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Debt-Laden Samsonite Reels From Coronavirus Crisis Aftershocks

By itself, the coronavirus scare needn't be like kryptonite to Samsonite, which has high gross margins. But the long-term double whammy of supply shocks (due to factory closings) and demand shocks (due to travelers pulling back on spending) may reduce the company's ability to pay interest on its heavy debts.

Debt-Laden Samsonite Reels From Coronavirus Crisis Aftershocks

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How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

For Africa to realize a lot of its economic potential, especially within hospitality, elevating women to positions of leadership will help power and accelerate growth. Asilia's Dunia Camp in Tanzania, run by General Manager Angel Vendeline Namshali and her team of all women, is an example of this positive change.

How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

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How Hyatt’s Miraval Resorts and Others Are Tuning In to Sound Healing

If you have been noticing more spas offering treatments that incorporate Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, or gongs, you aren’t alone. Sound therapies are starting to make waves in the spa industry.

How Hyatt’s Miraval Resorts and Others Are Tuning In to Sound Healing

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Aman Expands in New Direction With Launch of Community-Focused Luxury Brand

Aman launches a new sister brand. The opportunity? To give creative class travelers more connected and social experiences while in the familiar aesthetic considerations (and a lower price point) of the elder sister brand Aman. Right now it's all theoretical, but the rationale is rock solid.

Aman Expands in New Direction With Launch of Community-Focused Luxury Brand

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Can Luxury Hotels Like Four Seasons and The Peninsula Make a Social Impact?

Luxury travelers increasingly want to stay at hotels with a social conscience. While it's great that locations like Four Seasons Chicago and The Peninsula are working with the refugee-helping nonprofit Heartland Alliance, it should be thought of as just that — a small move in the right direction.

Can Luxury Hotels Like Four Seasons and The Peninsula Make a Social Impact?

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How to Get Music Right in Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

Music is getting better at hotels. What was once piped through in muted tones has now moved front and center. The strongest hospitality companies are investing in experiences in an effort to map from the soul of a brand and capture its signature sound. And, as Sister City has shown with its Björk collaboration, hotel music can become high-concept performance.

How to Get Music Right in Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

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How The Peninsula and Others Are Welcoming Refugees With Job Training

The U.S. government in 2020 may have severely limited the number of refugees it would resettle, but a luxury hospitality program taking place in America's heartland is proof that refugees are still welcome here.

How The Peninsula and Others Are Welcoming Refugees With Job Training

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Black Tomato Leads the Charge on the Mindful Travel Movement

As long as luxury travelers continue to want one-of-a-kind experiences, companies like Black Tomato will likely find success delivering these rare, transformational itineraries.

Black Tomato Leads the Charge on the Mindful Travel Movement

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The Novel Way Some Luxury Travel Companies Are Helping Guests Disconnect

Getting new books in the hands of luxury travelers benefits everyone. It improves the guest experience, drives loyalty to hotels, and raises the profile of authors. Because of this, we'll likely see more luxury properties partnering with Bedside Reading, the company that's making it happen.

The Novel Way Some Luxury Travel Companies Are Helping Guests Disconnect

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How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

Connecting luxury travelers to the local community and fostering a better understanding of a destination is hard to do well. Here are two examples that the industry can draw inspiration from.

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa