Wellness Tourism Options in Sea and River Cruising, Part 1.

Jun 15, 2017  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

In contrast to other capricious luxury industries, the growth of the wellness market defines a relatively new dimension for the luxury industry.

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5 Disruptive Luxury Travel Trends Shattering the Status Quo

Apr 4, 2017  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

The hospitality industry is gearing up for elevated demand among both leisure and business travelers. Last year, the global luxury market collectively grew 4 percent to an estimated $1.15 (€1.08) trillion, according to a recent Bain & Company Luxury Study.

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Goodbye, Millennials: Hello, Generation Z

Jul 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

For the past eight years, all eyes have been on Millennials. The year President Obama was first elected The Huffington Post wrote this of Gen X, “The 2008 election not only marked the election of America’s first African-American president, it also saw the strong and clear political emergence of a new, large and dynamic generation.” Since that time, we’ve watched them grow up, turn everything on its head that Baby Boomers worked so hard to create and have researched their habits in order to cater to their wants and needs.

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The Fragrant Value of Hotel Scent Branding

Jun 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I distinctly remember walking into The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba two years ago and smelling a sweet fragrance permeating throughout the property. It wasn’t overwhelming but made an immediate impression. Made specifically for the property, the signature scent—a mix of passionfruit and Hyacinth—is pumped through the air vents and creates as an additional sensory experience for guests.

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Children Should be Seen and Not Heard? Luxury Hotels Beg to Differ

Jun 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Jessica Hines

Luxury hotels have long been advertised as chic destinations for affluent guests; places where kids are at worst not welcome, or at best must always be on their finest behavior. These days, however, the luxury market is becoming extremely child inclusive. Which is not surprising since the challenges that confront families are the same no matter what income-bracket you are in.

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The Low Down on Luxury Hotels & Private Jet Partnerships

Jun 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Luxury hotel brands and private jet partnerships seem like a natural collaboration, yet the number of high-end properties partnering with aircrafts is pretty slim. Other than Las Vegas which has its fair share of jet alliances (makes complete sense), many of our favorite global brands have yet to jump on the trend.

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Report: Shaping the Future of Luxury Travel

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Unless you haven’t been keeping up with the times, you already know that global consumers are spending their money on experiences versus material goods these days. And one of the latest studies commissioned by global travel technology company Amadeus is reporting that those spending habits by affluent tourists are now outpacing the rest of the travel industry.

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Do Travelers Really Love The World's Best Luxury Hotels Or Is It All Just a PR Myth?

Dec 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Daniela Aroche

Affluent travelers have never been so sophisticated, savvy and opinionated; pushing luxury hospitality to new heights. Here, via a fresh study, we look at which hotels have passed the test in the eye of the consumer. Generally speaking, when it comes to luxury, we are familiar with the industry’s pantheon of leading brands, which are viewed by hospitality experts as the foremost exemplars of luxury. 

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7 of the Most Popular and Experimental Trends at Paris Fashion Week

Oct 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

When looking for upcoming trends and new styles we almost always turn to Paris. They are considered some of the most daring, eclectic designers of the bunch and have a tendency to push our conception of what can really be called fashion.

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Travel Trends: Top 10 Current Luxury Destinations And 10 Rising Hot Spots

Aug 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

In 2014, 1.1 billion people crossed borders. And that number doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. This year, at the 27th annual Virtuoso Travel Week Conference in Las Vegas, we gained insight into where the masses are headed in the future. Virtuoso is an international luxury travel agency network specializing in experimental travel.

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The Future Of Luxury Hotels Includes More Tech, Less Tech & Guest Personalization

Aug 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Daniela Aroche

The luxury hotel space is competitive but players are stepping up to the plate to keep up with rapidly evolving consumer demands. Here we investigate some on the cutting edge and what’s ahead. Last month, in conversation with Robert Cheng, Group VP Marketing of the prestigious Peninsula Hotels Group, despite the plethora of exciting initiatives in the pipeline for the company, we found ourselves continuously drawn back to a particularly prevalent discussion on technology, innovation and their place in the luxury hotel space.

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The Latest Brazilian Beauty Trend Has Supermodels Burning Their Hair Off

Jul 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Would you set your hair on fire for the possibly of having more luscious and luxurious locks? It looks like celebrities and supermodels already have. The new beauty trend popping up from Brazil is called Velaterapia, and it’s causing quite a stir in the fashion world.

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Considering an Unplugged Wedding? Here's How to Know What's Right for Your Nuptials

Jul 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’ve been planning your wedding day since you were old enough to dress your Barbie dolls in bridal gowns, you might think you have this whole nuptials thing totally figured out.

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Ahead of the Curve: Shop Our Predictions for the Best Street Style Pieces for Fashion Month

Feb 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Today marks the start of Fashion Month. For four long weeks we’ll be seeing throngs of editors, off-duty models, street-stylers, bloggers and would-be Instagram stars take to the streets dressed to the nines.

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Could Mermaid Workouts Be the Next Big Trend in Fitness?

Jan 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Yogalates, Zumba, underwater yoga and even the sexually suggestive shake weight have all been big fitness trends, so it’s safe to say people are more than willing to try out anything for the sake of losing a few pounds. But this new exercise routine might just be the strangest (and coolest) of them all.

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