Articles tagged “luxury”

Ranchers Capitalize on Lux Travelers Craving Great Outdoors

Ranchers Capitalize on Lux Travelers Craving Great Outdoors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Even if the product on offer is not traditional, high-end travelers have certain expectations. It's not as simple as slapping the word luxury onto a website.

4 days ago

Ranchers Wrangle Luxury Travelers to Wide-Open Spaces

Ranchers Wrangle Luxury Travelers to Wide-Open Spaces

Laura Powell, Skift

As we frequently report in Skift New Luxury, five-star accommodation is no longer confined to the hotel sector. Shipping containers, tiny homes, and tents are all being tricked out to satisfy the high-end traveler's need for novelty. And now, cowboy wannabes can even go posh by renting out a ranch.

5 days ago

Inside IHG’s Plan to Rejuvenate Regent

Inside IHG’s Plan to Rejuvenate Regent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For years Intercontinental Hotels Group lacked the brands to truly compete at the luxury end of the hotels market, but by buying Regent and Six Senses, it has totally transformed its high-end offering.

2 weeks ago

How Loyalty Is Driving Marriott’s Luxury Rental Platform

How Loyalty Is Driving Marriott’s Luxury Rental Platform

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Marriott is obviously pleased with the initial response to its homesharing product. With Airbnb making a big play in the luxury sector, it will be interesting to watch how things shape up.

3 weeks ago

How California Plans to Target Big-Spending Middle East Tourists

How California Plans to Target Big-Spending Middle East Tourists

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite suffering from the Trump administration's travel bans, the Middle East is a target for Visit California. The region's luxury travelers are big spenders abroad and it makes sense for destinations to try and work out how best to capture some of that cash.

4 weeks ago

California Leads U.S. Destinations’ Efforts to Target the Middle East Luxury Traveler

California Leads U.S. Destinations’ Efforts to Target the Middle East Luxury Traveler

Laura Powell, Skift

In the effort to attract high-spending tourists, states often look overseas. That's a good idea — international visitors typically spend more than domestic travelers. But certain international markets present a more complicated consumer landscape than others. That's what Visit California has discovered as it starts wooing more travelers from the Middle East.

4 weeks ago

Luxury Travelers Want to Spend on Self-Care

Luxury Travelers Want to Spend on Self-Care

Leslie Barrie, Skift

There’s now a wellness-themed trip out there for almost every traveler’s wants, whether that’s an ultra-exclusive self-care summit or an intense hiking tour in a remote locale. So it comes as no surprise that the already booming wellness industry is now benefiting from people hitting the road.

4 weeks ago

What the China-U.S. Trade War Means for High-End Retail

What the China-U.S. Trade War Means for High-End Retail

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A sustained dispute between the United States and China will do plenty of damage to the American luxury retail industry.

1 month ago

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Paul Biasco, Skift

As well-traveled Americans and international visitors look for their next adventures, travel advisors are pointing them to the allures of the open road. Fueled by an increase in high-end lodging options in the American West, more luxury travelers will shift gears and opt for driving rather than flying.

1 month ago

How a Drop in Chinese Tourism Will Hurt Luxury Retail in the U.S.

How a Drop in Chinese Tourism Will Hurt Luxury Retail in the U.S.

Laura Powell, Skift

An expected drop in Chinese tourism to the United States won’t just impact hotels and restaurants. In fact retail may take the biggest hit.

1 month ago

Greece Wants to Improve Its Standing Among Luxury Tourists

Greece Wants to Improve Its Standing Among Luxury Tourists

Eleni Chrepa and Paul Tugwell, Bloomberg

Given its glorious weather and sandy beaches, you'd assume that Greece was a beacon for high-end tourists but apparently not. A number of luxury hotel openings are starting to change this, however, and to cope the country will need to attract a new generation of tourism workers.

1 month ago

An Unconventional Approach to High-End Hospitality

An Unconventional Approach to High-End Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sometime those without any baggage are the clearest thinkers.

1 month ago