringing travelers to Italy's once-abandoned hamlets. Other countries are taking note.

2 weeks ago

Italy Revives Abandoned Villages as Experiential Travel Destinations

Italy Revives Abandoned Villages as Experiential Travel Destinations

Laura Powell, Skift

While every destination tries to offer authenticity, few really deliver. But in Italy, scores of local passion projects are serving up the real deal — while helping rural areas make a comeback in a sustainable way.

2 weeks ago

China’s Massive Social Media Landscape Presents Challenges to Luxury Marketers

China’s Massive Social Media Landscape Presents Challenges to Luxury Marketers

Laura Powell, Skift

The Chinese luxury market is huge but not monolithic. That's why understanding the capabilities of the country's myriad social media apps — and knowing how to nuance messages within them — is key to connecting with this lucrative market.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Gets a Status Boost From Cold Temperatures

Luxury Gets a Status Boost From Cold Temperatures

Laura Powell, Skift

Travel marketers need to think outside the box. The icebox, that is. A new research study reports that temperature can impact consumer perceptions of luxury and status.

4 weeks ago

Cooler Temperatures Can Heighten Perception of Luxury

Cooler Temperatures Can Heighten Perception of Luxury

Laura Powell, Skift

How consumers feel about luxury products may depend on how they feel. That is, whether they perceive something to be hot or cold.

4 weeks ago

Luxury Travel Has to Make Sense of All 5 Senses

Luxury Travel Has to Make Sense of All 5 Senses

Laura Powell, Skift

In the multisensory world of travel, it's surprising that it's taken so long for luxury operators to realize that appealing to all five senses is quite sensible.

1 month ago

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Wellness tourism is here for the long term. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in this booming sector.

1 month ago