Luxury Travel Trends

Luxury Travelers Want Exclusive Experiences

Luxury Travelers Want Exclusive Experiences

A recent survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group reveals that luxury travelers are most interested in exclusive access and experiences, particularly VIP tours, private cars and drivers, and customized culinary experiences.

One&Only Launches Urban Resorts with One&Only One Za’abeel, Dubai

One&Only Launches Urban Resorts with One&Only One Za’abeel, Dubai

Kerzner International Holdings Limited, the owner of the iconic Atlantis Resort & Residences and ultra-luxury One&Only Resorts brands worldwide, achieves a new milestone in its continued evolution of the One&Only portfolio, as it introduces One&Only Urban Resorts.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to Build First-of-Its-Kind Undersea Residence

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to Build First-of-Its-Kind Undersea Residence

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has just announced the submersion of what is believed to be the world’s first undersea residence, which will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Is Minimalism Travel's New Luxury?

Is Minimalism Travel's New Luxury?

A new definition of luxury in hotels, this trend includes examples with purposeful designs which carves away what is unnecessary -- providing guests with thoughtfully designed moments of beauty and harmony with inviting finishes, modern designs and textures whole boasting.

Nobu Hotels on Target to Open 20 Hotels by 2020

Nobu Hotels on Target to Open 20 Hotels by 2020

With seven hotels currently open and eight new hotels opening this year and next, Nobu Hospitality is on track to have 20 Nobu Hotels globally by 2020.

10 Travel Trends for 2018

10 Travel Trends for 2018

The travel industry is nothing if not competitive these days. Consider a recent study from 1010data that found bookings through Airbnb increased 49 percent from November 2015 - October 2016 to November 2016 - October 2017, while bookings at boutique hotels grew 43 percent - both well ahead of the industry average of 28 percent.

KLM Helps Travelers Pack Their Bags with Voice-Driven Packing Assistant

KLM Helps Travelers Pack Their Bags with Voice-Driven Packing Assistant

KLM has just launched its smart, interactive voice-driven pack assistant on Google Home. Here, KLM assists passengers with packing their bags through its recently launched service bot called BB, who finds her basis in artificial intelligence.

Travel Insider Geoffrey Kent's Tips on Where to Go in 2018

Travel Insider Geoffrey Kent's Tips on Where to Go in 2018

Having dedicated his life to travel, Geoffrey Kent, founder, chairman and CEO of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) is often asked what his favorite trip is. “Without question, the next one,” is always his reply.

Luxury Travel Trends For 2018 from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Luxury Travel Trends For 2018 from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), in partnership with global trends analysts Trendwatching, has released a luxury trends report that looks ahead at what will be shaping the luxury boutique hotel experience in 2018.

Luxury Hotels Offer Michelin-Quality Vegan Menus

Luxury Hotels Offer Michelin-Quality Vegan Menus

As healthy eating becomes more pervasive globally, luxury hotels from the UK to Beverly Hills and New York are offering special Vegan menus celebrating the vast array of local, fresh resources.

Balgownie Estate Bendigo Launches Glamping in Victoria, Australia

Balgownie Estate Bendigo Launches Glamping in Victoria, Australia

Nestled among the vineyards, Balgownie Estate Bendigo has put together the perfect opportunity for you to visit Bendigo’s buzzing historic city with the launch of its unique accommodation offering – Glamping.

Private Jet Provider Monarch Air Group Now Accepts Bitcoin

Private Jet Provider Monarch Air Group Now Accepts Bitcoin

In a move aimed towards increasing its customer service, accessibility and levels of customization, Monarch Air Group has chosen to provide this added feature, the Bitcoin payment method.

A World First: Cathay Pacific Appoints Bedat & CO as Official Timekeeper

A World First: Cathay Pacific Appoints Bedat & CO as Official Timekeeper

Bedat & CO Geneve announce their appointment as the official timekeeper for Cathay Pacific – the first appointment in of a timekeeper by an airline.

Luxury Travel Trends for 2018: Pristine, Unfrequented & Unique Destinations

Luxury Travel Trends for 2018: Pristine, Unfrequented & Unique Destinations

Global luxury travel network Virtuoso has determined 2018 will be the year for discovering less-visited destinations.

Luxury Hotels Launch Humanoid Robots

Luxury Hotels Launch Humanoid Robots

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas announces the appointment of Pepper®*, the humanoid robot, as hotel Technical Ambassador. The newest team member will primarily be based in the Sky Lobby located on the 23rd floor, greeting guests, and complementing hotel services through engaging and playful entertainment.