Luxury Travel

What the China-U.S. Trade War Means for High-End Retail

What the China-U.S. Trade War Means for High-End Retail

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A sustained dispute between the United States and China will do plenty of damage to the American luxury retail industry.

2 days ago

How a Drop in Chinese Tourism Will Hurt Luxury Retail in the U.S.

How a Drop in Chinese Tourism Will Hurt Luxury Retail in the U.S.

Laura Powell, Skift

An expected drop in Chinese tourism to the United States won’t just impact hotels and restaurants. In fact retail may take the biggest hit.

2 days ago

Emirates Is First Major Airline to Launch Basic Business Class Fare

Emirates Is First Major Airline to Launch Basic Business Class Fare

Colin Nagy, Skift

Emirates has fired the first salvo in the unbundling of business class fares. Now you can buy just the seat, with none of the other trimmings that travelers are used to with top-tier carriers. It's a pragmatic strategy, one that gives more choice to travelers. The tension will now be maintaining that great luxury brand halo and still letting the premium cabins do the marketing hard yards for the carrier.

3 days 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.

3 months ago

Greece Wants to Improve Its Standing Among Luxury Tourists

Greece Wants to Improve Its Standing Among Luxury Tourists

Eleni Chrepa and Paul Tugwell, Bloomberg

Given its glorious weather and sandy beaches, you'd assume that Greece was a beacon for high-end tourists but apparently not. A number of luxury hotel openings are starting to change this, however, and to cope the country will need to attract a new generation of tourism workers.

5 days ago

New $100,000-a-Night Resort in the Philippines Faces Hurdles

New $100,000-a-Night Resort in the Philippines Faces Hurdles

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

It's good to see that the Philippines keeps cracking down on developments to ensure they are in line with environmental and easement issues, even those at the ultra-premium end of the spectrum. But that's not the only challenge Banwa faces.

1 week ago

An Unconventional Approach to High-End Hospitality

An Unconventional Approach to High-End Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sometime those without any baggage are the clearest thinkers.

1 week ago

What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Ambitious first-time hoteliers are forging some of the most intriguing hospitality experiences. The power of the beginner's imagination combined with knowledge and passion from other industries is adding up to exactly what the most jaded travelers want.

2 weeks ago

Transforming the Luxury English Country Hotel

Transforming the Luxury English Country Hotel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Brexit presents something of a challenge to the English luxury country retreat, but many are broadening their offerings to connect with a new generation of high-end consumers.

2 weeks ago

A New Generation of Luxury in the English Countryside

A New Generation of Luxury in the English Countryside

Samantha Shankman, Skift

There are a number of socioeconomic factors driving the investment and interest in refurbished luxury English countryside escapes, but the most basic is a driving desire from all involved to reconnect with sunlight, nature, and conscious meals in a comfortable setting.

2 weeks ago

How Generation Z Has Influence on High-End Vacations

How Generation Z Has Influence on High-End Vacations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The next big demographic cohort matters, but maybe not in the way you'd expect.

3 weeks ago

Why Luxury Travel Purveyors Should Pay Attention to Generation Z

Why Luxury Travel Purveyors Should Pay Attention to Generation Z

Laura Powell, Skift

While most members of Generation Z have yet to make a substantial income, they are having unexpected influence over family travel decisions. That's why travel marketers need to start paying attention to this new generation of consumers. Sorry, millennials.

3 weeks ago