Luxury Travel Trends

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.

10 Luxury Hotel Trends to Watch in 2014

10 Luxury Hotel Trends to Watch in 2014

What's 'In and Out' in luxury hospitality these days? As travelers get more sophisticated and their taste for the exceptional grows, hotels are going above and beyond standard and humdrum in favor of fresh offerings, engaging programming and exhilarating flavors to delight at every turn.

Spafinder Reveals Spa & Wellness Trends for 2014

Spafinder Reveals Spa & Wellness Trends for 2014

Spafinder Wellness 365, a leading resource for feeling good and living well all year round, today released its 11th annual trends report of the top 10 spa and wellness trends spanning the globe, focusing on where, why and how people will spa, exercise and "get their wellness on" in the year ahead.

American Express Travel Reveals Where to Getaway in 2014

American Express Travel Reveals Where to Getaway in 2014

American Express Travel recently surveyed a panel of experts – nearly 200 of its Travel Counselors – on top destinations and travel trends they are seeing from their customers for 2014.

Wine Enthusiast Reveals Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations for 2014

Wine Enthusiast Reveals Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations for 2014

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has released its top picks for this year's must-visit wine destinations in its third annual Travel Issue, hitting newsstands this week.

Virtuoso 2014 Luxe Report Reveals Latest Luxury Travel Trends

Virtuoso 2014 Luxe Report Reveals Latest Luxury Travel Trends

Virtuoso®, the international network of luxury travel agencies, has unveiled its 2014 Virtuoso Luxe Report, the results of which are based on an annual survey of its elite travel advisors.

Marriott Opens North America's Tallest Hotel In New York City

Marriott Opens North America's Tallest Hotel In New York City

68 Stories, Two Brands, One Iconic Hotel. Marriott International and G Holdings announced the opening of an iconic addition to the New York City skyline.

Hottest New Trend: Superyacht Hotels!

Hottest New Trend: Superyacht Hotels!

Two new superyacht hotels will open for business this March in Europe, offering floating luxury from permanent moorings in London and Gibraltar.

Croatia and Portugal are Trending Destinations According to LuxuryLink

Croatia and Portugal are Trending Destinations According to LuxuryLink

In a survey of more than 1,600 discerning travelers conducted by leading luxury travel website LuxuryLink.com, Croatia and Portugal were tabbed as up-and-coming destinations for 2014, while adventurous and foodie-focused vacations are being planned this year.