Articles tagged “luxury”

Merging Premium and Mainstream — New Luxury

Merging Premium and Mainstream — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A growing number of mainstream cruise lines think they can capture luxury travelers by offering them a premium product. The approach makes sense. After all, not every luxury cruiser wants the intimacy and exclusivity of a small ship.

3 hours ago

The Rise of Luxury Outposts on Mainstream Cruise Ships

The Rise of Luxury Outposts on Mainstream Cruise Ships

Laura Powell, Skift

Will a traveler who only expects the finest ever decide to board a mass-market cruise ship? Well, the marketplace has spoken and it says, “Maybe, but only under certain conditions.”

18 hours ago

Luxury Is Evolving But Consistent Themes Connect Old and New

Luxury Is Evolving But Consistent Themes Connect Old and New

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This evolution of luxury will require brands to adapt products and experiences consistent with consumers’ new definitions of quality, comfort and elegance.

18 hours ago

Newest Luxury Hotels in Milan Showcase the City’s Ties to Fashion

Newest Luxury Hotels in Milan Showcase the City’s Ties to Fashion

Sierra Tishgart, Bloomberg

A city synonymous with high fashion deserves luxury hotels that are equally, if not more, stylish and experiential, and smart hoteliers are beginning to deliver.

4 days ago

Balancing Humanity and Tech — New Luxury

Balancing Humanity and Tech — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The smartest people in luxury travel are realizing that they can't just keep doing things the old way. Keeping a high-touch, personal approach while adapting to the needs and wishes of today's travelers will be key to survival.

1 week ago

Luxury Hoteliers Believe Customization Is Key to Winning Over Millennials

Luxury Hoteliers Believe Customization Is Key to Winning Over Millennials

Deanna Ting, Skift

Customization, wellness, and technology are must-haves for any luxury hotel brand that wants to remain relevant — regardless of the age of their customers.

1 week ago

Upscale Destinations and Tech Innovations to Watch in 2018 — New Luxury

Upscale Destinations and Tech Innovations to Watch in 2018 — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's difficult to pin down exactly what's going to dominate the headlines in the luxury travel sector in 2018, but expect a handful of destinations to grow in popularity and for hoteliers to talk up the benefits of enhanced personalization.

2 weeks ago

The Luxury Destinations Making a Big Impact in 2018

The Luxury Destinations Making a Big Impact in 2018

Laura Powell, Skift

We've made a list, and checked it twice, specifically looking at places where purveyors of luxury travel are setting up shop this year.

2 weeks ago

Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone has different ideas and approaches for the next big thing in luxury hospitality, from digital innovation and more personalization to smarter, more intuitive service, and better dining experiences.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Travel’s Next Phase Could Be in Vacation Rental Consolidation

Luxury Travel’s Next Phase Could Be in Vacation Rental Consolidation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury travelers are increasingly looking to vacation rentals for a different type of experience. This presents opportunities for both established players and newcomers.

4 weeks ago

When Being Boutique Can Be the Answer — New Luxury

When Being Boutique Can Be the Answer — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Scale definitely helps hotel companies, but it comes at a cost. With multiple brands, differentiation is difficult, leaving plenty of room for smaller operators.

4 weeks ago

The Modern Concierge Is Too Skilled to Be Made Redundant by Technology

The Modern Concierge Is Too Skilled to Be Made Redundant by Technology

Colin Nagy, Skift

It would be easy to dismiss a concierge as a relic of another time. But concierges are the secret weapon of the educated traveler, and when the job is done well, it is vital.

4 weeks ago