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Sustainable Tourism: The Basics, Part I

May 14, 2018
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Tourism is a numbers game, and more isn’t always better (as Barcelona and Iceland will tell you). Travel has almost doubled in less than 20 years.

I want to start a new series that looks at the intersection of luxury travel and sustainable tourism. Connecting the dots from my work at the U.S. Mission to UNESCO, my extensive experience with marketing in the luxury travel space, my love for luxury hotels, my academic training in international development and the law, and my passion for the world’s cultures and social enterprises, I want to:
1) Highlight why sustainable tourism matters;
2) Break down the various definitions of sustainable tourism;
3) Shed light on the core tenets of sustainability;
4) Explore sustainability from a luxury travel lens; and
5) Provide insight on how the luxury travel space, both businesses and consumers, can positively contribute to the movement.

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Luxe Brand Equity: The Power of Trademarks in the Luxury Industry

April 25, 2018
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Luxury fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Bulgari have cultivated brand names that have transcended generations and remained relatively immune to the volatility of trends. The timelessness of such brands comes from the brand equity that has been developed through a carefully crafted purpose-driven approach […]

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8 Luxury Travel Trends to Watch in 2018

April 25, 2018
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The definition of luxury travel has changed and evolved, based on the Zeitgeist, but the parts that have stayed true to the notion of luxury are scarcity, authenticity, and exclusivity. After studying the emerging trends, observing the fundamental shifts, and forecasting the new contours of the luxury travel sector, I want to share a few thoughts on the future of luxury travel in 2018 — some trends, some themes.

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Women in Luxury: In Conversation with Michelle Woodley, President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

April 24, 2018
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The Women in Luxury series on The Cultureur celebrates visionary women who are breaking down barriers across the luxury industry, highlighting their trials, tribulations, and triumphs. Meet Michelle Woodley, the newly-appointed President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and inspiring hotelier in the luxury hospitality space.

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An Inside Look at Buick Design with Senior Exterior Program Designer, Colin Phipps

March 1, 2018
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For the past 6 months, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Colin and discussing all aspects of automotive design–a topic I previously knew very little about. After touring the luxurious Buick Design Center and other General Motors facilities in the greater Detroit area […]

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Women in Luxury: In Conversation with Sonavi Kaicker, CEO of Neemrana Hotels

January 17, 2018
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Meet Sonavi Kaicker. If the name is not familiar to you already, make note of it now. Sonavi is the CEO of Neemrana Hotels — a portfolio of 23 historical properties that speak volumes of the glorious heritage and rich culture of India.

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[Concierge Diaries] The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida

January 7, 2018
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CONCIERGE DIARIES is a series that depicts destinations through the eyes of a local luxury hotel’s concierge. They understand luxury travel and local culture, and can be a wealth of information. In our digital age, the role of the concierge has changed […]

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The 10 Best Travel Tips for 2018

January 6, 2018
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I haven’t done an updated post on my favorite travel tips since my top 100 travel tips and hacks in 2014, so I wanted to start the year by sharing the best travel tips for 2018. These are a few of my favorite travel tips that I use on a frequent basis. Bon voyage! ✈︎

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Directory of Gins Around the World

December 2, 2017
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From London to Seattle, and from Berlin to Kyoto.

Find a gin by country (in alphabetical order) in my comprehensive directory of gins (both artisanal and mass-produced) from around the world. Some I’ve tried, others […]

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What is Experiential Luxury Travel and Why I Choose It as a Millennial

October 30, 2017
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What is experiential luxury travel?

There’s luxury travel and then there’s experiential luxury travel.
From the beginning of The Cultureur, staying true to my travel style of luxury travel and local culture, I have maintained that both […]

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