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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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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?

2 months 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?

3 months ago

Hotels Raise the Stakes for Exclusive Experiences

Hotels Raise the Stakes for Exclusive Experiences

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Getting exclusive access for guests is becoming a key differentiator for the very best hotels.

3 months ago

Luxury Hotels Bring in More Celebrity Chefs in Guest Gigs

Luxury Hotels Bring in More Celebrity Chefs in Guest Gigs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

In a day when exclusive access and intimate experiences are heralded over material goods, a meal prepared by world-class chefs in a spectacular setting is something luxury consumers are willing to travel for.

3 months ago

A Lesson in Hotel Loyalty That Goes Beyond Just Points

A Lesson in Hotel Loyalty That Goes Beyond Just Points

Colin Nagy

The personal touch never loses its appeal. Hector Ruiz, a 27-year veteran of The Carlyle, shares lessons learned from a career at the hotel and how sometimes, analog approaches yield the best results.

3 months ago

The Importance of Consistency

The Importance of Consistency

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Staying true to your brand is key if you want to retain existing customers and attract new ones – especially at the luxury end of the spectrum.

3 months ago

What the Very Best Luxury Brands Can Teach the Travel Industry

What the Very Best Luxury Brands Can Teach the Travel Industry

Laura Powell, Skift

A new study finds that the more consumers trust a brand, the more successful it is likely to be. Easy to say, but in an era of rapidly evolving trends and tastes, how can brands maintain that trust while reinventing their offerings? Luxury companies have proven especially adept at navigating these choppy waters.

3 months ago

Asiana Airlines’ New Bag Restriction Is Bad News for Luxury Retailers

Asiana Airlines’ New Bag Restriction Is Bad News for Luxury Retailers

Albertina Torsoli, Bloomberg

Luxury retail has grown significantly in Southeast Asia and China. Other airlines will likely follow Asiana's example with bag restrictions if the market isn't more carefully regulated.

3 months ago