Luxury Travel

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10 Skift Travel Megatrends That Have Endured Over Our 10 Years

These Megatrends over the years transitioned from future outlook to facts. You could look it up.

10 Skift Travel Megatrends That Have Endured Over Our 10 Years

Tourism

American Shoppers With Strong Dollars in Europe Help Compensate for Absent Chinese Travelers

A new definition for "affordable luxury:" Americans shopping in Paris for Birkin bags from Hermes, and walking away with exceptional deals because of the strength of the dollar versus the euro.

American Shoppers With Strong Dollars in Europe Help Compensate for Absent Chinese Travelers

Hotels

The Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Summer Edition

The distance between very good and superb is actually quite far and it requires motivated teams, attention to detail, and above all creativity to break out of commodity service delivery. Here are a few brands, ideas, and services that deserve a tip of the hat.

The Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Summer Edition

Business Travel

Tiny Bansko, Bulgaria, as a Proxy for Global Digital Nomads

Americans, Germans, Cypriots and Brits are descending on a small mountain town for the week-long Bansko Nomad Fest. Here's why.

Tiny Bansko, Bulgaria, as a Proxy for Global Digital Nomads

Airlines

Can Air France Make a Business of Leaning Into Elegance?

Air France is looking to move upmarket and leaning into elegance with their new ad spots. Coupled with product improvements and a world that is opening up, this is not a bad strategy.

Can Air France Make a Business of Leaning Into Elegance?

Hotels

Investor Bullishness in Boutique Hotels Comes With Caveats

Investors in boutique hotels believe that booming leisure demand for upscale properties will last through at least 2023. But several factors paint a mixed picture for longer-term strategies.

Investor Bullishness in Boutique Hotels Comes With Caveats

Online Travel

Airbnb and Marriott Nearly Signed a Deep Partnership Agreement Around 2015

Marriott might have made a great investment had it bought a chunk of Airbnb in 2015. Ultimately, Marriott opted to build its own with Homes & Villas.

Airbnb and Marriott Nearly Signed a Deep Partnership Agreement Around 2015

Business Travel

Planning a Corporate Retreat Takes on New Complexity in a Remote Working World

Travel agencies and specialist platforms share the logistical and psychological challenges when planning these in-demand events for today's dispersed workforces.

Planning a Corporate Retreat Takes on New Complexity in a Remote Working World

Business Travel

Flight Centre Rolls Up Rivals in a Strategic Partnership Targeting Business Travelers

A coalition of sorts, Link Travel Group is either a sign there’s more than enough pent-up demand to go round, or that these competing agencies see safety in numbers. Either way, it’s an interesting take on the post-Covid, travel-selling business model.

Flight Centre Rolls Up Rivals in a Strategic Partnership Targeting Business Travelers

Hotels

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

It's hard to look at Ennismore's chic new Gleneagles Townhouse, which puts equal weight on its members club as its hotel, without drawing a connection to how many travel brands have been testing the subscription model.

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades