Luxury Travel Coverage

A Plunge in Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail in Europe

A Plunge in Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail in Europe

Silvia Aloisi, Francesca Piscioneri, and Christian Lowe, Reuters

The fashion capitals of Paris, Rome, and Milan are awakening to a harsh reality. Chinese and other Asian tourists accounted for a crucial slice of the luxury retail sector’s sales in Europe before coronavirus, but those visitors aren't likely to return soon.

4 months ago

How The Peninsula and Others Are Welcoming Refugees With Job Training

How The Peninsula and Others Are Welcoming Refugees With Job Training

Laura Powell, Skift

The U.S. government in 2020 may have severely limited the number of refugees it would resettle, but a luxury hospitality program taking place in America's heartland is proof that refugees are still welcome here.

7 months ago

Accor Presses Fast-Forward on Luxury Transformation

Accor Presses Fast-Forward on Luxury Transformation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although CEO Sébastien Bazin said the transformation of Accor was pretty much done, he's not taking his foot off the pedal just yet in terms of moving the company more toward the luxury and lifestyle end of the hospitality market.

7 months ago

How Luxury Hotels Are Keeping Up With Green-Friendly Family Travel Trends

How Luxury Hotels Are Keeping Up With Green-Friendly Family Travel Trends

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The hospitality industry has found that the higher a family's budget, the more concerned they are about environmental and cultural sustainability. Luxury operations that craft experiences that engage the family, and especially Gen Z, will see the long-tail impact as this generation has more control over vacation decisions.

8 months ago

LVMH Selects New Hospitality Boss to Lead Experiential Luxe Push

LVMH Selects New Hospitality Boss to Lead Experiential Luxe Push

Reuters

LVMH's $2.6 billion swoop for Belmond saw it go deeper into the travel and hospitality sector. Appointing someone to oversee that side of the business is a sure sign the company is taking it very seriously.

8 months ago

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Outside of Africa where poaching, forestry, and resource exploitation can also threaten wildlife habitats, luxury hospitality leaders are playing a role in protecting land and creating opportunities around conservation.

8 months ago

A New Market for On-Demand Luxury Fashion Delivers

A New Market for On-Demand Luxury Fashion Delivers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Rental is the future of fashion, and the trend could transform how we pack and plan for upcoming trips. What businesses are ready to serve the demand?

9 months ago

What Luxury Travel Looks Like in 2020

What Luxury Travel Looks Like in 2020

Laura Powell, Skift

Change is constant and continuous. That’s why a listing of the new trends that will be impacting luxury travel during 2020 must, in addition to peering into the future, include a look back in time.

9 months ago

Pablo Escobar’s Former Mexican Hideaway to Become $100 Million Luxury Beach Resort

Pablo Escobar’s Former Mexican Hideaway to Become $100 Million Luxury Beach Resort

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Pablo Escobar supposedly once said, “Everyone has a price. The important thing is to find out what it is.” For real estate owner Thor Equities, the price reportedly is $17.5 million for the drug lord's former beachfront property in Mexico. The new owner wants to build a 40-room hotel.

9 months ago

St. Maarten Is a Top Port of Call for Superyachts and Their Billionaire Owners

St. Maarten Is a Top Port of Call for Superyachts and Their Billionaire Owners

Kevin Varley, Bloomberg

This season, the billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse is the biggest yacht off of St. Maarten. The luxury vessel is one of many superyachts that are docking currently on the Caribbean island and driving luxury tourism there.

9 months ago

Rise of Luxury Tented Accommodations Driven by Mindful Travel Movement

Rise of Luxury Tented Accommodations Driven by Mindful Travel Movement

Laura Powell, Skift

The expansion of tented resorts makes sense. More luxury customers are looking for sustainable travel options allowing them to get close to the ground, both literally and figuratively. Meanwhile, new waves of hospitality operators are keen to employ approaches to lodging that are both eco-conscious and profitable.

10 months ago

Luxury Tented Resorts Poised for a Post-Glamping Era

Luxury Tented Resorts Poised for a Post-Glamping Era

Colin Nagy, Skift

A lot of nature-centric hospitality experiences got lumped under the "glamping" moniker and seemed frivolous as a result. But the space is growing because luxury travelers like the ability to be closer to nature without sacrificing creature comforts.

10 months ago