Articles tagged “vacation homes”

The Ecosystems Around the Wealthy’s Third and Fourth Luxury Vacation Homes

The Ecosystems Around the Wealthy’s Third and Fourth Luxury Vacation Homes

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Multiple homeowners are a growing segment of the luxury travel market, so learning to speak and appeal directly to their unique desires is a necessity for any luxury travel provider.

2 years ago

Vacation Home Sales in the U.S. Reach a Record High

Vacation Home Sales in the U.S. Reach a Record High

Prashant Gopal, Bloomberg

There are more than a few Skift staffers hoping to add to this trends soon.

4 years ago

Portugal’s Coveted Golden Visa Program Under Scrutiny After Corruption Claims

Portugal’s Coveted Golden Visa Program Under Scrutiny After Corruption Claims

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

Offering EU residency for the price of a very nice vacation home has always appealed to us. Unfortunately it appealed too much to the weaker instincts of politicians.

4 years ago

Aspen Split Between Wealthy Visitors and the Working Poor That Serve Them

Aspen Split Between Wealthy Visitors and the Working Poor That Serve Them

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press

This plays itself out in many destinations with a large population of tourists: The wealthy that want to visit and the less wealthy that take care of them.

4 years ago

Paris Vacation Homes About to Get Hit With New Taxes

Paris Vacation Homes About to Get Hit With New Taxes

Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

It's remarkable that vacation homes make up nearly 40% of the housing stock in the city's most notable neighborhoods. No wonder the streets seem so vacant.

4 years ago

TUI Tries To Exit Disastrous Italian Vacation Home Project

TUI Tries To Exit Disastrous Italian Vacation Home Project

Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

TUI AG is weaning itself away from projects and brands that it doesn't consider part of the way forward, post-merger. Although TUI has expertise in hotels, developing a vacation-home community such as Castelfalfi was a whole different animal.

4 years ago

Sanctions Keep Russia’s Elite Away From French Riviera Vacation Breaks

Sanctions Keep Russia’s Elite Away From French Riviera Vacation Breaks

Patrick Winters and Andy Hoffman, Bloomberg

We hear the Crimea is just lovely this time of year.

4 years ago

Sales of U.S. Vacation Homes Rise to the Highest Level in Seven Years

Sales of U.S. Vacation Homes Rise to the Highest Level in Seven Years

Prashant Gopal, Bloomberg

An improving economy is giving some Americans the confidence to invest in vacation homes again, one part of a positive trend towards increased travel countrywide.

5 years ago

The Ultra-Wealthy Look to Space to Shrink Travel Time to Vacation Homes

The Ultra-Wealthy Look to Space to Shrink Travel Time to Vacation Homes

Eduard Gismatullin, Bloomberg

If all it takes for us to travel faster between destinations is a kick in the pants provided by the ultra-rich wanting to get to their second homes in a tenth of the time, then we're all for it.

5 years ago

Interval Leisure Group Expands Its Resort Management Business in Q4 as Timeshares Face Pressures

Interval Leisure Group Expands Its Resort Management Business in Q4 as Timeshares Face Pressures

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With so many diverse types of accommodations available these days and with the world getting younger, the timeshare business may be losing its luster (although that luster was tenuous, at best).

5 years ago

Portugal and Spain Lure Holiday Home Buyers With Hard-to-Get Visas

Portugal and Spain Lure Holiday Home Buyers With Hard-to-Get Visas

Reuters

This Iberian solution to clearing out the real estate stock it created when it overbuilt during the heady, pre-crash days before 2008 is no doubt a high priority. But it should expect to see ramifications from these visas in the coming years.

5 years ago

HomeAway Launches Luxury Vacation Rental Site

HomeAway Launches Luxury Vacation Rental Site

Dennis Schaal, Skift

By launching this new luxury site, HomeAway is leveraging existing assets and tweaking them a bit with a dose of curation. Given the rise of vacation clubs and the supposed boom in luxury travel, this move makes a lot of sense.

5 years ago