Articles tagged “yachts”

Hotels

7 Facts About The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Superyachts run by Marriott brand Ritz-Carlton are setting the pace in a new segment. If you're short on ideas for Valentine's Day, now's the time to drop a hint.

7 Facts About The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

News Blog

Ritz-Carlton Ultra-Luxury Cruise Brand Seeks up to $400 Million to Add Ships: Report

The Marriott-controlled ultra-luxury superyacht brand The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection would like to raise as much as $400 million to add two superyachts to its current three, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. The operator is backed by investors such as Oaktree Capital Management. Its first ship, the 298-guest Evrima, set sail in October 2022, with the…

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Marriott CEO Frames Yacht-Like Cruises as a Bet on Luxury and Loyalty

Marriott International CEO Anthony Capuano on Tuesday toured the Evirma, the first sailing vessel in The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Capuano said in an interview that yacht-style cruises on the 623-foot Evrima — which hosts fewer than 300 people at a time — represent an important pillar of growth for the world's largest hotel operator by…

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Accor to Launch Yacht-Style Cruise Brand Orient Express Silenseas

One of the hottest areas for hotel companies is the open sea. Accor, the Paris-based hotel giant, hopes to launch a yacht-style cruise line Orient Express Silenseas by 2026, according to a report in Bloomberg News on Wednesday. Adding to the multi-modal mindset, the 722-foot-long vessel will be branded after a famous railway brand, Orient…

Startups

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

In a quiet week for travel tech fundraising, highlights include a 3 million pound crowdfunding for a service that lets consumers rent a yacht to feel like, well, a yacht owner. Slowing venture capital returns may be a caution flag for deals later this year.

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Is There a Doctor On the Road? Travel Medicine Startup Raises $1.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Everyone has gotten sick on the road sometime. A startup says it can make telehealth the answer.

Is There a Doctor On the Road? Travel Medicine Startup Raises $1.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tourism

Croatian Tour Operators Spot a Summer Rebound Following Rise in Yacht Bookings

The country's scenic coastlines may well be calling, but tourists will still want to reach them with as few hassles as possible this summer.

Croatian Tour Operators Spot a Summer Rebound Following Rise in Yacht Bookings

Business Travel

Is There Really a Peer-to-Peer Market for Yachts?

While yachting is undeniably attractive for luxury travelers, is it really ripe for disruption? The practical and logistical concerns make an intermediary or manager seem more attractive than in other sectors.

Is There Really a Peer-to-Peer Market for Yachts?

Business Travel

The State of Luxury Yacht Rentals and Sharing Schemes

Breaking open the yacht rental market with a sharing platform is a difficult endeavor given the challenges of operating a digital business within the luxury sector as well as the nuances and securities needed for an experience as hands-on as yachting.

The State of Luxury Yacht Rentals and Sharing Schemes

Business Travel

Is the Crypto-Luxury Travel Market Worth the Risk?

Bitcoin's growth has made a lot of people very wealthy, and more companies are looking at tapping into what could be a lucrative market. The problem, though, is the unpredictable nature of cryptocurrency markets means accepting these virtual currencies comes with considerable risk.

Is the Crypto-Luxury Travel Market Worth the Risk?