Luxury Travel

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A New Start for Abercrombie & Kent

A New Start for Abercrombie & Kent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Abercrombie & Kent has had a few different owners in recent years, but this one looks like it will give the company a solid foundation from which it can expand.

1 month ago

How Hyatt Is Making Waves: Latest Skift Research Report

How Hyatt Is Making Waves: Latest Skift Research Report

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

As earnings season for 2018 results for the hotel companies begins, Skift Research is out with a deep dive report on Hyatt assessing some of the company's key developments. With the company's recent acquisitions in the management space, dispositions of owned real estate, and increased focus on wellness offerings, we think Hyatt is smartly positioning itself for an uncertain future.

1 month ago

How a Little-Known California Surf Town Hopes to Win Over Luxury Tourists

How a Little-Known California Surf Town Hopes to Win Over Luxury Tourists

Laura Powell, Skift

Upon hearing the names Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach, do you start itching to experience the luxe life in Southern California? Probably so. On the other hand, unless you are from Orange County, the name Dana Point conjures ... well, not much. But a recently formed DMO is looking to put Dana Point on the OC's luxury travel map.

1 month ago

Former Silversea Owner Takes Control of Abercrombie & Kent

Former Silversea Owner Takes Control of Abercrombie & Kent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Mixing business with friendship can be a risky thing but it sounds like the prospective new owners of Abercrombie & Kent share the same views on luxury travel.

1 month ago

New Wealth Lives in Unexpected Places

New Wealth Lives in Unexpected Places

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The richer you are, the more cash you have to spend on travel and tourism, presumably. Keeping up to date with where these high-net-worth individuals live is key for anyone hoping to make money from them.

1 month ago

Where to Find the World’s Biggest Spenders

Where to Find the World’s Biggest Spenders

Laura Powell, Skift

As luxury brands look to expand their global reach, they would be wise to look into markets where the almost-rich and the rich are getting richer. A new report maps out where wealth is scaling quickly.

1 month ago

Knowledge Is Now a Luxury Commodity

Knowledge Is Now a Luxury Commodity

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It makes sense for hotels to step up their cultural programming, and for a certain high-end guest, it will provide an extra incentive to book.

2 months ago

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury is no longer defined by pristine interiors and personalized service but limited knowledge-based access, distinct cultural experiences, and curated, specific references. Luxury hotels opening the doors to those experiences set themselves apart for future generations of affluent travelers.

2 months ago

Luxury’s New Model Is Goods Plus Experiences

Luxury’s New Model Is Goods Plus Experiences

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury brands are gradually realizing the power of experiences and this is leading them to buy or partner with traditional travel and hospitality companies. Expect this trend to continue in 2019.

2 months ago

Luxury Brands Are Making Unconventional Partnerships the Next Big Thing

Luxury Brands Are Making Unconventional Partnerships the Next Big Thing

Laura Powell, Skift

Convergence, collaboration, partnership. By whatever name you call the phenomenon, expect to see more luxury travel companies taking the tack of expanding their appeal through teaming up with brands their customers likely fancy.

2 months ago

Luxury Concierges Help the Super Rich Grab Elite Experiences

Luxury Concierges Help the Super Rich Grab Elite Experiences

Sophie Alexander, Bloomberg

If your net worth is about $50 million — the supposed average net worth of members of luxury concierge service Quintessentially — you too can have some unique travel experiences. This shows how the "experiences" trend is becoming fairly pervasive in different shapes and forms, and for a variety of income levels.

2 months ago

Moving Beyond High-End Transformative Travel

Moving Beyond High-End Transformative Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury travel companies are trying to move beyond outdated concepts surrounding high-end travel. We'll have to wait and see how serious they all are.

2 months ago