New Free Skift Report: The Evolution of the All-Inclusive Resort

Spurred by economic factors and shifting guest expectations, the all-inclusive resort segment is rapidly expanding with more luxury product, local travel experiences, and age-delineated services targeting a wider range of international consumer demographics. Download this report for FREE!

Tug of War Over Club Med Continues As Chinese Firm Outbids Italian Rival

The high interest is only half good news for Club Med. If one party pays too much, there's worry it won't have necessary capital to invest in the brand.

Interview: Apple Leisure’s CEO on the Future of the Luxury All-Inclusive Vacation

Apple Leisure Group is competing with cruise lines to attract the business of American travelers to Mexico and the Caribbean. Like cruise lines trying to win over first-time cruisers, Apple Leisure Group is attempting to get Americans who have never had a passport before to get off the couch and experience their first foreign vacations.

Club Med Opens Second Resort in China, Looking for Rejuvenation

With its financial performance flat or worse, Club Med is looking to make China its second largest market after France. It plans to open five more resorts in China as soon as it can.

All-Inclusive Vacations Are Good for Everyone But Local Businesses

All-inclusive vacations may make things seem easier, but they lock visitors into one property and do an expert job at siphoning money to global hospitality groups rather than the destination itself.