Luxury Travel Trends

Travel & Tourism in 2015 will grow faster than the Global Economy

Travel & Tourism in 2015 will grow faster than the Global Economy

Travel & Tourism will demonstrate its enduring ability to create jobs and prosperity for the global economy in 2015 with the sector forecast to grow by 3.7%, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Flytographer Taking Vacation Photos to the Next Level

Flytographer Taking Vacation Photos to the Next Level

Inspired by the belief that memories are the best travel souvenir, Flytographer is a Canadian-based startup that connects travelers with a network of over 230 local photographers in 130 destinations around the world to coordinate candid photo shoots that capture the wonder of exploring a new place.

Raffles Jakarta Opens in the Heart of the City's Golden Triangle

Raffles Jakarta Opens in the Heart of the City's Golden Triangle

Opening on Monday March 16, 2015, Raffles Jakarta will stand as a beacon above the thriving commercial hub of Kuningan.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces the Luxury Collection Brand to Key West

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces the Luxury Collection Brand to Key West

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the debut of Sunset Key Cottages as a Luxury Collection resort on an island off the coast of Florida's cool and eclectic Key West.

Over 1.1 Billion Tourists Traveled Abroad in 2014

Over 1.1 Billion Tourists Traveled Abroad in 2014

International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Inside the Most Luxurious Ship Ever: Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Inside the Most Luxurious Ship Ever: Regent Seven Seas Explorer

The crisp pop of a cork being freed from a Krug Grande Cuvée magnum initiated a laser, which cut the ceremonial first piece of steel for the new ship, the Seven Seas Explorer.

The Watergate to Reopen as Luxury Hotel

The Watergate to Reopen as Luxury Hotel

International New York-based real estate developer, Euro Capital Properties, announced that The Watergate Hotel will once again open its doors in summer 2015 following an extensive $125 million renovation.

Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i Launches New Trend of High-Tech Wristbands

Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i Launches New Trend of High-Tech Wristbands

Gone are the days of standard hotel keys with the introduction of new high-tech innovations. An exciting new trend happening which recently launched at Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i is the use of sleek high-tech wristbands for room access.

Virgin Announces Plans to Make Waves in the Cruise Industry

Virgin Announces Plans to Make Waves in the Cruise Industry

Virgin Group, the Branson family-owned branded investment group, announced the formation of Virgin Cruises, its new cruise line business, as well as the appointment of a CEO and its lead investment partner, Bain Capital.

Top Travel Trends for 2015 from Cox & Kings

Top Travel Trends for 2015 from Cox & Kings

As a leading luxury travel outfitter known for its authentic and immersive insider access, Cox & Kings possesses an edge when it comes to forecasting trends.

Kempinski Hotels Announce Agreement for Resort in Dominica

Kempinski Hotels Announce Agreement for Resort in Dominica

An agreement has been signed between the Government of Dominica and Range Developments, a development company, for the construction of a luxury resort as an approved project under its Citizenship By Investment programme.

New Caribbean Hot Spots to Add to Your Travel Bucket List for 2015

New Caribbean Hot Spots to Add to Your Travel Bucket List for 2015

Booming Eco-Tourism, Business Travel and Cultural Offerings Drive Interest in New Destinations in the Dominican Republic and Honduras

Travel Trends - What Luxury Customers Are Booking

Travel Trends - What Luxury Customers Are Booking

Travel Leaders Group have just released their latest survey findings specific to luxury travel pinpointing strong bookings in all major luxury travel categories compared with last year. Here are the top Luxury Travel Trends with cruising coming in first.

Anantara Adds Second Resort in Mozambique

Anantara Adds Second Resort in Mozambique

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading developer and operator of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, is continuing the expansion of its portfolio in Africa with the opening of its second resort in Mozambique.

Qantas Debuts World's Biggest Plane on World's Longest Flight

Qantas Debuts World's Biggest Plane on World's Longest Flight

Qantas customers traveling on the popular Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth route will soon be able to enjoy the world's largest passenger aircraft on the world's longest route, with an A380 replacing a B747 from September 2014.