Articles tagged “new luxury”

Cultural Immersion Versus Appropriation

Cultural Immersion Versus Appropriation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's a difficult topic for the travel industry to discuss, especially as experiences get more immersive. But just because it can be uncomfortable doesn't mean we should shy away from confronting it and calling out bad behavior.

2 days ago

More Luxury Hotels Set Aside Ultra-Secret Suites for Their Top Guests

More Luxury Hotels Set Aside Ultra-Secret Suites for Their Top Guests

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

Yet another reason why it might pay to book direct?

2 days ago

Is Luxury Hospitality Guilty of Cultural Appropriation?

Is Luxury Hospitality Guilty of Cultural Appropriation?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Education delivered directly from local communities, and informed by tradition, is what distinguishes immersion from appropriation. It's the job of luxury professionals to facilitate the experience without adding the influence of their own lens.

2 days ago

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

Laura Powell, Skift

As we have seen in recent years, new multi-use developments can have transformative effects on under-utilized sections of major cities. Zurich is banking on The Circle to create a new reason for tourists to visit the city.

2 days ago

How Millennials and Chinese Consumers Will Change Luxury Travel

How Millennials and Chinese Consumers Will Change Luxury Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Even if you think you've heard enough about millennials and Chinese consumers, it's worth keeping an eye on how both are reshaping the luxury travel industry — especially as brands are looking to target them in the coming years.

1 week ago

Millennials and Chinese Consumers Are Rewriting the Luxury Rulebook

Millennials and Chinese Consumers Are Rewriting the Luxury Rulebook

Laura Powell, Skift

The luxury goods market is going to be worth more than $450 billion by 2025 and many of its trends are relevant to travel as well. Younger consumers see brands in a different way than previous generations — and for them consistency is key.

1 week ago

China-Based Niccolo Hotels Is Giving Iconic Luxury Brands a Run for Their Money

China-Based Niccolo Hotels Is Giving Iconic Luxury Brands a Run for Their Money

Sierra Tishgart, Bloomberg

The posh style of The Murray in Hong Kong is an example of why the hotel industry is buzzing about fast-rising China-based brand Niccolo Hotels. Established brands like Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, and Shangri-La should watch out.

2 weeks ago

The Winners and Losers in Accor’s Loyalty Revamp

The Winners and Losers in Accor’s Loyalty Revamp

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Hotel loyalty programs are evolving especially with new forms of accommodation coming online. Change is inevitable but that doesn't mean everyone is going to be happy.

2 weeks ago

The Ins and Outs for Travel Agents in Planning Billionaires’ Honeymoons

The Ins and Outs for Travel Agents in Planning Billionaires’ Honeymoons

Brandon Presser, Bloomberg

A postnuptial trip by a billionaire or celebrity can be as over-the-top as the big day itself. Some of the requests that elite travel agency Ovation Vacations have handled are entertaining to hear.

2 weeks ago

Major Timeshare Brand Buys Historic Hotel on a Prime New York City Block

Major Timeshare Brand Buys Historic Hotel on a Prime New York City Block

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

This isn't your grand aunt's timeshare. Hilton Grand Vacations is making a bet that a timeshare can be an effective product among upper-class travelers by acquiring property in one of Manhattan's most expensive districts.

2 weeks ago

What the Growth of Solo Travel Means for Luxury

What the Growth of Solo Travel Means for Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With older people much more confident about travel than they were a couple of decades ago, it's perhaps understandable that they are happier to travel on their own.

3 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Places a Big Bet on Expedition Cruising

Royal Caribbean Places a Big Bet on Expedition Cruising

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With expedition cruising set for serious growth over the next few years, it is understandable that one of the big cruise companies has decided to get more involved. The question now is will the others follow?

4 weeks ago