Articles tagged “experiential travel”

News Blog

Aman Hotels Now Valued at $3 Billion After $900 Million Fresh Investment

Aman Group has received a $900 million investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Cain International, the London-based privately-held real estate investment firm. The transaction now values the Swiss hospitality brand at $3 billion, said Cain in a press statement. The investment will be used to enhance the existing portfolio, drive the construction pipeline…

Hotels

The Margaritaville CEO on Just How Far the Jimmy Buffett Brand Can Go

Millennials think they invented experiential, lifestyle brands. But Margaritaville CEO John Cohlan was perfecting these ideas before many of today's hotel execs had sipped their first margaritas. Cohlan helped to turn Jimmy Buffett's music into a billion-dollar empire, and he has lessons to share.

The Margaritaville CEO on Just How Far the Jimmy Buffett Brand Can Go

Tourism

Hornblower’s Private Equity Backers Help It Grow Travel Experience Ambitions

Hornblower's private equity investor Crestview kept the faith in the experiences operator during the pandemic. Now the investor is supporting a global mergers and acquisitions strategy that could amp up the company's momentum.

Hornblower’s Private Equity Backers Help It Grow Travel Experience Ambitions

Business Travel

G Adventures Attracts Investment From Private Equity Firm Certares

With plenty of dinero within reach, Certares is in a position to latch onto companies that fit into trends that the PE firm believes will be at the forefront when a post-Covid travel recovery finally takes hold. G Adventures apparently fits the bill.

G Adventures Attracts Investment From Private Equity Firm Certares

Airlines

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2019: New Skift Research

In the third iteration of this survey, we give an in-depth look at how the modern American travelers’ values, attitudes, and behaviors have changed or remained constant over time.

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2019: New Skift Research

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Emphasizes Experience Booking and 13 Other Digital Trends This Week

This week in digital news, TripAdvisor moves away from the crowded hotel booking scene, USA Today Travel suffered when it moved online, and travel advisors realize boomers may be the most lucrative customers.

TripAdvisor Emphasizes Experience Booking and 13 Other Digital Trends This Week

Luxury

New Skift Research Survey Shows the Complexity of Affluent Travelers

Affluent travelers are often targeted by travel brands due to their huge spending power. Making assumptions about this segment based purely on their high incomes, however, is likely to be a mistake.

New Skift Research Survey Shows the Complexity of Affluent Travelers

Luxury

New Research Report: U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018

Given their huge spending power, it’s no wonder affluent Americans are an attractive and strategic segment for travel brands to target. Our U.S. Affluent Traveler Survey 2018 reveals key insights into their travel behaviors, attitudes, and preferences, while further segmentation paints a more nuanced picture of this diverse and lucrative group.

New Research Report: U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018

Business Travel

Video: Rethinking the Business of Experiential Tours

All tours are not created equal, and Wade's approach actually tries to avoid sameness.

Video: Rethinking the Business of Experiential Tours

Tour Operators

Experiential Travel Trend Suits Tour Operators Just Fine

Smart tour operators are leveraging their scale and mobile technology to create tours that change dynamically.

Experiential Travel Trend Suits Tour Operators Just Fine