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Articles tagged “weddings”

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.

1 month ago

U.S. Suburban Hotels See Bright Spot in Big Indian Weddings Business

U.S. Suburban Hotels See Bright Spot in Big Indian Weddings Business

Melissa Silverberg, Associated Press

A prime example of how embracing and understanding other cultures can be a win-win situation, both for businesses and the communities they serve.

5 months ago

Lifestyle Adventure Resorts Target the Future Luxury Traveler

Lifestyle Adventure Resorts Target the Future Luxury Traveler

Greg Oates, Skift

The next generation of upscale soft adventure resorts are building out their experiential programming and content to offer more variety for a wider range of leisure and group clientele.

12 months ago

Florida Tourism Officials Want to Be Prepared if Same-Sex Marriage Given OK

Florida Tourism Officials Want to Be Prepared if Same-Sex Marriage Given OK

Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel

Souther Florida already does a ton of business with the LGBT traveler, so it knows what could happen to its weddings business if the same-sex marriage floodgates opened.

2 years ago

The Honeymooning Habits of Marrying Millennials in the U.S.

The Honeymooning Habits of Marrying Millennials in the U.S.

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel plays an important role in millennials' lives, which translates over to their honeymoon experience where they are looking to go further and experience more to mark the occassion.

2 years ago

Legalization of Same-Sex Marriages Expected to Fuel Travel Industry Worldwide

Legalization of Same-Sex Marriages Expected to Fuel Travel Industry Worldwide

Patricia Reaney, Reuters

A boom in the number of same-sex marriages will boost visitor spend in destinations and resorts as couples who have waited to make their unions official celebrate with gatherings near and far.

3 years ago

10 Most Desired Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations of 2013

10 Most Desired Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations of 2013

Samantha Shankman, Skift

One trend is clear: Beaches are the most desired destination among newlyweds. It would interesting to find how many of these searches translate into bookings and how many U.S. users search for Bali and end up in Boca.

3 years ago

Hawaii’s New Gay Marriage Law Expected to Boost Tourism by $217 Million

Hawaii’s New Gay Marriage Law Expected to Boost Tourism by $217 Million

Oskar Garcia, Associated Press

Hawaii's fast-paced tourism growth has slowed over the last year, but a new law passing gay marriage opens the islands up to an entirely new group of visitors.

3 years ago

South Korea Tourism Gets a Boost from Chinese Couples Obsessed with K-pop

South Korea Tourism Gets a Boost from Chinese Couples Obsessed with K-pop

Elizabeth Shim, Associated Press

South Korea's K-Pop scene attracts tourists from around the world, but this particular segment of wealthy Chinese couples spend much more on deluxe hotel, grooming, and photo packages.

3 years ago

If Hawaii Acts Quickly it Has a $217 Million Gay Tourism Bonanza Waiting

3 years ago

Hotels are ready to capitalize on DOMA ruling with same-sex wedding packages

Hotels are ready to capitalize on DOMA ruling with same-sex wedding packages

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Skift

Luxury hotels in open-minded states were already making a business catering to gay and lesbian commitment ceremonies and civil unions, but the death of DOMA means the wedding market is about to get richer.

3 years ago

Niagara Falls hotels and businesses try to capitalize on gay marriage tourism

Niagara Falls hotels and businesses try to capitalize on gay marriage tourism

Aaron Besecker, The Buffalo News

The more marriages, the better for the vacation wedding industry.

3 years ago