Articles tagged “on experience”

Hotels Embrace Role as Curators of Niche Products

Hotels Embrace Role as Curators of Niche Products

Colin Nagy, Skift

As brands struggle to break through with consumers, they need to consider introducing themselves within the environs of hotels. It's a means to create a new relationship in a contextual way. And hospitality brands have a huge opportunity to introduce tastemakers to up-and-coming products.

2 weeks ago

What This Tanzanian Preserve Can Teach Africa About True Conservation

What This Tanzanian Preserve Can Teach Africa About True Conservation

Colin Nagy, Skift

Conservation is too soft a word to describe the measures being taken to address the crisis facing land and wildlife in Africa. But the Grumeti Fund is an example of best-in-class anti-poaching. This, coupled with large-scale systemic change, education, and community empowerment, is the one-two punch that can counter the imminent dangers facing wildlife and ecology in Africa.

1 month ago

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Colin Nagy, Skift

It would be easy to see Namibia's ascent as a run of great PR, but the country has been playing a long game to attract visitors from around the world. And now there's both more access and new product to match rising demand from travelers who crave isolation — not to mention social media cred.

1 month ago

2019 Innovators in Hospitality and Travel: Summer Edition

2019 Innovators in Hospitality and Travel: Summer Edition

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are some of the most inspiring innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel so far this year. The more the industry can cross-pollinate, learn from others, and experiment, the better it will be.

2 months ago

Guest Behavior Is Key Part of the Lux Hospitality Equation

Guest Behavior Is Key Part of the Lux Hospitality Equation

Colin Nagy

Luxury travelers often deconstruct what goes into the makings of great hospitality. It's also necessary, however, to ask what is required of guests so that they hold up their end of the bargain. It's a two-way street, and all too often we ignore one side of the equation.

3 months ago

How Travel Brands Are Getting Wellness Right

How Travel Brands Are Getting Wellness Right

Colin Nagy

Given the macro shift toward wellness in culture, it shouldn't be surprising that travel brands, with their expansive reach, need to be innovating in this space as well. Some of the smartest brands here are trying thoughtful new strategies to improve guest comfort and boost well-being.

3 months ago

What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Ambitious first-time hoteliers are forging some of the most intriguing hospitality experiences. The power of the beginner's imagination combined with knowledge and passion from other industries is adding up to exactly what the most jaded travelers want.

3 months ago

Keeping Up With the Escalating Standards in Luxury Hospitality

Keeping Up With the Escalating Standards in Luxury Hospitality

Colin Nagy, Skift

The level of competition at the ultra-premium end of hospitality is unimaginably high, and it keeps getting higher. Extraordinary service and experiences quickly become table stakes as guest expectations continue to skyrocket. A culture of creativity gives the best hoteliers that distinctive edge.

4 months ago

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Colin Nagy, Skift

ThirdHome just might have the winning formula on what affluent homeowners want when sharing properties. Scaling quality and keeping up a high level of trust will be key as it grows.

4 months ago

Four Seasons Shows That Hospitality Can Be a Passport to a Global Career

Four Seasons Shows That Hospitality Can Be a Passport to a Global Career

Colin Nagy, Skift

Hospitality can be the gateway to a richly rewarding global career. But even some of the top brands aren’t making this sell well enough to the next generation of talent. Here’s how to do it.

5 months ago

What Retailer Muji Gets Right With Its New Flagship Hotel in Tokyo

What Retailer Muji Gets Right With Its New Flagship Hotel in Tokyo

Colin Nagy, Skift

More travelers want a lower price point without sacrificing aesthetics and vibe. Much can be learned from Muji's example in Tokyo, particularly the product integration and room design.

5 months ago

Why George Clooney’s Sultan of Brunei Hotels Boycott Is Misguided

Why George Clooney’s Sultan of Brunei Hotels Boycott Is Misguided

Colin Nagy, Skift

Clooney’s effort to boycott the Dorchester Collection is the wrong approach. In effect, it actually serves to harm the frontline staff and workers in the hotels that create the magic for guests and Hollywood luminaries alike.

6 months ago