Luxury Travel Coverage

A New Start for Abercrombie & Kent

A New Start for Abercrombie & Kent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Abercrombie & Kent has had a few different owners in recent years, but this one looks like it will give the company a solid foundation from which it can expand.

3 days ago

How a Little-Known California Surf Town Hopes to Win Over Luxury Tourists

How a Little-Known California Surf Town Hopes to Win Over Luxury Tourists

Laura Powell, Skift

Upon hearing the names Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach, do you start itching to experience the luxe life in Southern California? Probably so. On the other hand, unless you are from Orange County, the name Dana Point conjures ... well, not much. But a recently formed DMO is looking to put Dana Point on the OC's luxury travel map.

3 days ago

Former Silversea Owner Takes Control of Abercrombie & Kent

Former Silversea Owner Takes Control of Abercrombie & Kent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Mixing business with friendship can be a risky thing but it sounds like the prospective new owners of Abercrombie & Kent share the same views on luxury travel.

3 days ago

New Wealth Lives in Unexpected Places

New Wealth Lives in Unexpected Places

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The richer you are, the more cash you have to spend on travel and tourism, presumably. Keeping up to date with where these high-net-worth individuals live is key for anyone hoping to make money from them.

1 week ago

Where to Find the World’s Biggest Spenders

Where to Find the World’s Biggest Spenders

Laura Powell, Skift

As luxury brands look to expand their global reach, they would be wise to look into markets where the almost-rich and the rich are getting richer. A new report maps out where wealth is scaling quickly.

1 week ago

Knowledge Is Now a Luxury Commodity

Knowledge Is Now a Luxury Commodity

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It makes sense for hotels to step up their cultural programming, and for a certain high-end guest, it will provide an extra incentive to book.

2 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Premium Mediocre Goes Mainstream

Travel Megatrends 2019: Premium Mediocre Goes Mainstream

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite what the name might suggest, premium mediocre isn’t necessarily something bad. It’s just that after a while consumers are going to cotton on to the fact that simply adding avocado to every meal doesn’t always make it more luxurious.

3 weeks ago

Luxury’s New Model Is Goods Plus Experiences

Luxury’s New Model Is Goods Plus Experiences

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury brands are gradually realizing the power of experiences and this is leading them to buy or partner with traditional travel and hospitality companies. Expect this trend to continue in 2019.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Hotels Are Changing the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles From Seedy to Swanky

Luxury Hotels Are Changing the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles From Seedy to Swanky

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

If there's one constant in Los Angeles, it's that everything always changes.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Brands Are Making Unconventional Partnerships the Next Big Thing

Luxury Brands Are Making Unconventional Partnerships the Next Big Thing

Laura Powell, Skift

Convergence, collaboration, partnership. By whatever name you call the phenomenon, expect to see more luxury travel companies taking the tack of expanding their appeal through teaming up with brands their customers likely fancy.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels

Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels

David Rocks, Bloomberg

These igloo villages are in the Swiss Alps, with snow tunnels connecting the huts to a sauna, hot tub, and an icy dining room. The rooms — including all the furniture - are carved entirely out of snow, and it's so cold most travelers only stay for one night. Well, these stays certainly fit into the experiences trend.

4 weeks ago

Luxury Concierges Help the Super Rich Grab Elite Experiences

Luxury Concierges Help the Super Rich Grab Elite Experiences

Sophie Alexander, Bloomberg

If your net worth is about $50 million — the supposed average net worth of members of luxury concierge service Quintessentially — you too can have some unique travel experiences. This shows how the "experiences" trend is becoming fairly pervasive in different shapes and forms, and for a variety of income levels.

1 month ago