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Luxury

This comprehensive archive offers the latest insights, trends, and developments in the luxury travel industry, tailored specifically for professionals and stakeholders in the field. Featuring in-depth analysis and updates on hotels, tours, airlines, and cruise lines, the news stories in this collection provide essential information for those seeking to stay ahead in this rapidly-evolving market.

Business Travel

Launching Today: Skift New Luxury Travel Newsletter

All luxury is not created equal, and understanding the modern luxury travel market requires a new approach and a deep appreciation of the sophistication of modern consumers and providers.

Launching Today: Skift New Luxury Travel Newsletter

Business Travel

Isolation Is the Next Big Thing in Luxury Travel

Silence is indeed golden and isolation comes at a premium as well for luxury travelers who really, really want to get away.

Isolation Is the Next Big Thing in Luxury Travel

Business Travel

China’s Luxury Travelers Are Young and Spending More Than Ever

Chinese consumers are responsible for one-third of the world’s personal luxury spending, but the consumers are younger and more affluent than the sector is accustomed to serving. Speaking directly to this group will pay off with loyalty and service for decades to come.

Airlines

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Tune in for our take on the biggest — some might call them mega — trends we see in store for travel this year.

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Business Travel

Skift Backstage Podcast: Club Med President on the Future of All-Inclusive

How does a decades-old brand transform itself? Listen to this bonus episode for some insight from Club Med's president.

Skift Backstage Podcast: Club Med President on the Future of All-Inclusive

Business Travel

Video: Wolff Olins CEO on Capturing the Traveler’s Imagination

Most travel brands probably get too focused on day-to-day operations to think about stepping back and telling a story. That should probably change, and Nwokorie's ideas seem like a good place to start.

Video: Wolff Olins CEO on Capturing the Traveler’s Imagination

Luxury

The Future of International Luxury Travel in 4 Charts

Over the next decade, North America's dominance in luxury travel may be supplanted by Middle Eastern and Asian travelers looking to upgrade to a luxury travel experience.

The Future of International Luxury Travel in 4 Charts

Business Travel

Skift Podcast: What Do The World’s Wealthiest Travelers Want?

Luxury travel is about more than brand names and butler service. Providers are realizing they have to deliver custom, personalized experiences to earn loyalty from wealthy clients.

Skift Podcast: What Do The World’s Wealthiest Travelers Want?

Airlines

The Designers That Have Mastered the Better First-Class Cabin

The race to build up Business class has pushed both the back and the front of the aircraft in new directions. We expect to see dramatic changes to both ends of the aircraft soon. Some nicer than others.

The Designers That Have Mastered the Better First-Class Cabin

Business Travel

Video: Reinventing Luxury Cruising Through Customization

Everyone wants a trip made just for them, and when you're paying luxury prices it's more likely to happen.

Video: Reinventing Luxury Cruising Through Customization