Luxury Travel

The Travel Agents Rethinking the Brick and Mortar Retail Experience

The Travel Agents Rethinking the Brick and Mortar Retail Experience

Laura Powell, Skift

There are vastly fewer retail travel outlets now than two decades ago, but a few creative agents are rethinking how to buy and sell travel in the real world.

4 days ago

Launching Today: Skift New Luxury Travel Newsletter

Launching Today: Skift New Luxury Travel Newsletter

Jason Clampet, Skift

All luxury is not created equal, and understanding the modern luxury travel market requires a new approach and a deep appreciation of the sophistication of modern consumers and providers.

6 days ago

Isolation Is the Next Big Thing in Luxury Travel

Isolation Is the Next Big Thing in Luxury Travel

Laura Powell, Skift

Silence is indeed golden and isolation comes at a premium as well for luxury travelers who really, really want to get away.

6 days ago

China’s Luxury Travelers Are Young and Spending More Than Ever

China’s Luxury Travelers Are Young and Spending More Than Ever

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Chinese consumers are responsible for one-third of the world’s personal luxury spending, but the consumers are younger and more affluent than the sector is accustomed to serving. Speaking directly to this group will pay off with loyalty and service for decades to come.

6 days ago

Family Vacations Meet Resistance From School Districts

Family Vacations Meet Resistance From School Districts

Associated Press

It isn't only employers and workaholics who discourage vacations -- school districts are also a factor. There's a lot of educational value in family vacations, and school districts could be a little more understanding about parental schedules and getaway opportunities.

1 week ago

Affluent Travelers Increasingly Turning to Hiking and Upscale Hotel Packages

Affluent Travelers Increasingly Turning to Hiking and Upscale Hotel Packages

Abbie Kozolchyk , Bloomberg

Unplugging from push notifications, 24/7 intrigue in the White House, and the desire to get off the couch and to get active, are all feeding into a trend that has upscale travelers looking for active pursuits paired with a luxury hotel stay.

4 weeks ago

Private Jet Tours Are Catching On for Big Spenders

Private Jet Tours Are Catching On for Big Spenders

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The audience of people who can spend $159,000 on a round-the-world jet tour is slim — and we have to wonder how much those travelers want to share the experience with dozens of strangers. But you don't need that many customers to fill an 84-bed plane.

1 month ago

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in for our take on the biggest — some might call them mega — trends we see in store for travel this year.

3 months ago

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Joelle Diderich, Bloomberg

Paris went through a lot this year and its inbound tourism suffered. Now the city turns to an old favorite, luxury retail, to revive high-spending visitation.

5 months ago

Travel-Focused Consumers Win in Amex and Chase’s Battle for Credit Card Supremacy

Travel-Focused Consumers Win in Amex and Chase’s Battle for Credit Card Supremacy

Ben Steverman , Bloomberg

It takes a remarkable amount of effort to extract value from credit card offers, but for sophisticated travelers who study their options, the reward tend to be worth it.

5 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Club Med President on the Future of All-Inclusive

Skift Backstage Podcast: Club Med President on the Future of All-Inclusive

Hannah Sampson , Skift

How does a decades-old brand transform itself? Listen to this bonus episode for some insight from Club Med's president.

5 months ago

Video: Wolff Olins CEO on Capturing the Traveler’s Imagination

Video: Wolff Olins CEO on Capturing the Traveler’s Imagination

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most travel brands probably get too focused on day-to-day operations to think about stepping back and telling a story. That should probably change, and Nwokorie's ideas seem like a good place to start.

5 months ago