Luxury Travel Trends

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.

How Is Plastic Pollution Damaging Our Luxury Travel Hotspots?

How Is Plastic Pollution Damaging Our Luxury Travel Hotspots?

When you think of the luxury travel hotspots that exist all around the world, plastic pollution is the last thing that springs to mind.

Luxury Travel Trend: Green Turndown Services at Luxury Hotels

Luxury Travel Trend: Green Turndown Services at Luxury Hotels

With environmental awareness at the forefront of everyone’s minds, hotels across the country are adapting their turndown services to minimize their footprint.

Top 10 Destinations Upscale Americans Will Travel This Fall

Top 10 Destinations Upscale Americans Will Travel This Fall

International luxury travel network Virtuoso® revealed which 10 destinations are top of mind for U.S. jet-setters for the rest of this year.

10 New Luxury Travel Trends

10 New Luxury Travel Trends

From hotels and resorts switching out food carts for a sweet dessert bikes, to interactive charitable initiatives for the jet-setting animal lover, here are the latest hospitality trends to experience now.

VIP Journeys Launches Drone My Trip

VIP Journeys Launches Drone My Trip

Travelers planning a trip of a lifetime to Latin America can now add a first-on-the-planet edge to their adventure with the launch of Drone My Trip – a unique new service which pairs the latest technology with some of the most iconic, exotic and unspoiled destinations in the world.