Luxury Travel

Asiana Airlines’ New Bag Restriction Is Bad News for Luxury Retailers

Asiana Airlines’ New Bag Restriction Is Bad News for Luxury Retailers

Albertina Torsoli, Bloomberg

Luxury retail has grown significantly in Southeast Asia and China. Other airlines will likely follow Asiana's example with bag restrictions if the market isn't more carefully regulated.

21 hours ago

Travel Trade Group Fights Back

Travel Trade Group Fights Back

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel agents (or advisors) were supposed to go the way of the fax machine. But in the internet era, they've managed to find ways to fight back.

4 days ago

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Measuring the Value of Wellness to a Hotel Brand

Laura Powell, Skift

Every time you turn around these days, a major hotel company is announcing that it has hired a chief wellness officer. But will this wave of devotion to wellness be a phase or a long-lasting phenomenon? Look to the return on investment for that answer.

5 days ago

The World of Luxury Tours and Activities

The World of Luxury Tours and Activities

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Experiences are becoming a much bigger part of the travel industry and luxury hotels are adding them to their portfolios. The next stage is connecting them to their loyalty programs.

2 weeks ago

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

What is hurting Airbnb’s ability to see true success? Increasing regulation, the company’s potential impact on local housing markets and the traditional hotel sector, and the company’s increasing role in hospitality and accommodation distribution. In this report, we attack all three.

2 weeks ago

The Advantage of Super Exclusivity

The Advantage of Super Exclusivity

Patrick Whyte, Skift

As luxury travel continues to democratize, brands that want to attract the super-wealthy need to come up with new and better strategies.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Brands Launch College Tours to Meet Maturing Gen Zers

Luxury Brands Launch College Tours to Meet Maturing Gen Zers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Creating customized college packages is smart for several reasons: Parents are happy to pay for a less stressful experience and young affluent teens become comfortable with a brand during a critical and memorable moment, leading the way for future business.

3 weeks ago

Why Hermès Makes It Tough to Find Its Products

Why Hermès Makes It Tough to Find Its Products

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is there a brand out there with more cachet in the luxury world than Hermès? There's a reason for it. The company manages expansion and inventory in a prudent way.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Travel Advisors Aim to Put the Person Back in Personalization

Luxury Travel Advisors Aim to Put the Person Back in Personalization

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Luxury travel advisors can thrive with the help of tech, rather than fear it, according to Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, and Jack Ezon, founder of Embark. Their claim makes intuitive sense.

3 weeks ago

When Wellness Tourism Takes Over

When Wellness Tourism Takes Over

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Looking after yourself is the new rock 'n' roll, so it makes total sense that "The Live Music Capital of the World" should turn into a wellness center.

4 weeks ago

In Austin, Wellness Is Fast Becoming the New Weird

In Austin, Wellness Is Fast Becoming the New Weird

Laura Powell, Skift

Austin may be best known for its music bona fides, but wellness is also becoming instrumental in bringing an eclectic mix of visitors to the Texas capital city. It must be something in the water ... or in the hills.

4 weeks ago

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Design-branded properties are well placed to the growing number of Chinese middle- and upper-class consumers, thanks to the intersection of luxury travel and fashion.

1 month ago