Luxury Travel

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: What’s Next for Tours and Cruises

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: What’s Next for Tours and Cruises

Jason Clampet, Skift

Whether it's tours our cruises, luxury travelers look to experiences over objects as they seek to tick off their high-end bucket lists.

2 days ago

UBS Will Challenge Chase and AMEX With New Travel-Focused Credit Card

UBS Will Challenge Chase and AMEX With New Travel-Focused Credit Card

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

Some of the perks are impressive, but UBS may have some trouble challenging Chase and American Express. Both competitors offer serious value to cardholders seeking free travel. And each has been in the high-end business longer than UBS. Plus, Chase and Amex have lots of airline partners.

2 days ago

What the One Percenter Travelers Really Want From Tourism

What the One Percenter Travelers Really Want From Tourism

Laura Powell, Skift

The 1 percent are looking for the same things from travel — experiences and bragging rights. They just have the means to take it up a few notches beyond the other 99 percent.

3 days ago

New Luxury Newsletter: Why the Modern Luxury Traveler Is Different

New Luxury Newsletter: Why the Modern Luxury Traveler Is Different

Jason Clampet, Skift

Today's luxury isn't gold plated doodads, it's choice, convenience, and the power to choose experiences.

1 week ago

Interview: Virtuoso Travel CEO on the Future of the New Luxury Traveler

Interview: Virtuoso Travel CEO on the Future of the New Luxury Traveler

Greg Oates, Skift

Wealthy travelers define luxury in many different ways, based on who they're traveling with and why. However, there is consensus in terms of the growing demand for more human connectedness and meaningful experiences for both adults and children.

1 week ago

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: The Opportunities of the Middle Class

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: The Opportunities of the Middle Class

Jason Clampet, Skift

Like others, the luxury sector is always looking for the next big thing. With the middle class growing faster than the upper class, the opportunities may be just one demographic away.

2 weeks ago

Madagascar, Romania and More New Destinations for Luxury Tour Operators

Madagascar, Romania and More New Destinations for Luxury Tour Operators

Laura Powell, Skift

The line between emerging and not ready for prime time can be a thin one that luxury operators must walk.

2 weeks ago

The Psychology Behind Luxury Employee Training Programs

The Psychology Behind Luxury Employee Training Programs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury hoteliers often face similar challenges as other high-end brands and should seize the opportunity to start a conversation about luxury training and employment that crosses several sectors.

2 weeks ago

Beverly Hills Mixes Wealth and Health in New Tourism Push

Beverly Hills Mixes Wealth and Health in New Tourism Push

Laura Powell, Skift

Now you can spend a fortune shopping on Rodeo Drive, then find a place to quietly contemplate your coming credit card bill.

2 weeks ago

How Luxury Hotels Can Adapt to a Rising and Wealthier Middle Class

How Luxury Hotels Can Adapt to a Rising and Wealthier Middle Class

Samantha Shankman, Skift

New luxury consumers need to come from somewhere, and a slightly more wealthy middle class can provide an entry point for brands.

2 weeks ago

Havana’s First Luxury Mall Shows Cuba’s Play for High-Spending Travelers

Havana’s First Luxury Mall Shows Cuba’s Play for High-Spending Travelers

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press

Will U.S. travelers looking for an escape from consumerism be turned off as Cuba introduces more luxury experiences for vacationers?

2 weeks ago

Luxury River Cruises Take Action to Avoid Irrelevance and Compete on Age

Luxury River Cruises Take Action to Avoid Irrelevance and Compete on Age

Laua Powell, Skift

River cruising doesn't just have age problems, its brands are competing on the quality of their on-shore experiences in an effort to lure in a new generation of cruisers.

3 weeks ago