Luxury Travel Trends

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.

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.

Leading Hotels of the World Reports Significant Growth in Revenue in 2011

Leading Hotels of the World Reports Significant Growth in Revenue in 2011

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. achieved significant growth in revenue in 2011. The company generated hotel sales of USD 614 million, an increase of 13% over the same period in 2010.

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.

Paris' Hotel Plaza Athenee Heightens Guest Experience with New Technologies

Paris' Hotel Plaza Athenee Heightens Guest Experience with New Technologies

New technology creates innovative luxuries at Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris. From sleep devices to digital cocktail games, guests can now enjoy new technology at this Dorchester Collection address on Avenue Montaigne.

Mandarin Oriental Hotels to Manage Luxury Resort on Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula

Mandarin Oriental Hotels to Manage Luxury Resort on Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group today announced that it will manage a luxurious hideaway resort and branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental on the Bodrum Peninsula in Turkey opening in 2014.

Regent to Manage Luxury Hotel in A-List Yachting Port of Montenegro

Regent to Manage Luxury Hotel in A-List Yachting Port of Montenegro

Regent Hotels & Resorts will manage the Regent Porto Montenegro, a luxury, waterfront hotel scheduled to open in May 2014.

Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2012 Revealed

Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2012 Revealed

From bewitching, fairy-tale-like wedding dresses channeling Snow White and The Huntsman to bachelorette parties with The Hunger Games action, the #1 online wedding planning resource TheKnot.com, today released its annual forecast for the hottest wedding trends for 2012.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Unveils New Website & Inaugural Luxury Trend Report

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Unveils New Website & Inaugural Luxury Trend Report

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts continues to be at the forefront of digital innovation in the luxury travel industry with the introduction of a new, highly experiential global website.

Top 10 Boutique Hotel Trends

Top 10 Boutique Hotel Trends

Delegates at the inaugural Boutique Hotel Summit, Europe's first conference for the boutique and lifestyle hotel sectors, enjoyed a lively discussion about the future direction of the sector, with a panel of leading industry figures sharing their 10 top trends and buzzwords for the boutique market:

Global Luxury Travel Trends Identified

Global Luxury Travel Trends Identified

Global luxury travel research project identifies personal relationships, value, simplicity and seamless service as key.