Luxury

Hotels

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

It's hard to look at Ennismore's chic new Gleneagles Townhouse, which puts equal weight on its members club as its hotel, without drawing a connection to how many travel brands have been testing the subscription model.

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

Hotels

Hawaii’s Cultural Diplomat Bridging the Gap Between Reality and Misperception

Danny Akaka, a historian and ambassador at Auberge Resorts Mauna Lani in Hawaii, represents the best of modern cultural diplomacy. He's worked at the property for 39 years and shares the stories, oral traditions, and spirit of the area with guests who can't get enough. As luxury travelers look for more meaning in their travels, this is a masterclass on how to broker it elegantly.

Hawaii’s Cultural Diplomat Bridging the Gap Between Reality and Misperception

Hotels

Indian Boutique Hotels Won’t Turn Back on All Those New Domestic Tourists

The bright side of Covid for many Indian luxury boutique hotel operators has been the discovery of a domestic clientele, who previously formed a very small share of the pie.

Indian Boutique Hotels Won’t Turn Back on All Those New Domestic Tourists

Luxury

Inspirato Reports Growth in Luxury Subscription Travel Ahead of Going Public

So far, luxury travel club Inspirato is on track with the projections it made in June for its growth. Other companies looking at subscription or luxury products should take note of its latest pitch deck.

Inspirato Reports Growth in Luxury Subscription Travel Ahead of Going Public

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

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