Articles tagged “luxury travel”

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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.

4 months ago

Vista Global Buys Uber-Style Private Jet App

Vista Global Buys Uber-Style Private Jet App

Lucca de Paoli and Manus Cranny, Bloomberg

Vista is getting bigger, as more and more companies realize it’s way easier to rent a jet rather than own one outright. Now, this most recent acquisition makes booking seats even easier, but who knows if it will catch on with luxury travelers.

5 months ago

Travel Advisors Find South Asian Destination Weddings Very Lucrative But Tough

Travel Advisors Find South Asian Destination Weddings Very Lucrative But Tough

Maria Lenhart, Skift

South Asian destination weddings are a lucrative and growing travel niche, fueled by demand from affluent Indian immigrant communities in North America. However, travel advisors need to be prepared for complex challenges.

6 months ago

China’s Outbound Travelers May Be Spending Less on Luxury Goods

China’s Outbound Travelers May Be Spending Less on Luxury Goods

Kim Bhasin, Cécile Daurat, and Matt Townsend, Bloomberg

Fears of a Chinese slowdown have spooked luxury brands that look to outbound tourists from the world's second-largest economy to fill their shops. We at Skift can worry with the best of them about global trends, but for now, this Chinese spending decline seems modest and manageable.

6 months ago

More U.S. Snowbirds Are Favoring Resorts Over Timeshares

More U.S. Snowbirds Are Favoring Resorts Over Timeshares

Sarah Firshein, Bloomberg

Forget the timeshare condo. There’s a new, cold-weather version of “summering” abroad, if you have the money: Five-star resort properties that are close to the equator.

7 months ago

How Accor Landed Its First Orient Express Hotel in Bangkok Bumping a Planned Marriott Edition

How Accor Landed Its First Orient Express Hotel in Bangkok Bumping a Planned Marriott Edition

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Christmas comes early for Accor, which announced its first Orient-Express Hotel in Bangkok, a 154-room property that was originally meant to be an Edition hotel. But there is still much for Accor to do as luxury players find the old new brand "confusing."

9 months ago

This Is a Golden Age for First Class Airline Travel

This Is a Golden Age for First Class Airline Travel

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Note that no U.S. carriers are mentioned in this article praising today's first-class cabins. Just saying.

11 months ago

Tented Camps Attract Luxury Travelers Seeking Novel Experiences

Tented Camps Attract Luxury Travelers Seeking Novel Experiences

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Even though the glamping concept has made a comeback, let's just hope the actual term "glamping" doesn't.

11 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Ovation Is Embarking on a New Elite Luxury Brand

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Ovation Is Embarking on a New Elite Luxury Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Jack Ezon of Ovation’s leisure business is starting Embark, a luxury agency with an unusual business structure. In this Q&A, Ezon shares how agents can thrive in the digital era, the biggest problem facing the travel industry, and why he hires so many millennials.

1 year ago

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

Laura Powell, Skift

As we have seen in recent years, new multi-use developments can have transformative effects on under-utilized sections of major cities. Zurich is banking on The Circle to create a new reason for tourists to visit the city.

1 year ago

The Ins and Outs for Travel Advisors in Planning Billionaires’ Honeymoons

The Ins and Outs for Travel Advisors in Planning Billionaires’ Honeymoons

Brandon Presser, Bloomberg

A postnuptial trip by a billionaire or celebrity can be as over-the-top as the big day itself. Some of the requests that elite travel agency Ovation Vacations have handled are entertaining to hear.

1 year ago

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New Skift Report: Where Luxury is Going Next

New Skift Report: Where Luxury is Going Next

Accor Group + Skift

Where is luxury going next? In a nutshell, everywhere. Today, luxury travelers can be found anywhere from second-tier cities to remote destinations in developing countries. And as travelers increasingly flock to novel places, expect hospitality companies to bookmark them as well.

1 year ago