Luxury Travel

What Travel Can Learn From the Fashion Industry — New Luxury

What Travel Can Learn From the Fashion Industry — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There are so many parallels between the luxury fashion and travel industries. Consolidation in both is bringing challenges as well as opportunities.

5 days ago

Consolidation Is Reshaping the North American Ski Market

Consolidation Is Reshaping the North American Ski Market

Laura Powell, Skift

Through a new venture with KSL Capital Partners, Aspen Skiing Company (Skico) is broadening its scope far beyond Colorado. But it's not only about amassing mountains. Skico is concentrating on building a new boutique hotel brand, which is raising eyebrows in its newest destination.

6 days ago

What Travel Can Learn From Luxury Fashion’s Digital Trials

What Travel Can Learn From Luxury Fashion’s Digital Trials

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Fashion has in many ways been steps ahead of travel when it comes to Web design, online engagement and marketing prowess — but there is still so far to go for luxury brands in both industries.

6 days ago

Luxury Brands Cross Industry Lines for Loyalty Collaborations

Luxury Brands Cross Industry Lines for Loyalty Collaborations

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The success of this, and all brand partnerships, is dependent on a synergistic approach to luxury whether that be sleek and understated or bold and brash. We expect to see more cross-industry partnerships emerge as brands wrestle for the attention and trust of the new luxury consumer.

6 days ago

Post-Conflict Colombia Opens Up to Luxury Travel Market

Post-Conflict Colombia Opens Up to Luxury Travel Market

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Plenty of people were put off visiting Colombia because of its long-running civil war. Now this is over tourism entrepreneurs are hoping to exploit a renewed desire to travel to the country.

6 days ago

Louis Vuitton Luggage Exhibition Details a History of Modern Travel

Louis Vuitton Luggage Exhibition Details a History of Modern Travel

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Fashion-minded travelers and history buffs will no doubt want to flock to New York City to see this exhibit. But we have to wonder: Will there soon be a day when this luxury luggage goes more high-tech, too? Or should classics stay the same?

7 days ago

Crisis Management Beyond Everyday Hospitality — New Luxury

Crisis Management Beyond Everyday Hospitality — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A true test of any business is how they cope when things go wrong. This is especially true when it's out of their control. Hotels hit by the recent hurricanes will have learned plenty of lessons from their varied experiences.

2 weeks ago

Soft Brand Launches and the Threat to Luxury Hotel Collections

Soft Brand Launches and the Threat to Luxury Hotel Collections

Laura Powell, Skift

While soft brands aren’t a new phenomenon, the big hotel companies seem keener on them than ever. They may not represent a direct threat to luxury hotel collections but they increase the competition when it comes to wooing owners.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Hotel Leaders Share Lessons Learned in Hurricane Aftermath

Luxury Hotel Leaders Share Lessons Learned in Hurricane Aftermath

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It's not if you get knocked down, but how you get up that matters. Not only do hospitality teams have the opportunity to provide guests with shelter and stability, but they can expand their impact throughout their local communities highlighting the strength and potential for our sector to be force of good.

2 weeks ago

Pass the Avocado Toast — Updating the Luxury Spa Experience for a New Generation

Pass the Avocado Toast — Updating the Luxury Spa Experience for a New Generation

Laura Powell, Skift

Luxury spas need to understand that because many millennials are already incorporating wellness into their everyday routine, they need something from high-end destinations. It might seem trite to highlight avocados but today's under-35s value food above almost everything else.

2 weeks ago

Women in Luxury Travel Share Perspectives on the Glass Ceiling

Women in Luxury Travel Share Perspectives on the Glass Ceiling

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although women are particularly well-positioned to lead in the nuanced luxury market, it will take the effort and collaboration of men and women already within the industry to bring about change and more equal leadership teams.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Travel Brands Can’t Afford to Be So Far Behind in Digital Engagement

Luxury Travel Brands Can’t Afford to Be So Far Behind in Digital Engagement

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Social profiles and websites are the new shop window. Luxury brands can no longer afford to see their digital presences fall so far behind the quality of their products and services.

3 weeks ago