Luxury Travel

Merging Premium and Mainstream — New Luxury

Merging Premium and Mainstream — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A growing number of mainstream cruise lines think they can capture luxury travelers by offering them a premium product. The approach makes sense. After all, not every luxury cruiser wants the intimacy and exclusivity of a small ship.

3 days ago

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Why Travel Agents Should Rethink the Sharing Economy in Luxury Hospitality

Why Travel Agents Should Rethink the Sharing Economy in Luxury Hospitality

Luxury Retreats + Skift

The sharing economy has typically been connected with budget or mid-range travelers looking for a deal along with a unique experience. But in recent years, luxury services have moved into the space, offering new opportunities for travel agents working with the most discerning travelers.

3 days ago

Luxury Is Evolving But Consistent Themes Connect Old and New

Luxury Is Evolving But Consistent Themes Connect Old and New

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This evolution of luxury will require brands to adapt products and experiences consistent with consumers’ new definitions of quality, comfort and elegance.

3 days ago

Balancing Humanity and Tech — New Luxury

Balancing Humanity and Tech — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The smartest people in luxury travel are realizing that they can't just keep doing things the old way. Keeping a high-touch, personal approach while adapting to the needs and wishes of today's travelers will be key to survival.

1 week ago

Upscale Destinations and Tech Innovations to Watch in 2018 — New Luxury

Upscale Destinations and Tech Innovations to Watch in 2018 — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's difficult to pin down exactly what's going to dominate the headlines in the luxury travel sector in 2018, but expect a handful of destinations to grow in popularity and for hoteliers to talk up the benefits of enhanced personalization.

2 weeks ago

The Luxury Destinations Making a Big Impact in 2018

The Luxury Destinations Making a Big Impact in 2018

Laura Powell, Skift

We've made a list, and checked it twice, specifically looking at places where purveyors of luxury travel are setting up shop this year.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Travel’s Next Phase Could Be in Vacation Rental Consolidation

Luxury Travel’s Next Phase Could Be in Vacation Rental Consolidation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury travelers are increasingly looking to vacation rentals for a different type of experience. This presents opportunities for both established players and newcomers.

4 weeks ago

When Being Boutique Can Be the Answer — New Luxury

When Being Boutique Can Be the Answer — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Scale definitely helps hotel companies, but it comes at a cost. With multiple brands, differentiation is difficult, leaving plenty of room for smaller operators.

1 month ago

The Modern Concierge Is Too Skilled to Be Made Redundant by Technology

The Modern Concierge Is Too Skilled to Be Made Redundant by Technology

Colin Nagy, Skift

It would be easy to dismiss a concierge as a relic of another time. But concierges are the secret weapon of the educated traveler, and when the job is done well, it is vital.

1 month ago

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Skift Trends Report: The Luxury Evolution

Skift Trends Report: The Luxury Evolution

Marriott International Luxury Brands + Skift

Luxury means something different today than it did to previous generations. Today's high-end consumers are creating not just a new economy, but a new conception of society itself. Download our latest report to learn more.

1 month ago

When Travelers Are Willing to Pay for Silence — New Luxury

When Travelers Are Willing to Pay for Silence — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The new luxury is very different from the old luxury. Travelers want a more authentic experience, and increasingly that is taking them back to nature.

1 month ago

The Future of Luxury for Overstimulated Millennials Looks Serene

The Future of Luxury for Overstimulated Millennials Looks Serene

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Circadian mood lighting might cut it on a business trip, but the future of luxury leisure will be based in actual nature.

1 month ago