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Luxury Brands Launch College Tours to Meet Maturing Gen Zers

Luxury Brands Launch College Tours to Meet Maturing Gen Zers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Creating customized college packages is smart for several reasons: Parents are happy to pay for a less stressful experience and young affluent teens become comfortable with a brand during a critical and memorable moment, leading the way for future business.

1 month ago

Why Hermès Makes It Tough to Find Its Products

Why Hermès Makes It Tough to Find Its Products

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is there a brand out there with more cachet in the luxury world than Hermès? There's a reason for it. The company manages expansion and inventory in a prudent way.

2 months ago

Luxury Travel Advisors Aim to Put the Person Back in Personalization

Luxury Travel Advisors Aim to Put the Person Back in Personalization

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Luxury travel advisors can thrive with the help of tech, rather than fear it, according to Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, and Jack Ezon, founder of Embark. Their claim makes intuitive sense.

2 months ago

When Wellness Tourism Takes Over

When Wellness Tourism Takes Over

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Looking after yourself is the new rock 'n' roll, so it makes total sense that "The Live Music Capital of the World" should turn into a wellness center.

2 months ago

In Austin, Wellness Is Fast Becoming the New Weird

In Austin, Wellness Is Fast Becoming the New Weird

Laura Powell, Skift

Austin may be best known for its music bona fides, but wellness is also becoming instrumental in bringing an eclectic mix of visitors to the Texas capital city. It must be something in the water ... or in the hills.

2 months ago

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Design-branded properties are well placed to the growing number of Chinese middle- and upper-class consumers, thanks to the intersection of luxury travel and fashion.

2 months ago

Luxury Fashion-Branded Hotels Aim to Exceed Chinese Expectations

Luxury Fashion-Branded Hotels Aim to Exceed Chinese Expectations

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It is said the future of luxury lies at the intersection of luxury and fashion, a nexus attractive to Chinese consumers who are still driven by brands and status in making purchase decisions.

2 months ago

How 260-Year-Old Cox & Kings Stayed Relevant

How 260-Year-Old Cox & Kings Stayed Relevant

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Cox & Kings remains at the forefront of luxury tourism — not bad for a company that began life in 1758.

2 months ago

Innovative Hoteliers Tap Craft Cocktail Culture for Luxury Guests

Innovative Hoteliers Tap Craft Cocktail Culture for Luxury Guests

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Craft cocktail culture is based on the same principles driving change in the luxury hospitality world today: consumers’ desires for best-quality ingredients, a curated sense of place, and staff conscious of (and connected to) the local scene.

2 months ago

Trying to Make Money in Consumer Travel Media

Trying to Make Money in Consumer Travel Media

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Selling off the business that helped subsidize editorial content was certainly a brave move, but if — and it's a big if — Andrew Harper can work out how to make money purely from publishing, then it might just turn out to be a masterstroke.

2 months ago

Decades-Old Travel Media Company Andrew Harper Goes Back to Basics

Decades-Old Travel Media Company Andrew Harper Goes Back to Basics

Laura Powell, Skift

Truth in consumer travel coverage is a rare commodity in this day and age of influencers, paid content and the pursuit of profit. But one bespoke media company thinks it can succeed solely by sending writers around the world, paying the travel bills along the way.

2 months ago

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Collecting eye-catching pieces of artwork is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.

3 months ago