Luxury Travel Trends

Cinema on a Sandbank: The Ultimate Open-Air Theatre in the Maldives

Cinema on a Sandbank: The Ultimate Open-Air Theatre in the Maldives

First drive-in, then dive-in, now there are movies shown on a sandbank… in the middle of the Maldives.

Avis App Totally Changes the Car Rental Process

Avis App Totally Changes the Car Rental Process

The Avis Now features of the Avis app totally change the rental process: you can completely bypass the counter, upgrade/exchange your car, view your rental agreement, and even unlock a connected car through your phone.

YachtLife: The Jet Set's Best Kept Secret

YachtLife: The Jet Set's Best Kept Secret

Based in Miami, YachtLife is opening up what was once the rarefied domain of the super rich to the masses by allowing users to quickly and easily charter fully crewed, luxury yachts for the day with just a few taps on their mobile device.

Kempinski to Open First Modern Five-star Luxury Hotel in Cuba

Kempinski to Open First Modern Five-star Luxury Hotel in Cuba

Kempinski will open its first hotel in Cuba in the second quarter of this year. The Gran Hotel Mazana Kempinski La Habana features 246 rooms and suites and is located within the historic Manzana de Gómez building in the heart of Old Havana - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Portugal to Offer Dozens of Castles, Palaces and Convents for Travel Development

Portugal to Offer Dozens of Castles, Palaces and Convents for Travel Development

Imagine a hotel set in an ancient seaside fortress. Or an inn built in a 400-year old convent perched above a vibrant city.

Top 10 Hotel Design Trends for 2017

Top 10 Hotel Design Trends for 2017

Based on the quantity, and quality, of work in the hospitality design pipeline at San Francisco-based SB Architects, 2017 will be another strong year for hospitality growth and development.

1 Hotel South Beach Launches The Retreat Collection and Personal Gurus

1 Hotel South Beach Launches The Retreat Collection and Personal Gurus

Sometimes, life calls for a retreat. 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, the nature-inspired luxury lifestyle hotel and residence has opened the doors to its The Retreat Collection, a selection of appointed, ultra-luxe suites located within its residences.

Trends to Watch in 2017 from Forbes Travel Guide

Trends to Watch in 2017 from Forbes Travel Guide

Who's better to gauge ‘what's next' for 2017 in luxury hospitality than the experts of Forbes Travel Guide, the originator of the prestigious Star Rating system.

Anantara Announces New Zanzibar Resort

Anantara Announces New Zanzibar Resort

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the development of Anantara Zanzibar Resort, expected to open in 2020 as part of the Zanzibar Amber Resort mixed-use lifestyle community.

Villa Vacations: Which Destinations are Trending Now?

Villa Vacations: Which Destinations are Trending Now?

Villas of Distinction®, the world's premier luxury villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, announces this year's most sought after villa vacation destinations for 2017 based on industry insights – Italy, Hawaii, Jamaica, St. John, and Florida.

12 Luxury Cruise & Travel Trends for 2017 from CruiseCompete

12 Luxury Cruise & Travel Trends for 2017 from CruiseCompete

What are the emerging trends in cruising & travel for 2017? The travel & cruise expert members of CruiseCompete, (who have counseled over 15 million cruise travel requests from consumers) provide insight on travel & cruising trends.

A Look at the Hottest Luxury Hotel Trends from Virtuoso

A Look at the Hottest Luxury Hotel Trends from Virtuoso

Virtuoso, the global network of luxury travel agencies, has released their 2017 Best of the Best directory, featuring its exclusive collection of hotels and new experiential itineraries.

Virtuoso Luxe Report Reveals Luxury Travel Trends for 2017

Virtuoso Luxe Report Reveals Luxury Travel Trends for 2017

Virtuoso, the global network of luxury travel agencies, has unveiled its 2017 Virtuoso Luxe Report, forecasting emerging travel developments and top destinations for the coming year.

Wynn Las Vegas Announces Addition of Amazon Echo to All Rooms

Wynn Las Vegas Announces Addition of Amazon Echo to All Rooms

Wynn Las Vegas and Amazon announce plans to equip all 4,748 hotel rooms at Wynn Las Vegas with Echo, Amazon's hands-free voice-controlled speaker.

InterContinental to Launch First Luxury Hotel in Laos

InterContinental to Launch First Luxury Hotel in Laos

Set to open in 2021, the new-build InterContinental Vientiane will become the company's second hotel in Southeast Asian country, following the existing Crowne Plaza Vientiane. It will also become one of the Lao capital's largest hotels, with more than 400 rooms.