Luxury Travel Trends

Over 1.1 Billion Tourists Traveled Abroad in 2014

Over 1.1 Billion Tourists Traveled Abroad in 2014

International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Inside the Most Luxurious Ship Ever: Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Inside the Most Luxurious Ship Ever: Regent Seven Seas Explorer

The crisp pop of a cork being freed from a Krug Grande Cuvée magnum initiated a laser, which cut the ceremonial first piece of steel for the new ship, the Seven Seas Explorer.

The Watergate to Reopen as Luxury Hotel

The Watergate to Reopen as Luxury Hotel

International New York-based real estate developer, Euro Capital Properties, announced that The Watergate Hotel will once again open its doors in summer 2015 following an extensive $125 million renovation.

Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i Launches New Trend of High-Tech Wristbands

Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i Launches New Trend of High-Tech Wristbands

Gone are the days of standard hotel keys with the introduction of new high-tech innovations. An exciting new trend happening which recently launched at Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i is the use of sleek high-tech wristbands for room access.

Virgin Announces Plans to Make Waves in the Cruise Industry

Virgin Announces Plans to Make Waves in the Cruise Industry

Virgin Group, the Branson family-owned branded investment group, announced the formation of Virgin Cruises, its new cruise line business, as well as the appointment of a CEO and its lead investment partner, Bain Capital.

Top Travel Trends for 2015 from Cox & Kings

Top Travel Trends for 2015 from Cox & Kings

As a leading luxury travel outfitter known for its authentic and immersive insider access, Cox & Kings possesses an edge when it comes to forecasting trends.

Kempinski Hotels Announce Agreement for Resort in Dominica

Kempinski Hotels Announce Agreement for Resort in Dominica

An agreement has been signed between the Government of Dominica and Range Developments, a development company, for the construction of a luxury resort as an approved project under its Citizenship By Investment programme.

New Caribbean Hot Spots to Add to Your Travel Bucket List for 2015

New Caribbean Hot Spots to Add to Your Travel Bucket List for 2015

Booming Eco-Tourism, Business Travel and Cultural Offerings Drive Interest in New Destinations in the Dominican Republic and Honduras

Travel Trends - What Luxury Customers Are Booking

Travel Trends - What Luxury Customers Are Booking

Travel Leaders Group have just released their latest survey findings specific to luxury travel pinpointing strong bookings in all major luxury travel categories compared with last year. Here are the top Luxury Travel Trends with cruising coming in first.

Anantara Adds Second Resort in Mozambique

Anantara Adds Second Resort in Mozambique

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading developer and operator of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, is continuing the expansion of its portfolio in Africa with the opening of its second resort in Mozambique.

Qantas Debuts World's Biggest Plane on World's Longest Flight

Qantas Debuts World's Biggest Plane on World's Longest Flight

Qantas customers traveling on the popular Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth route will soon be able to enjoy the world's largest passenger aircraft on the world's longest route, with an A380 replacing a B747 from September 2014.

Conrad Koh Samui Named Leading Green Resort Hotel of Asia 2014

Conrad Koh Samui Named Leading Green Resort Hotel of Asia 2014

Thailand's luxury pool villa resort and spa, Conrad Koh Samui is pleased to announce the wining of ‘Leading Green Resort Hotel of Asia' by 2014 Asia Hotel Awards.

Oman's Six Senses Zighy Bay Champions Local Produce With Socially Responsible Menu

Oman's Six Senses Zighy Bay Champions Local Produce With Socially Responsible Menu

Six Senses Zighy Bay has taken a socially responsible approach to culinary innovations that feature on new menus being introduced at the resort's restaurants' Summer House and Spice Market.

Lufthansa conducts first European scheduled flight using sugar-based biofuel

Lufthansa conducts first European scheduled flight using sugar-based biofuel

The Lufthansa Group has marked another milestone in its pioneering work in the testing of alternative fuels. On September 15, Lufthansa flight LH 190 from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel was operated using a ten percent blend of the new biofuel component farnesan.

Finnair Flight to New York Powered with Recycled Cooking Oil

Finnair Flight to New York Powered with Recycled Cooking Oil

Tomorrow, Finnair will operate its flight from Helsinki to New York with an Airbus A330 using environmentally sustainable biofuel, coinciding with the UN Climate Summit taking place in New York on September 23rd.