Articles tagged “luxury”

The Challenge for Ethiopia’s Luxury Push

The Challenge for Ethiopia’s Luxury Push

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ethiopia is slowly making its name in luxury tourism. The question is how fast will the rate of change be?

6 days ago

Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold

Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The question is not whether hoteliers and operators should invest in Ethiopia, but what is best for Ethiopia in balancing these new demands while protecting its people and its profound history and cultures.

7 days ago

Hotels Raise the Stakes for Exclusive Experiences

Hotels Raise the Stakes for Exclusive Experiences

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Getting exclusive access for guests is becoming a key differentiator for the very best hotels.

2 weeks ago

Moroccan Government Plans to Sell Stake in Iconic Luxury Hotel

Moroccan Government Plans to Sell Stake in Iconic Luxury Hotel

Souhail Karam, Bloomberg

A hotel with such a storied history will surely be an easy sell. The only sticking point might be the other shareholders.

2 weeks ago

HNA Is Selling Off Luxury Jets as Its Global Portfolio Wanes

HNA Is Selling Off Luxury Jets as Its Global Portfolio Wanes

Haze Fan and Dong Ly, Bloomberg

HNA has become an example of what happens when appetites get out of control. The conglomerate is looking to sell off billions of dollars of assets as it works to get its debt under control.

2 weeks ago

The Importance of Consistency

The Importance of Consistency

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Staying true to your brand is key if you want to retain existing customers and attract new ones – especially at the luxury end of the spectrum.

3 weeks ago

What the Very Best Luxury Brands Can Teach the Travel Industry

What the Very Best Luxury Brands Can Teach the Travel Industry

Laura Powell, Skift

A new study finds that the more consumers trust a brand, the more successful it is likely to be. Easy to say, but in an era of rapidly evolving trends and tastes, how can brands maintain that trust while reinventing their offerings? Luxury companies have proven especially adept at navigating these choppy waters.

3 weeks ago

Asiana Airlines’ New Bag Restriction Is Bad News for Luxury Retailers

Asiana Airlines’ New Bag Restriction Is Bad News for Luxury Retailers

Albertina Torsoli, Bloomberg

Luxury retail has grown significantly in Southeast Asia and China. Other airlines will likely follow Asiana's example with bag restrictions if the market isn't more carefully regulated.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Hotel-Branded Residences Appeal to the Ultra-Rich

Luxury Hotel-Branded Residences Appeal to the Ultra-Rich

Frederik Balfour , Bloomberg

As Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts CEO J. Allen Smith said recently at Skift Global Forum in New York City: "Residential is absolutely central to our business strategy." So expect plenty more luxury hotel brands to expand in this space if they haven't already.

3 weeks ago

Travel Trade Group Fights Back

Travel Trade Group Fights Back

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel agents (or advisors) were supposed to go the way of the fax machine. But in the internet era, they've managed to find ways to fight back.

4 weeks ago

The World of Luxury Tours and Activities

The World of Luxury Tours and Activities

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Experiences are becoming a much bigger part of the travel industry and luxury hotels are adding them to their portfolios. The next stage is connecting them to their loyalty programs.

1 month ago

What European Luxury Hotels Can Learn From Their Midscale Cousins

What European Luxury Hotels Can Learn From Their Midscale Cousins

Laura Powell, Skift

Maybe it’s because Europe has a higher percentage of independent hotels. Maybe it’s because Europe is made up of so many distinct cultures. Regardless, it seems that for some reason, in Europe, hospitality industry innovation tilts toward individuality. Analysts tell us why that is the case.

1 month ago