Articles tagged “luxury”

Can Best Western Really Do Luxury?

Can Best Western Really Do Luxury?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Change is good, but it requires spending a decent chunk of cash and having a coherent strategy.

2 hours 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.

17 hours ago

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Is Adding a Co-Working Space

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Is Adding a Co-Working Space

Katrina Nicholas, Bloomberg

Co-working is entering the hotel space more and more, and even going luxe when the historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore reopens later this year, just as we predicted last year.

7 days ago

Finding the Right Approach to High-End Wellness

Finding the Right Approach to High-End Wellness

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With their extensive global contacts, luxury tour operators have an advantage over newer wellness upstarts. They've just got to make sure they are putting on the kind of vacations travelers want.

1 week ago

Luxury Tour Operators Expand Into Wellness to Meet New Demand

Luxury Tour Operators Expand Into Wellness to Meet New Demand

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury tour operators have incredible advantages over wellness industry competitors in crafting dynamic, immersive wellness-first travel experiences. However, they must adapt to this new market quickly to avoid stagnation in crafting luxury that is better-suited to past generations.

1 week ago

Virtuoso Has a Trip-Planning Tool to Inspire Luxury Clients

Virtuoso Has a Trip-Planning Tool to Inspire Luxury Clients

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

We've seen trip-planning tools come and go, but this Wanderlist one might thrive because its users get additional assistance from real travel experts who charge fees. Until artificial intelligence improves substantially, this hybrid digital and human approach is the most promising approach.

1 week ago

How Some Private Jet Operators Try to Cheat the Ultra-Rich

How Some Private Jet Operators Try to Cheat the Ultra-Rich

Tom Metcalf, Alex Sazonov and Suzanne Woolley, Bloomberg

Vendors sometimes take advantage of ultra-rich travelers, thinking they won't notice extra charges. If you're in that tax bracket, do us a favor — check your credit card bills.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Making Room Service Truly High-End

Making Room Service Truly High-End

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sometimes the best way to succeed is to take a contrarian approach.

2 weeks ago

Accor Taps SBE for New Luxury Lifestyle Brand

Accor Taps SBE for New Luxury Lifestyle Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Like the other big hotel companies, Accor thinks it has gaps in its portfolio it needs to fill. Let's see if guests feel the same way.

2 weeks ago

How a French Gourmet Food Brand Plans to Succeed in Hotels

How a French Gourmet Food Brand Plans to Succeed in Hotels

Laura Powell, Skift

Another example of a luxury brand extending its reach into hospitality is developing out of Paris. But the question is, do we really need another luxury hotel brand? Maybe, if it has a certain je ne sais quoi.

2 weeks ago

Taj’s Alternative Experiment

Taj’s Alternative Experiment

Patrick Whyte, Skift

These days every good hospitality company needs an alternative accommodations strategy.

3 weeks ago