Luxury Travel

Barcelona Openings Underline a Luxury Market in Transition

Barcelona Openings Underline a Luxury Market in Transition

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Sophisticated serenity is the best way to describe luxury hospitality in the Catalan capital where troubles including sky-high petty crime rates, legality surrounding Airbnb, and political tensions bubble under the surface. For a city once considered the coolest in Europe, its development is useful to watch for other cities just now entering their gilded age of tourism.

2 days ago

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Champagne and caviar? Check. Barista island? Check. Scheduled flights? Richard Branson will get back to you. Space tourism has been an endlessly delayed launch, after all.

4 days ago

Can High-End Travelers Save Amsterdam From Overtourism?

Can High-End Travelers Save Amsterdam From Overtourism?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

One way to beat overtourism is to target higher-spending visitors. Cities can get away with fewer tourists as long as they spend more. But will that really help solve the issue?

1 week ago

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New Skift Report: Reimagining Hospitality for Today’s Creative Class

New Skift Report: Reimagining Hospitality for Today’s Creative Class

K11 ARTUS + Skift

The rise of cities and the growth of the global creative class are two major factors that will heavily influence hospitality design in the coming years. Those brands that take the boldest steps to embrace these sophisticated consumers are likely to be the most successful in capturing their valuable attention.

5 months ago

Amsterdam Turns to Luxury to Allay Overtourism Concerns

Amsterdam Turns to Luxury to Allay Overtourism Concerns

Laura Powell, Skift

When your destination is considered the ultimate hotbed of overtourism, what do you do to reduce crowding? For Amsterdam, the answer lies in luxury.

1 week ago

Getting the Little Things Right in High-End Travel

Getting the Little Things Right in High-End Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If you're pitching yourself as a luxury hotel, you need to make the things inside look nothing less than impeccable. A stray thread here or there could make the difference for some guests.

2 weeks ago

The Next Phase of High-End Alternative Accommodations

The Next Phase of High-End Alternative Accommodations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The concept of alternative accommodations encompasses so much. Even in the realm of high-end travelers, there are often multiple examples to choose from in the same place.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Accommodations Head Outdoors in Creative Ways

Luxury Accommodations Head Outdoors in Creative Ways

Laura Powell, Skift

We’ve been reporting on alternative luxury accommodations like glamping, yurts, and tiny homes for the past couple of years. But now the hotel-less caravansary is going one step beyond, offering a variety of alternative accommodations all in one location.

3 weeks ago

The Evolution of Long Island’s Tony East End as Luxury Destination

The Evolution of Long Island’s Tony East End as Luxury Destination

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Stick or twist? Plenty of destinations have to wrestle with the idea when looking to develop their tourism offering. By changing too much or too quickly, you risk losing what made the place special to begin with.

4 weeks ago

Redesigning New York’s East End for Year-Round Luxury

Redesigning New York’s East End for Year-Round Luxury

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Small towns across the world like Montauk are becoming luxury destinations. Hoteliers building luxury experiences within them face a handful of challenges to balance the local community and original allure with high-end service and amenities. It will be interesting to watch how these brands and locations evolve as tourism continues to boom.

4 weeks ago

Four Seasons Private Jet Tours in High Demand With Repeat Customers

Four Seasons Private Jet Tours in High Demand With Repeat Customers

Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

One out of three of the people flying on the new Four Seasons private jet this year are repeat customers from trips since the company premiered the luxury itineraries in 2015. That's a great success rate for trips starting at about $160,000 a person.

1 month ago

Ranchers Capitalize on Lux Travelers Craving Great Outdoors

Ranchers Capitalize on Lux Travelers Craving Great Outdoors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Even if the product on offer is not traditional, high-end travelers have certain expectations. It's not as simple as slapping the word luxury onto a website.

1 month ago