Articles tagged “new luxury”

UK Asks Wealthiest Flyers to Fund New Departure Tax Freeze

UK Asks Wealthiest Flyers to Fund New Departure Tax Freeze

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The airline industry's relentless calls for the abolition of the hated air passenger duty have been ignored in favor of a sleight of hand, which passes the burden on to those traveling in premium cabins or private jets. Given the country's lackluster economic outlook, it was probably the best anyone could have expected.

20 hours ago

Duty-Free Retailers Get Smart — New Luxury

Duty-Free Retailers Get Smart — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Gone are the days when duty-free retailers could lazily rely on consumers to freely spend their cash in airports. The rise of online shopping has forced them to become much more creative when it comes to generating sales.

2 days ago

The Shifting Strategies of Luxury Duty-Free Retailers

The Shifting Strategies of Luxury Duty-Free Retailers

Laura Powell, Skift

With competition from online retailers rising, airport duty-free shops selling luxury goods need to up the ante. Some methods they are using seem to be successful, while others may start annoying potential customers.

3 days ago

The Wharf Turns Washington Into a Waterfront City

The Wharf Turns Washington Into a Waterfront City

Laura Powell, Skift

Even an established tourism city like Washington, D.C. needs new destinations. While the capital city's newest attraction has nothing to do with politics (thank goodness), it has everything to do with breaking down the walls between tourists and locals.

3 days ago

Buick Bets on Attainable Luxury With Latest Sub-Brand

Buick Bets on Attainable Luxury With Latest Sub-Brand

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although the auto industry sits adjacent to travel with its own tricks and trials, executives in both camps are looking to respond to luxury consumers' shifting priorities with the right balance of brands and packaging. Avenir is a good example of a team that's doing it right.

3 days ago

What Travel Can Learn From the Fashion Industry — New Luxury

What Travel Can Learn From the Fashion Industry — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There are so many parallels between the luxury fashion and travel industries. Consolidation in both is bringing challenges as well as opportunities.

1 week ago

Consolidation Is Reshaping the North American Ski Market

Consolidation Is Reshaping the North American Ski Market

Laura Powell, Skift

Through a new venture with KSL Capital Partners, Aspen Skiing Company (Skico) is broadening its scope far beyond Colorado. But it's not only about amassing mountains. Skico is concentrating on building a new boutique hotel brand, which is raising eyebrows in its newest destination.

1 week ago

Luxury Brands Cross Industry Lines for Loyalty Collaborations

Luxury Brands Cross Industry Lines for Loyalty Collaborations

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The success of this, and all brand partnerships, is dependent on a synergistic approach to luxury whether that be sleek and understated or bold and brash. We expect to see more cross-industry partnerships emerge as brands wrestle for the attention and trust of the new luxury consumer.

1 week ago

Changing Baltimore’s Image One Luxury Hotel at a Time

Changing Baltimore’s Image One Luxury Hotel at a Time

Laura Powell, Skift

For years, Baltimore has been portrayed on television and other media outlets as a city that's down on its luck. But a close look at what's happening in terms of investment in the city's luxury space reveals another side of the story.

1 week ago

Post-Conflict Colombia Opens Up to Luxury Travel Market

Post-Conflict Colombia Opens Up to Luxury Travel Market

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Plenty of people were put off visiting Colombia because of its long-running civil war. Now this is over tourism entrepreneurs are hoping to exploit a renewed desire to travel to the country.

1 week ago

Louis Vuitton Luggage Exhibition Details a History of Modern Travel

Louis Vuitton Luggage Exhibition Details a History of Modern Travel

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Fashion-minded travelers and history buffs will no doubt want to flock to New York City to see this exhibit. But we have to wonder: Will there soon be a day when this luxury luggage goes more high-tech, too? Or should classics stay the same?

2 weeks ago

Crisis Management Beyond Everyday Hospitality — New Luxury

Crisis Management Beyond Everyday Hospitality — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A true test of any business is how they cope when things go wrong. This is especially true when it's out of their control. Hotels hit by the recent hurricanes will have learned plenty of lessons from their varied experiences.

2 weeks ago