Luxury Travel Trends

Hidden Journeys Turns Flying Experience into Fascinating Exploration

Hidden Journeys Turns Flying Experience into Fascinating Exploration

How many times have you been on a commercial flight over a mountain range, city, or small cluster of lights in the middle of a desert and asked yourself "I wonder what that is down there? Who lives there? Where am I flying over?"

Australian Billionaire Launches Titanic II Cruise Ship

Australian Billionaire Launches Titanic II Cruise Ship

Leading Australian businessman Clive Palmer has launched a new international shipping venture which has plans to build a fleet of world class luxury liners including a 21st century version of the Titanic.

Ritz-Carlton Launches Mobile App

Ritz-Carlton Launches Mobile App

Always anticipating the unexpressed needs of guests and travelers worldwide, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company debuts a mobile application that goes well beyond basic hotel search and reservation functionality, initiating a distinctive experience before a hotel visit has even begun.

New Luxury Brand Datai Hotels & Resorts Launches

New Luxury Brand Datai Hotels & Resorts Launches

Archipelago Hotels and Resorts, a niche player in hotel management, announced the launch of their new luxury brand, Datai Hotels & Resorts.

Cairo-to-Luxor Section of Nile River Re-opened to Travelers

Cairo-to-Luxor Section of Nile River Re-opened to Travelers

The Cairo-to-Luxor section of the Nile River has reopened to cruise ships after a 15-year ban.

First Baccarat Hotel to Open in New York, January 2015

First Baccarat Hotel to Open in New York, January 2015

Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment group with $19 billion worth of assets under management, has unveiled a luxurious modern hotel brand Baccarat Hotels & Residences.

Luxury Travel Trends for Summer 2012

Luxury Travel Trends for Summer 2012

As we approach the busy summer travel season, one trend is holding strong, at least according to top luxury hotel brands: People are traveling more, often for longer periods of time, with extended families, friends, and children.

Hemingway Hotels & Resorts Announces Worldwide Licensing

Hemingway Hotels & Resorts Announces Worldwide Licensing

Hemingway, Ltd., a corporation owned by the estate and family of Ernest Hemingway, has announced that it has entered into a worldwide license agreement with Hemingway Hotels & Resorts to develop luxury hotels and resorts based upon the life of Ernest Hemingway.

Hong Kong Airlines Crew Trained in Martial Arts to Handle Unruly Passengers

Hong Kong Airlines Crew Trained in Martial Arts to Handle Unruly Passengers

In the rare event of unruly passengers, Hong Kong Airlines' cabin crew know just the trick. The airline has revealed that all operational flight attendants are now fully Wing Chun martial arts trained, since the initiative was launched in March 2011.

Stricken Azamara Luxury Cruise Ship Reaches Malaysian Port

Stricken Azamara Luxury Cruise Ship Reaches Malaysian Port

A stricken luxury cruise ship with over a thousand people on board arrived at a Malaysian port in Borneo island late on Sunday after spending more than a day in waters prowled by pirates.

Luxury Spas Offering New Treatments for Kids and Teens

Luxury Spas Offering New Treatments for Kids and Teens

Spas are no longer just for adults – which is evident in a growing trend involving world-class spas that cater to children and teens.

Westin Hotels on Track to Hit 200th Hotel Milestone

Westin Hotels on Track to Hit 200th Hotel Milestone

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced its Westin brand is on track to open its 200th hotel in the next 12 months, propelled by strong growth across Asia Pacific.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Open 25 New Hotels in Europe

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Open 25 New Hotels in Europe

Despite Euro-Zone crisis, company sees increased demand for growth in Europe.

Asia Luxury Travel Trends for 2012

Asia Luxury Travel Trends for 2012

Remote Lands, the New York and Bangkok-based Asia ultra-luxe private tour operator, picks travel hotspots for 2012.

Costa Allegra Cruise Passengers Find Refuge on Seychelles' Desroches Island

Costa Allegra Cruise Passengers Find Refuge on Seychelles' Desroches Island

Passengers from the stricken liner, Costa Allegra, left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a fire on board, are being shipped to the luxurious Desroches Island in the Seychelles, and to safety.