Luxury Travel

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Why the Obsession Over Hotel Logos?

Why the Obsession Over Hotel Logos?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Turns out a lot of thinking goes into the color palette of luxury hotels, and there's a good reason why so many use black, gold, and blue.

4 weeks ago

The Story Behind the Color Choices of Luxury Hotel Logos

The Story Behind the Color Choices of Luxury Hotel Logos

Laura Powell, Skift

When it comes to designing logos, luxury brands are generally risk-averse. That's even the case in the hospitality industry, where brands are always trying to promote their singularity. The names may change, but the colors stay the same.

1 month ago

New Ways to Build a Travel Community

New Ways to Build a Travel Community

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The next generation of affluent young travelers wants something different when they go away. Offering them something they couldn't ordinarily do is part of it, but so is connecting them with like-minded people.

1 month ago

Crafting a New Generation of Membership Travel Clubs

Crafting a New Generation of Membership Travel Clubs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel has always been as much about who you meet as what you do in a new location. These intentional approaches to community and relationship building, fostered by immersive curated experiences, are what luxury looks like to an increasingly disconnected population.

1 month ago

The Evolving Business of High-End Duty-Free Shopping

The Evolving Business of High-End Duty-Free Shopping

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airports give beauty brands a great opportunity to test out new retail techniques on a captive audience, and they're increasingly coming up with new ways to sell us stuff.

1 month ago

Luxury Beauty Brands Make Over Airport Retail

Luxury Beauty Brands Make Over Airport Retail

Laura Powell, Skift

Duty-free airport retail is an excellent way to reach coveted consumers. But airports also serve as the perfect global showcase for brands to test market products, try out new retail concepts, and build brand awareness among customers from emerging countries.

1 month ago

Luxury Resorts Face Guest-Worker Challenges

Luxury Resorts Face Guest-Worker Challenges

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The Trump administration’s anti-immigrant stance is filtering down into the hospitality industry. Big companies will probably be alright, but smaller operators will find things much tougher if they can’t bring in staff from overseas.

2 months ago

Small Luxury Resorts Caught Up in Immigration Clampdown

Laura Powell, Skift

While those on H-2B visas are simply guest workers, they are getting ensnared in the current immigration debate. And that’s a problem for small, seasonal resorts.

2 months ago

Using Sports to Entice High-Spending Visitors

Using Sports to Entice High-Spending Visitors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Tourism organizations usually jump on anything that can bring luxury tourists to a city or area, and the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament is no exception.

2 months ago

Cincinnati Courts Luxury Travelers Through Pro Tennis

Cincinnati Courts Luxury Travelers Through Pro Tennis

Laura Powell, Skift

Most major sporting events take place in cities that already attract large numbers of high-end tourists. But for one small Midwestern city, hosting a professional tennis tournament is a way to attract luxury travelers who might otherwise not consider a visit.

2 months ago

How Tiny Homes Are Helping to Broaden High-End Travel

How Tiny Homes Are Helping to Broaden High-End Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Size isn't everything. And tiny luxury homes have some big advantages over larger, fancier properties.

2 months ago

When Luxury Goes Small

When Luxury Goes Small

Laura Powell, Skift

While secondary cities are having their moments, rural regions remain largely undiscovered by higher-end tourists. That's partly because of a lack of quality accommodations. But thanks to the recent tiny home phenomenon, even remote areas can attract visitors looking for something different.

2 months ago