Articles tagged “new luxury”

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Ovation Is Embarking on a New Elite Luxury Brand

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Ovation Is Embarking on a New Elite Luxury Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Jack Ezon of Ovation’s leisure business is starting Embark, a luxury agency with an unusual business structure. In this Q&A, Ezon shares how agents can thrive in the digital era, the biggest problem facing the travel industry, and why he hires so many millennials.

4 days ago

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Design-branded properties are well placed to the growing number of Chinese middle- and upper-class consumers, thanks to the intersection of luxury travel and fashion.

4 days ago

Samsonite Says Luggage Prices Will Increase on Trump’s Tariff Hit

Samsonite Says Luggage Prices Will Increase on Trump’s Tariff Hit

Gerald Porter Jr., Bloomberg

Samsonite warns vendors that prices may rise about 10 percent due to costs linked to new duties the Trump Administration is imposing on imports from China. The U.S. imported more than $3 billion in luggage from China last year.

4 days ago

Luxury Fashion-Branded Hotels Aim to Exceed Chinese Expectations

Luxury Fashion-Branded Hotels Aim to Exceed Chinese Expectations

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It is said the future of luxury lies at the intersection of luxury and fashion, a nexus attractive to Chinese consumers who are still driven by brands and status in making purchase decisions.

4 days ago

This Coastal Region Is Primed to Become Mexico’s Next Big Luxury Tourism Spot

This Coastal Region Is Primed to Become Mexico’s Next Big Luxury Tourism Spot

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Truth be told, Mexico tourism officials have been promoting Riviera Nayarit as the country's next big tourism destination for at least the past decade. But it looks like, finally, that hard work is beginning to pay off.

1 week ago

How 260-Year-Old Cox & Kings Stayed Relevant

How 260-Year-Old Cox & Kings Stayed Relevant

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Cox & Kings remains at the forefront of luxury tourism — not bad for a company that began life in 1758.

2 weeks ago

China’s Slowdown Is Driving Away Some of Macau’s High Rollers

China’s Slowdown Is Driving Away Some of Macau’s High Rollers

Daniela Wei, Bloomberg

The Macau casino stock index has slumped to its lowest level in a year. No wonder. Deutsche Bank has cut its 2019 outlook for casino revenue to 4 percent, from 11 percent, as China feels the pressure of the trade war and other factors.

2 weeks ago

Innovative Hoteliers Tap Craft Cocktail Culture for Luxury Guests

Innovative Hoteliers Tap Craft Cocktail Culture for Luxury Guests

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Craft cocktail culture is based on the same principles driving change in the luxury hospitality world today: consumers’ desires for best-quality ingredients, a curated sense of place, and staff conscious of (and connected to) the local scene.

2 weeks ago

Trying to Make Money in Consumer Travel Media

Trying to Make Money in Consumer Travel Media

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Selling off the business that helped subsidize editorial content was certainly a brave move, but if — and it's a big if — Andrew Harper can work out how to make money purely from publishing, then it might just turn out to be a masterstroke.

3 weeks ago

Decades-Old Travel Media Company Andrew Harper Goes Back to Basics

Decades-Old Travel Media Company Andrew Harper Goes Back to Basics

Laura Powell, Skift

Truth in consumer travel coverage is a rare commodity in this day and age of influencers, paid content and the pursuit of profit. But one bespoke media company thinks it can succeed solely by sending writers around the world, paying the travel bills along the way.

3 weeks ago

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Collecting eye-catching pieces of artwork is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.

4 weeks ago

High-End Hotels Can Use Art for the Bottom Line’s Sake

High-End Hotels Can Use Art for the Bottom Line’s Sake

Laura Powell, Skift

In this Instagram era, a hotel art collection can be framed as an insta-marketing tool. We talked with several art curators about how luxury hotels can use art as a platform for branding and creating local buzz.

4 weeks ago