Luxury Travel Trends

Virtuoso Life Magazine Reveals Readers' Top Travel Dreams & Destinations

Virtuoso Life Magazine Reveals Readers' Top Travel Dreams & Destinations

Virtuoso revealed findings from its sixth annual "Travel Dreams" survey. Responses came from the magazine's readers who are among the world's most sophisticated travelers.

Turnover of Hotel Company CEOs Doubles

Turnover of Hotel Company CEOs Doubles

The turnover of CEOs amongst the world's 50 largest hotel companies doubled in 2011, compared with 2009, with 12% of companies now being led by a new chief executive.

Starwood Hotels Sees New Golden Age in Luxury Travel

Starwood Hotels Sees New Golden Age in Luxury Travel

The rise in high net worth individuals in China and around the globe has paved the way for the expansion of Starwood's luxury brands, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels.

Luxury Collection Opens 10 New Hotels & Resorts in Asia-Pacific Region

Luxury Collection Opens 10 New Hotels & Resorts in Asia-Pacific Region

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts continues remarkable global growth illustrative of new Luxury Travel Trends opening 10 hotels & resorts in Asia Pacific within 12 months.

More people staying connected on vacation

More people staying connected on vacation

Scanning smartphones, tablets and laptops is as much a part of vacations as slathering on sunscreen, according to a Michigan State University study.

World's Wealthy Spending their Riches on Luxury Travel Experiences

World's Wealthy Spending their Riches on Luxury Travel Experiences

Yearly Sales of Deluxe Experiences -- From Art Auctions to Spas to Safaris -- Are Growing 50 Percent Faster Than Sales of High-End Goods, Says New Report From The Boston Consulting Group.

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Reaches 80 Hotels Worldwide

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Reaches 80 Hotels Worldwide

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., announced today the opening of its 80th hotel with the debut of Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, the brand's first hotel in Jakarta.

Abu Dhabi Launches as a Travel Brand in the U.S.

Abu Dhabi Launches as a Travel Brand in the U.S.

Emirate Celebrates Launch of US Office with Times Square Blitz & Travel Offers.

Small Luxury Hotels Adds 12 New Members, Mobile Friendly Website

Small Luxury Hotels Adds 12 New Members, Mobile Friendly Website

Between January and March 2012, 12 new properties have joined the SLH brand, including nine properties in Europe, Middle East and Africa; two in North America; and one in the Asia Pacific region.

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.

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?"

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.

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.

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.

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.