Luxury Travel Trends

Travel Dreams Survey Results Revealed

Travel Dreams Survey Results Revealed

The results of Virtuoso's eighth annual Travel Dreams Survey show that wish-lists of the world's best travelers reach far beyond the norm, with responses like 'taking a world cruise' and 'calling on all seven continents' serving as potential next trips for these upscale globetrotters.

Delivered: Boeing's 1,500th Jumbo Jet Goes to Lufthansa

Delivered: Boeing's 1,500th Jumbo Jet Goes to Lufthansa

Lufthansa's 14th Boeing 747-8 landed in Frankfurt on June 29, at 9:17 a.m. as scheduled. As well as being the 76th jumbo that Lufthansa has received from the American manufacturer Boeing in Seattle since the 1970s, the aircraft also represents a veritable milestone in aviation history.

What's In & What's Out: 10 Hotel Trends to Watch This Summer

What's In & What's Out: 10 Hotel Trends to Watch This Summer

From a Beer Concierge in Vermont to a hip new kayak workout in South Carolina to an over-the-top picnic lunch in Ireland, luxury hotels and top destinations are ready to impress with new amenities, programs and perks.

Hilton Launches Independent Hotel Collection, Curio

Hilton Launches Independent Hotel Collection, Curio

Hilton Worldwide has announced the launch of Curio – A Collection by Hilton, including plans for the first hotels to join the new brand.

Buzzworthy: First Pollinator Bee Hotel at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York

Buzzworthy: First Pollinator Bee Hotel at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York

With research indicating solitary bee populations continue to show signs of decline, and loss and fragmentation of habitat cited as a leading factor, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is stepping up to provide solitary bees with a place to rest their wings with the introduction of its first pollinator bee hotel at Toronto's landmark Fairmont Royal York.

British Guests Help Abu Dhabi Hotels Achieve Double-Digit Growth

British Guests Help Abu Dhabi Hotels Achieve Double-Digit Growth

Figures just released by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show a 29 per cent increase in the number of guests staying in the emirate's 153 hotels and hotel apartments in April.

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection Caters to Women Travelers

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection Caters to Women Travelers

Traveling women expect the best from the world's finest luxury hotels, and The Red Carnation Hotel Collection's splendid hotels remain a perennial favorite among female travelers.

Air France Introduces New La Première Private Suite

Air France Introduces New La Première Private Suite

Earlier this week at an exceptional event in Shanghai, Air France unveiled its new La Première suite.

Well-Being is Today's New Status Symbol

Well-Being is Today's New Status Symbol

Forget Cars, Couture, Fame or Fortune, Westin Hotels & Resorts Survey Proves That Well-Being is Today's New Status Symbol

Starwood Hotels Announces Ban on Shark Fin in All Hotels Worldwide

Starwood Hotels Announces Ban on Shark Fin in All Hotels Worldwide

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced that, beginning July 2014, it will no longer procure shark fin in any of its nearly 1,200 hotels or 1,300 restaurants around the world.

Fiji's Laucala Island to be World's First Resort to Offer DeepFlight Super Falcon Submersible Experience

Fiji's Laucala Island to be World's First Resort to Offer DeepFlight Super Falcon Submersible Experience

Fijian private island resort Laucala Island will soon become the first resort in the world to offer a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible experience.

Inspiring Women Hotel Managers of Banyan Tree: Empowering Change Across the Globe

Inspiring Women Hotel Managers of Banyan Tree: Empowering Change Across the Globe

In conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is proud to be a leading advocate of female empowerment.

Orient-Express Hotels to Re-brand as 'Belmond'

Orient-Express Hotels to Re-brand as 'Belmond'

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd, owners and operators of 45 luxury hotel and travel experiences in some of the world's most inspiring destinations, has announced that it will market its collection under a new brand, Belmond, from 10th March, 2014.

Luxury Cruising Trends for 2014

Luxury Cruising Trends for 2014

The cruise industry is happily looking forward to a new year with great potential, and it's not just a case of wishful thinking.

Trump Hotel Collection Announces Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Trump Hotel Collection Announces Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro

TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION announces the development of Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro to be located in the posh Jardim Oceanico sub-district of the famous Barra da Tijuca borough and facing one of Rio's most magnificent beaches.