Luxury Travel Trends

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.

Grounded Ships and Airline Consolidations Draw Attention to Travel Insurance

Grounded Ships and Airline Consolidations Draw Attention to Travel Insurance

The travel industry has seen its fair share of major changes and developments in recent years, and 2012 shows no signs of slowing down.

Luxury Travel Firm Scott Dunn Breaks Company Sales Records

Luxury Travel Firm Scott Dunn Breaks Company Sales Records

In a month when New Year's resolutions traditionally fall by the wayside, staff at luxury travel firm Scott Dunn have broken something else this January – the company's all-time sales records.

U2's Bono Spends His Latest Vacation in Panama

U2's Bono Spends His Latest Vacation in Panama

The New York Times recently listed Panama as number one out of 45 Places to Go in 2012. Apparently, A-List celebs agree since many have been visiting Panama to enjoy some incognito time, a trend that will probably continue to increase during 2012.

Starwood Unveils First of Three St. Regis Hotels in the Middle East This Year

Starwood Unveils First of Three St. Regis Hotels in the Middle East This Year

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi debuts today as Starwood Hotels' St. Regis brand continues its dynamic global growth and nearly triples its portfolio in just five years.

Amazing Virgin Birth in Dubai Luxury Hotel

Amazing Virgin Birth in Dubai Luxury Hotel

A unique zebra shark living at Dubai's 6-star Burj Al Arab hotel has successfully reproduced in the absence of a male. She has done so 21 times since 2007.

COMO Hotels and Resorts to Open New Uma Punakha in Bhutan

COMO Hotels and Resorts to Open New Uma Punakha in Bhutan

Uma Punakha, an intimate 11-room lodge, is scheduled to open in September 2012.

World's Tallest Hotel Set to Open in Q4 as JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

World's Tallest Hotel Set to Open in Q4 as JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Dubai is a city of awe-inspiring ambition and unsurpassed luxury, home to the world's tallest building, the largest shopping mall, the iconic Palm and now the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.