Luxury Travel

Private Jet Tours Are Catching On for Big Spenders

Private Jet Tours Are Catching On for Big Spenders

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The audience of people who can spend $159,000 on a round-the-world jet tour is slim — and we have to wonder how much those travelers want to share the experience with dozens of strangers. But you don't need that many customers to fill an 84-bed plane.

3 days ago

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in for our take on the biggest — some might call them mega — trends we see in store for travel this year.

2 months ago

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Joelle Diderich, Bloomberg

Paris went through a lot this year and its inbound tourism suffered. Now the city turns to an old favorite, luxury retail, to revive high-spending visitation.

3 months ago

Travel-Focused Consumers Win in Amex and Chase’s Battle for Credit Card Supremacy

Travel-Focused Consumers Win in Amex and Chase’s Battle for Credit Card Supremacy

Ben Steverman , Bloomberg

It takes a remarkable amount of effort to extract value from credit card offers, but for sophisticated travelers who study their options, the reward tend to be worth it.

4 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Club Med President on the Future of All-Inclusive

Skift Backstage Podcast: Club Med President on the Future of All-Inclusive

Hannah Sampson , Skift

How does a decades-old brand transform itself? Listen to this bonus episode for some insight from Club Med's president.

4 months ago

Video: Wolff Olins CEO on Capturing the Traveler’s Imagination

Video: Wolff Olins CEO on Capturing the Traveler’s Imagination

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most travel brands probably get too focused on day-to-day operations to think about stepping back and telling a story. That should probably change, and Nwokorie's ideas seem like a good place to start.

4 months ago

A Lull in Tourism is Expected to Hurt the Luxury Goods Market

A Lull in Tourism is Expected to Hurt the Luxury Goods Market

Associated Press

A slowdown in tourism doesn't just harm the travel industry. As the habits of shopping travelers from China to Brazil and beyond change, so will the expectations of retail brands in major tourism markets.

10 months ago

The Future of International Luxury Travel in 4 Charts

The Future of International Luxury Travel in 4 Charts

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Over the next decade, North America's dominance in luxury travel may be supplanted by Middle Eastern and Asian travelers looking to upgrade to a luxury travel experience.

10 months ago

Skift Podcast: What Do The World’s Wealthiest Travelers Want?

Skift Podcast: What Do The World’s Wealthiest Travelers Want?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Luxury travel is about more than brand names and butler service. Providers are realizing they have to deliver custom, personalized experiences to earn loyalty from wealthy clients.

11 months ago

The Designers That Have Mastered the Better First-Class Cabin

The Designers That Have Mastered the Better First-Class Cabin

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The race to build up Business class has pushed both the back and the front of the aircraft in new directions. We expect to see dramatic changes to both ends of the aircraft soon. Some nicer than others.

1 year ago

Video: Reinventing Luxury Cruising Through Customization

Video: Reinventing Luxury Cruising Through Customization

Jason Clampet, Skift

Everyone wants a trip made just for them, and when you're paying luxury prices it's more likely to happen.

1 year ago

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A private jet vacation is a convenient way for the luxury traveler who has seen it all to experience an array of diverse destinations during a single trip.

1 year ago