Articles tagged “belmond”

What’s Next for Belmond?

What’s Next for Belmond?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Belmond hasn't had the easiest time over the past few years, but its collection of iconic hotels and trains make it an intriguing target.

7 days ago

What You Need to Know About the Possible Sale of Luxury Hotelier Belmond

What You Need to Know About the Possible Sale of Luxury Hotelier Belmond

Deanna Ting, Skift

Shareholders are no doubt elated, but luxury travelers are concerned. They don't want Belmond to become another Ritz-Carlton, and get folded into another mega-hospitality giant.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Hotelier Belmond Considers Putting Itself Up for Sale

Luxury Hotelier Belmond Considers Putting Itself Up for Sale

Deanna Ting, Skift

Now the question is: Who will buy it, and does the company name happen to end with “riot”?

2 weeks ago

The Many Ways Travel Companies Target Luxury Agents

The Many Ways Travel Companies Target Luxury Agents

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In certain sub-sectors — luxury and cruise spring to mind — travel agents still play a big part in driving sales. Hoteliers and tour operators know this and are happy to splash the cash in order to get some of their business.

2 weeks ago

How Luxury Operators Dial Into Top-Producing Agents

How Luxury Operators Dial Into Top-Producing Agents

Laura Powell, Skift

It's an old business axiom that 20 percent of customers are responsible for 80 percent of one's business. Top travel companies are recognizing this is certainly the case in the world of luxury travel agents. That's why more and more of them are starting to create novel programs for their best sellers.

2 weeks ago

Why Slow Barge Cruising Is a Fast-Growing Luxury Option

Why Slow Barge Cruising Is a Fast-Growing Luxury Option

Laura Powell, Skift

Barging is a very small segment of the cruise industry, but it’s growing exponentially. That said, given that a typical barge only holds four to 12 passengers, and there are only about 100 barges in operation, exponential growth can take place with the addition of just a few new boats.

5 months ago

InterContinental Hotels Is Closing In on a Luxury Acquisition

InterContinental Hotels Is Closing In on a Luxury Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Asset light, something with history and heritage, fewer than 200 hotels ... IHG CEO Keith Barr has quite a specific wish list. It doesn't sound like we'll have to wait too long until we find out the identity of the luxury hotel brand in question.

6 months ago

Belmond Looks to Solidify Its Brand Image Against Competitor With Its Old Name

Belmond Looks to Solidify Its Brand Image Against Competitor With Its Old Name

Laura Powell, Skift

While part of the goal of Belmond's new branding campaign is to establish itself as an entity apart from its former Orient Express moniker, we wonder if the images it presents may be just a little too reminiscent of its former self.

10 months ago

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

This list is a testament to the wide-ranging job opportunities you can find in the hospitality industry. (Also, how do I learn how to become a dog masseuse?)

2 years ago

LGBT Tourism Is Still Resilient After a Year of Milestones and Setbacks

LGBT Tourism Is Still Resilient After a Year of Milestones and Setbacks

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's been a year of triumphs and also, unfortunately, more challenges for LGBT travelers. One truth that Orlando underscored is that the LGBT travel market is one of the most resilient and is not easily deterred from traveling and celebrating their community.

2 years ago

The Former Orient-Express Hotel Brand Touts Experience in First Ad Campaign As Belmond

The Former Orient-Express Hotel Brand Touts Experience in First Ad Campaign As Belmond

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The copy-heavy Belmond hotels print advertising campaign, its first, is an interesting experiment for the new brand. It is inspirational and experiential, but will it resonate with today's on-the-go, smartphone-in-hand travelers? We'll see.

4 years ago

Interview: Behind Belmond’s Rebrand of Iconic Orient-Express Name

Interview: Behind Belmond’s Rebrand of Iconic Orient-Express Name

Greg Oates, Skift

The new Belmond brand allows the hospitality and travel group to better seek out new management partnerships and expand the customer base to younger demographics.

4 years ago