Articles tagged “luxury travel”

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Champagne and caviar? Check. Barista island? Check. Scheduled flights? Richard Branson will get back to you. Space tourism has been an endlessly delayed launch, after all.

1 week ago

Bhutan’s First Vineyards Inspire New Himalayan Luxury Tours

Bhutan’s First Vineyards Inspire New Himalayan Luxury Tours

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

One entrepreneur is turning some of Bhutan's famous Himalayan slopes into lush vineyards. We can already hear luxury travelers clinking their wine glasses to toast the promising news.

2 weeks ago

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Colin Nagy, Skift

It would be easy to see Namibia's ascent as a run of great PR, but the country has been playing a long game to attract visitors from around the world. And now there's both more access and new product to match rising demand from travelers who crave isolation — not to mention social media cred.

3 weeks ago

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American Airlines Expands Its Luxury Five Star Service Options

American Airlines Expands Its Luxury Five Star Service Options

American Airlines + Skift

Travelers seeking next-level experiences now expect end-to-end service that is designed specifically for their needs. American Airlines realizes this and recently expanded its luxury experiences to include exclusive suite and transportation options.

4 weeks ago

Expert Tips on Planning Your First Luxury Vacation

Expert Tips on Planning Your First Luxury Vacation

Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

Luxury travel advisors offer advice on the best ways to step up your trips a notch. Heed their wisdom!

4 weeks ago

Four Seasons Private Jet Tours in High Demand With Repeat Customers

Four Seasons Private Jet Tours in High Demand With Repeat Customers

Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

One out of three of the people flying on the new Four Seasons private jet this year are repeat customers from trips since the company premiered the luxury itineraries in 2015. That's a great success rate for trips starting at about $160,000 a person.

1 month ago

Guest Behavior Is Key Part of the Lux Hospitality Equation

Guest Behavior Is Key Part of the Lux Hospitality Equation

Colin Nagy

Luxury travelers often deconstruct what goes into the makings of great hospitality. It's also necessary, however, to ask what is required of guests so that they hold up their end of the bargain. It's a two-way street, and all too often we ignore one side of the equation.

2 months ago

Luxury Travelers Want to Spend on Self-Care

Luxury Travelers Want to Spend on Self-Care

Leslie Barrie, Skift

There’s now a wellness-themed trip out there for almost every traveler’s wants, whether that’s an ultra-exclusive self-care summit or an intense hiking tour in a remote locale. So it comes as no surprise that the already booming wellness industry is now benefiting from people hitting the road.

2 months ago

Emirates Is First Major Airline to Launch Basic Business Class Fare

Emirates Is First Major Airline to Launch Basic Business Class Fare

Colin Nagy, Skift

Emirates has fired the first salvo in the unbundling of business class fares. Now you can buy just the seat, with none of the other trimmings that travelers are used to with top-tier carriers. It's a pragmatic strategy, one that gives more choice to travelers. The tension will now be maintaining that great luxury brand halo and still letting the premium cabins do the marketing hard yards for the carrier.

2 months ago

Affluence Is Fueling Demand for Advisors to Plan Milestone Group Travel

Affluence Is Fueling Demand for Advisors to Plan Milestone Group Travel

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The trend for groups of family and friends to celebrate birthdays and other milestones with travel is growing in scope. It's a likely niche for many travel advisors to pursue.

3 months ago

Japan Wants Its Tourism Revenues to Match Increasing Visitor Numbers

Japan Wants Its Tourism Revenues to Match Increasing Visitor Numbers

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Japan wants to attract more luxury travelers. That sounds rich, considering a Japan holiday is for most people a luxury trip. But having more arrivals without a corresponding increase in tourism dollars is indeed vexing — just ask Singapore — and Japan is right in trying to redress it.

3 months ago

Crafting a New Generation of Membership Travel Clubs

Crafting a New Generation of Membership Travel Clubs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel has always been as much about who you meet as what you do in a new location. These intentional approaches to community and relationship building, fostered by immersive curated experiences, are what luxury looks like to an increasingly disconnected population.

3 months ago