Luxury Travel

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.

1 week ago

A New Market for On-Demand Luxury Fashion Delivers

A New Market for On-Demand Luxury Fashion Delivers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Rental is the future of fashion, and the trend could transform how we pack and plan for upcoming trips. What businesses are ready to serve the demand?

1 week ago

Take a Deep Breath: We Are Introducing the Luxury & Wellness Travel Report

Take a Deep Breath: We Are Introducing the Luxury & Wellness Travel Report

Tom Lowry, Skift

No two sectors in travel are seeing as many changes and opportunities as luxury and wellness. That's why we are combining our coverage in a new weekly newsletter to launch on January 2. The Luxury & Wellness Travel Report will present fresh perspectives from across the globe on trends, business models, and the game-changers shaping these industries.

3 weeks ago

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The Baja Way – Designing the Perfect Luxury Travel Experience in Los Cabos

The Baja Way – Designing the Perfect Luxury Travel Experience in Los Cabos

Los Cabos Tourism Board + Skift

A new generation of forward-thinking chefs, gallery owners, mixologists, and entrepreneurs are helping the luxury destination of Los Cabos showcase its unique heritage and amenities, helping to set a new standard for luxury tourism in the process. In this piece, we get inside the mindset of “The Baja Way.”

1 month ago

Why the Luxury Sabbatical Trend Looks Built to Last

Why the Luxury Sabbatical Trend Looks Built to Last

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This is only the beginning of the sabbatical movement — a flash point in which trends in work, mindfulness, technology, and access all come together. Expect high-end consumers to become accustomed to the idea of taking extended leaves with their family at regular intervals, especially as the millennial generation ages.

1 month ago

Virgin Galactic Celebrates a Year of Milestones in the Race to Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic Celebrates a Year of Milestones in the Race to Space Tourism

Associated Press

The company seems to be inching closer to actually launching commercial flights, though it still won't commit to a launch date. Many expect 2020 will be the year, but space tourism is an industry that hits a lot of snags.

1 month ago

Surge in Experiential Luxury Travel Drives Growth in Boutique Trade Shows

Surge in Experiential Luxury Travel Drives Growth in Boutique Trade Shows

Laura Powell, Skift

The recent development of high-end niche travel marketplaces demonstrates that luxury travel is expanding in depth, breadth, and focus.

1 month ago

Niche Luxury Travel Boom Creates Demand for Exclusive Trade Shows

Niche Luxury Travel Boom Creates Demand for Exclusive Trade Shows

Laura Powell, Skift

Luxury travel during the past decade has taken off exponentially, driven by growing wealth around the world. It's a natural progression that niche trade shows are popping up to cater to the demand.

2 months ago

Luxury Brands Strive to Improve Messaging for Chinese Market

Luxury Brands Strive to Improve Messaging for Chinese Market

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury brands today are designing stories for global citizens, but telling those stories in different markets requires more than a different app — it's about delivering a message that resonates with the core brand and the local culture that they're speaking to.

2 months ago

Travel’s Moment of Clarity: Sober Tourism Is a Real Business

Travel’s Moment of Clarity: Sober Tourism Is a Real Business

Rosie Spinks, Skift

There have always been travelers who don't drink, but the "sober curious" lifestyle movement has created a defined market of people who are eager for trips, tours, and experiences that aren't centered around alcohol. It's surprising that the travel industry has only just started to respond.

2 months ago

SoulCycle’s Move Into Retreats Will Test Loyalty of Its Spin Fanatics

SoulCycle’s Move Into Retreats Will Test Loyalty of Its Spin Fanatics

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Considering SoulCycle is a fitness company, it’s not outlandish to think it would want to get into the wellness retreat business. Whether it will actually earn enough of a profit from the trips to make it worth its while is another story.

2 months ago

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Wellness tourism is here for the long term. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in this booming sector.

2 months ago