Articles tagged “ovation vacations”

Luxury Travel Advisors Aim to Put the Person Back in Personalization

Luxury Travel Advisors Aim to Put the Person Back in Personalization

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Luxury travel advisors can thrive with the help of tech, rather than fear it, according to Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, and Jack Ezon, founder of Embark. Their claim makes intuitive sense.

6 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Ovation Is Embarking on a New Elite Luxury Brand

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Ovation Is Embarking on a New Elite Luxury Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Jack Ezon of Ovation’s leisure business is starting Embark, a luxury agency with an unusual business structure. In this Q&A, Ezon shares how agents can thrive in the digital era, the biggest problem facing the travel industry, and why he hires so many millennials.

6 months ago

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

The Ins and Outs for Travel Advisors 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.

9 months ago

Hotels Seeing Super-Rich Reserving Entire Properties for Special Occasions

Hotels Seeing Super-Rich Reserving Entire Properties for Special Occasions

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Why block out some rooms for a family gathering when you -- or at least, they -- can book the entire resort? That's a trend that luxury travel agents are seeing among the super rich. Instead of HomeAway's recent ad campaign about renting the "whole house," perhaps certain hoteliers will find it appropriate to start touting renting the whole resort.

2 years ago