Articles tagged “luxury”

Hotels

A Contrarian Investment for Luxury: The Humble Doorman

First impressions still count. Luxury hoteliers need to double down on doormen and the crucial first few minutes of arrival. It changes the game of a stay.

A Contrarian Investment for Luxury: The Humble Doorman

Airlines

The New Wellness Imperative for Long-Haul Travel

It's time to recognize long-haul travel for what it is: an endurance event. For those making the trip instead of the Zoom, there are new imperatives that premium brands need to serve up to cater to these travelers. Hint: it doesn't look like the luxury of the past.

The New Wellness Imperative for Long-Haul Travel

Online Travel

Expedia and Airbnb Split on Travel’s Future and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, we covered the Expedia CEO's take on Airbnb, the Hyatt-Apple Leisure deal, two online travel veterans launching a hotel distribution network, the unpaid fines of unruly flyers, among other topics.

Expedia and Airbnb Split on Travel’s Future and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Business Travel

How Luxury Travel Is Leading the Recovery: A Skift Deep Dive

We could all use a splurge after what we've been through. That's why upscale leisure travel is starting to sprint ahead for a phased, market-by-market recovery.

How Luxury Travel Is Leading the Recovery: A Skift Deep Dive

Coronavirus

Auberge Resorts Carves Out Luxury for These Times

Auberge is making a run at the high-touch, yet as a colorful and unique boutique play. And so far it is finding an audience.

Auberge Resorts Carves Out Luxury for These Times

Online Travel

Oasis Launches Subscriptions for Extended-Stay Apartment Rentals

Oasis is yet another example of how the travel sector has been testing the subscription model this year. But the company's on-again, off-again investment history with Accor, Hyatt, and Vacasa hints at a broader story. Blended hospitality with leisure travelers is difficult to do at scale.

Oasis Launches Subscriptions for Extended-Stay Apartment Rentals

Online Travel

China’s Trip.com Group Has ‘Less Worse’ Second Quarter Than Booking and Expedia

In some respects, travel companies are prisoners of their geographic strengths and weaknesses in the Covid-19 era. Operational considerations aside, it sure didn't hurt Trip.com Group to be based in China.

China’s Trip.com Group Has ‘Less Worse’ Second Quarter Than Booking and Expedia

Airlines

Swiss Tax-Free Airport Shopping Firm Sold for $2.6 Billion to Private Equity-Backed Buyer

Have you ever claimed your value added tax back for things you bought during a trip to Europe? Then you probably used a Global Blue Tax Free Shopping service. If your airport line was endlessly long, you'll be amused to know it took nine months for Global Blue's sale to happen.

Swiss Tax-Free Airport Shopping Firm Sold for $2.6 Billion to Private Equity-Backed Buyer

Coronavirus

Accor and SBE Begin Global Expansion of Delano Hotel Brand Despite the Pandemic

The worst time ever to launch a global expansion of an iconic luxury hotel brand? Maybe not, if you are players like Accor and SBE with enough capital and Delano brand awareness.

Accor and SBE Begin Global Expansion of Delano Hotel Brand Despite the Pandemic

Airlines

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Domestic airfares around the world fell dramatically in May — on average. But, as with hotels, there are currently pockets of strength — and will be for months. Still, contrarian trends don't make for a nice, tidy trend line when it comes to prices.

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns