Luxury Travel

Where Millennials and Baby Boomers Agree on Luxury Travel

Where Millennials and Baby Boomers Agree on Luxury Travel

Laura Powell, Skift

Demographics always defy preconceived notions, but the mindsets of consumer segments are where the focus should be.

4 hours ago

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The success of JPMorgan Chase’s Sapphire Reserve Card has forced American Express to compete and spend the most in at least nine years on its card rewards. It's time to check if you have the most generous card.

5 days ago

Environmental Sustainability Is the Next Frontier in Luxury Travel

Environmental Sustainability Is the Next Frontier in Luxury Travel

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Environmental sustainability will be the mark of luxury as we move into the future with discerning customers demanding that the businesses they patronize do everything possible to mitigate their impact.

1 week ago

How Trends Evolve and Shape Consumer Travel Habits

How Trends Evolve and Shape Consumer Travel Habits

Laura Powell, Skift

Focusing on current micro-trends will allow prescient travel businesses to get a leg up on the competition. The key, though, is distinguishing between a micro-trend and a fad.

1 week ago

How to Create a Better Brand Extension for Luxury Travel Consumers

How to Create a Better Brand Extension for Luxury Travel Consumers

Laura Powell, Skift

Is affordable luxury an oxymoron? Do luxury products risk diluting their images by brand extensions? We speak with a global branding expert about the underpinnings of luxury brands.

1 week ago

How Monte Carlo Embraces Change for a New Luxury Customer

How Monte Carlo Embraces Change for a New Luxury Customer

Samantha Shankman , Skift

Monte Carlo might be known for its traditional luxury offering, but a deeper look shows a hospitality group that's keenly aware of its positioning, the changing market and how it must adapt to ensure a spot of the ultra-wealthy's jet set itineraries.

2 weeks ago

Travel Journalists Pivot to Custom Luxury Travel Planning

Travel Journalists Pivot to Custom Luxury Travel Planning

Laura Powell, Skift

Another high-end, membership-based travel consultancy opens up shop. We wonder how these businesses will distinguish themselves as competition grows in the realm of "curating bespoke experiential localized" travel.

2 weeks ago

India’s Luxury Sector Poised for Exponential Growth

India’s Luxury Sector Poised for Exponential Growth

Samantha Shankman, Skift

India is ready for a jump in luxury travel, but it will need to catch up in terms of the accommodations and services that it can offer while also being conscious that local residents, not just multinationals, benefit from this growth.

4 weeks ago

Ritz-Carlton Enters the Luxury Cruise Business With 3 Custom Yachts

Ritz-Carlton Enters the Luxury Cruise Business With 3 Custom Yachts

Laura Powell, Skift

We've seen both luxury hotel and luxury cruise companies develop private jet products recently, but only one hotel brand is currently taking its moniker to sea. This is easily the most interesting thing the otherwise traditional Ritz-Carlton has ever done.

1 month ago

BMW Picks Butterfield & Robinson as Its Exclusive European Tour Operator

BMW Picks Butterfield & Robinson as Its Exclusive European Tour Operator

Laura Powell, Skift

European car pick ups have been a thing for decades now, but BMW's move to add B&R to the mix is an additional selling point for the right kind of traveler.

1 month ago

What the Growing Market for Luxury Goods Tells the Travel Industry

What the Growing Market for Luxury Goods Tells the Travel Industry

Laura Powell, Skift

There's good and bad in this report. Spending will continue, of course, but it is shifting into new markets and leaving some legacy markets in the lurch.

1 month ago

How to Tell the Difference Between Luxury and Affluent Travelers

How to Tell the Difference Between Luxury and Affluent Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

The quick takeaway: Not all wealthy U.S. travelers travel the same way.

1 month ago