Luxury Travel

Jumeirah’s Big Plans for 2019

Jumeirah’s Big Plans for 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Jumeirah Group is certainly ratcheting up its plans. Broadening its brand portfolio will help with name recognition.

4 days ago

The Next Big Destinations for Luxury Brands

The Next Big Destinations for Luxury Brands

Laura Powell, Skift

Where will luxury travelers be jetting off to in 2019? For clues, look at where the world's high-end brands are opening their newest properties.

5 days ago

Green Tourism Sees Greater Opportunity at the High End

Green Tourism Sees Greater Opportunity at the High End

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Tourism providers can make big claims about their sustainability credentials, but is anyone really listening?

2 weeks ago

Destinations Push Green Credentials to Entice Luxury Travelers

Destinations Push Green Credentials to Entice Luxury Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

While many destinations are upping their sustainability game, a few are actually actively promoting it as a way to attract higher-end visitors. Monaco and Slovenia are trying to prove that selling green will positively color tourism perceptions ... and revenues.

2 weeks ago

Tiffany Blames Chinese Tourists’ Spending Slump For Poor Growth

Tiffany Blames Chinese Tourists’ Spending Slump For Poor Growth

Kim Bhasin, Bloomberg

While Chinese tourists aren't spending as much in Tiffany's major stores like the flagship in New York, the company does see more opportunities for mainland China.

3 weeks ago

How Honeymoons Are Changing

How Honeymoons Are Changing

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Like so many other aspects of the travel industry, honeymoons are evolving. Today's newlyweds want something very different than past generations.

3 weeks ago

Instagram Helps Shape New Honeymoon Experiences

Instagram Helps Shape New Honeymoon Experiences

Laura Powell, Skift

Well-heeled newlyweds are hoofing to destinations far beyond the beach for their honeymoons these days. Influenced by Instagram and luxury travel advisors, couples with means are looking for more meaningful, adventure-filled post-wedding getaways.

3 weeks ago

Target the New Rich or Be Left Behind

Target the New Rich or Be Left Behind

Patrick Whyte, Skift

High-end travel companies need to find a way of targeting the newly wealthy, or they risk being left behind.

4 weeks ago

AccorHotels Balances Asset-Light and Acquisition Strategies: New Skift Research Report

AccorHotels Balances Asset-Light and Acquisition Strategies: New Skift Research Report

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With the sale of a majority stake in the company's owned and leased hotel business, AccorHotels is a more stable, nimble company, with the ability to pursue additional acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. In our latest research report, we break down what going asset-light means for the company and tackle ways of measuring the success of its M&A strategy.

4 weeks ago

Why Luxury Companies Need to Pay Attention to the Newly Wealthy

Why Luxury Companies Need to Pay Attention to the Newly Wealthy

Laura Powell, Skift

Just as a gold digger goes after an older mate with deep pockets, so the luxury market has traditionally kept a focus on the mature top 5 percent. But as the world of wealth evolves, companies need to broaden their horizons to consider the new and younger groups that are becoming eligible for elite status.

4 weeks ago

Norwegian Targets High-Spending Cruise Customers

Norwegian Targets High-Spending Cruise Customers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Taking a peek behind the scenes during earnings seasons offers some useful insights. Can Norwegian make a successful play for bigger cruise spenders, and will Belmond eventually sell itself?

1 month ago

The Challenge for Ethiopia’s Luxury Push

The Challenge for Ethiopia’s Luxury Push

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ethiopia is slowly making its name in luxury tourism. The question is how fast will the rate of change be?

1 month ago