Luxury Travel

Reimagining Luxury Travel for 2025

Reimagining Luxury Travel for 2025

Korey Matthews, Skift

Luxury travel brands may see a customer looking for a deeper experience when travel picks up after the pandemic. They will be there to serve.

2 weeks ago

A Plunge in Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail in Europe

A Plunge in Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail in Europe

Silvia Aloisi, Francesca Piscioneri, and Christian Lowe, Reuters

The fashion capitals of Paris, Rome, and Milan are awakening to a harsh reality. Chinese and other Asian tourists accounted for a crucial slice of the luxury retail sector’s sales in Europe before coronavirus, but those visitors aren't likely to return soon.

2 months ago

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing to Woo Domestic Travelers

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing to Woo Domestic Travelers

Junko Fujita and Ritsuko Shimizu, Reuters

The Tokyo-based, 100-year old hospitality company, Hoshino Resorts, used to focus on international luxury travelers. But, as Japan essentially closes to foreign travel for months to come, the privately held company has pivoted to wooing domestic tourists.

3 months ago

Are Ski Resorts Ready for a Warmer World?

Are Ski Resorts Ready for a Warmer World?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Climate change is more than an existential threat to the outdoor ski economy. It will take a combination of greener operations and smarter business practices to ensure its viability for decades to come.

4 months ago

Debt-Laden Samsonite Reels From Coronavirus Crisis Aftershocks

Debt-Laden Samsonite Reels From Coronavirus Crisis Aftershocks

Sean O'Neill, Skift

By itself, the coronavirus scare needn't be like kryptonite to Samsonite, which has high gross margins. But the long-term double whammy of supply shocks (due to factory closings) and demand shocks (due to travelers pulling back on spending) may reduce the company's ability to pay interest on its heavy debts.

4 months ago

How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

Colin Nagy, Skift

For Africa to realize a lot of its economic potential, especially within hospitality, elevating women to positions of leadership will help power and accelerate growth. Asilia's Dunia Camp in Tanzania, run by General Manager Angel Vendeline Namshali and her team of all women, is an example of this positive change.

4 months ago

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

Colin Nagy, Skift

Connecting luxury travelers to the local community and fostering a better understanding of a destination is hard to do well. Here are two examples that the industry can draw inspiration from.

5 months ago

This Company Helps Luxury Hotels Go Analog to Get Guests to Unplug

This Company Helps Luxury Hotels Go Analog to Get Guests to Unplug

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The luxury hospitality industry is trying to help guests unwind in these anxiety-ridden, tech-addicted times. It's refreshing to think that something as simple as a book can make a difference — plus drive repeat hotel visits and even foster community. Luxury properties should take note.

5 months ago

How Luxury Hotels Are Keeping Up With Green-Friendly Family Travel Trends

How Luxury Hotels Are Keeping Up With Green-Friendly Family Travel Trends

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The hospitality industry has found that the higher a family's budget, the more concerned they are about environmental and cultural sustainability. Luxury operations that craft experiences that engage the family, and especially Gen Z, will see the long-tail impact as this generation has more control over vacation decisions.

5 months ago

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Outside of Africa where poaching, forestry, and resource exploitation can also threaten wildlife habitats, luxury hospitality leaders are playing a role in protecting land and creating opportunities around conservation.

6 months ago

The 2020 Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Winter Edition

The 2020 Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Winter Edition

Colin Nagy, Skift

Twice a year, this column looks at who is doing it right. Here are some of the most inspiring innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel. Let the debates begin.

6 months ago

CEO Ninan Chacko Is Out at Travel Leaders Group

CEO Ninan Chacko Is Out at Travel Leaders Group

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ninan Chacko's abrupt exit as CEO of Travel Leaders Group elicited "wows" across the travel industry when people heard the news. The reasons behind his departure, and what new strategy controlling shareholder Certares Management has in mind is mere speculation for now.

6 months ago