Articles tagged “new luxury”

Airbnb Plus and Everything CEO Brian Chesky Just Announced

Airbnb Plus and Everything CEO Brian Chesky Just Announced

Deanna Ting, Skift

To be honest, we weren't very surprised by Thursday's launches. In fact, we wondered why they haven't been launched sooner. But for the most part, all of them certainly seem in step with Airbnb's plans for being much more than just about any other travel brand or company out there.

1 day ago

Taking Personalization Up a Level

Taking Personalization Up a Level

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Wealthy tourists are happy to flash a helluva lot of cash to ensure what they are doing has rarely – if ever – been done before.

3 days ago

Targeting a New Microgeneration of Luxury Travelers

Targeting a New Microgeneration of Luxury Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

Just when you started having it up to here with ballyhooed buzzwords like millennials, authenticity and experiential travel, along comes J. Walter Thompson with a whole new compendium of marketing terminology. Let's see what sticks.

4 days ago

Japan Is Upping Its Tourism Game Before the 2020 Olympics

Japan Is Upping Its Tourism Game Before the 2020 Olympics

Laura Powell, Skift

Japan lags far behind its Asian tourism competition in attracting Western visitors. As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games approach, the country is adopting a new strategy for landing on the region's tourism medal stand.

4 days ago

InterContinental Hotels Wants to Buy Luxury Brands

InterContinental Hotels Wants to Buy Luxury Brands

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Under previous CEO Richard Solomons, IHG had looked to fill "white space" in its portfolio and it looks like this plan is continuing under his successor. Despite having a well-established luxury brand, the area is something of a weak spot for the company, with no true high-end offering. It sounds like IHG is well on the way to rectifying this.

4 days ago

Denali National Park’s First Luxury Hotel Is a Win For Alaska Tourism

Denali National Park’s First Luxury Hotel Is a Win For Alaska Tourism

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The new hotel will be another incentive for luxury-minded travelers to visit Denali and Alaska. But the pledge to protect the region and not overdevelop it is also a positive result of the project.

7 days ago

Can a Dedicated Wellness Cruise Line Really Succeed?

Can a Dedicated Wellness Cruise Line Really Succeed?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While wellness tourism might be growing in popularity, setting up a dedicated cruise line is another matter. First you've got to finance the venture, then you must convince consumers that you're a better bet than the existing lines.

1 week ago

A Wellness Cruise Line Wants to Compete With the Industry’s Biggest Names

A Wellness Cruise Line Wants to Compete With the Industry’s Biggest Names

Laura Powell, Skift

A new cruise line is betting that focusing on a specific market niche will be a winning strategy. We look at the game plan behind the new fitness-focused concept and consider whether it can work out.

2 weeks ago

The Maldives Is at the Center of a Battle for Power Between China and India

The Maldives Is at the Center of a Battle for Power Between China and India

Iain Marlow, Bloomberg

Despite all the recent political problems, travel companies continue to send tourists to the Maldives. The tourism industry is happy to turn a blind eye and this seems unlikely to change anytime soon.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Retail Brands Love Airport Pop-Ups

Luxury Retail Brands Love Airport Pop-Ups

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airports are paying much more attention to their retail offering with pop-up shops becoming a popular way to generate buzz and attract new customers.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Brands Invest in Airport Pop-Ups to Reach Coveted Customer Base

Luxury Brands Invest in Airport Pop-Ups to Reach Coveted Customer Base

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Airports are the shopping malls of modern times and one of the most effective ways for luxury brands to engage target markets worldwide.

3 weeks ago

Wellness Programs Help Luxury Travel Connect Mind, Body and Vacations

Wellness Programs Help Luxury Travel Connect Mind, Body and Vacations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The wellness concept has enticed the luxury travel industry. Many of today's high-end travelers want something more than just first-class flights and a fancy hotel -- and there are plenty of companies out there happy to service that need.

3 weeks ago