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8 Luxury Travel Trends to Watch in 2018

December 17, 2017
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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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Sustainable Tourism: The Basics, Part I

November 18, 2017
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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.

There were nearly 1.18 billion international travelers in 2016, up from 674 million […]

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Luxe Brand Equity: The Power of Trademarks in Luxury Travel and Luxury Fashion

November 2, 2017
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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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[Interview] Women in Luxury: In Conversation with Sonavi Kaicker, CEO of Neemrana Hotels

May 17, 2017
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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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2017: An Open Letter to Luxury Hotels Around the World

April 3, 2017
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Dear Luxury Hotels of the World: Consider this an open letter from your esteemed guests all over the world. For the love of all that is good, please stop doing these things.

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Check In: Review of Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Walla

February 6, 2017
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Walla Walla is an experiential luxury traveler’s dream and a wine lover’s paradise, and fortunately, it is still relatively off the mainstream radar for tourists. But this also means that luxury hotels are few and far between (that’s changing from what I hear!). Opened in 1928, the Marcus Whitman Hotel is a landmark hotel and one of the few luxury hotels in the area.

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Check In: Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

September 28, 2016
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Vancouver has a great range of luxury hotels on offer, so when deciding where to stay, I was excited to see that there was a Shangri-La property in the city. It’s only one of two hotels in North America; the other is in Toronto. Every […]

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[Hotel Review] Four Seasons Hotel, A Luxury Hotel in Houston

July 6, 2016
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The Four Seasons brand often carries the weight of excellence and its stellar reputation for service often precedes the stay. I’m happy to report that the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston is no different. I checked in after a long Hospitality Law Conference and […]

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[Hotel Review] Loews Hôtel Vogue, A Luxury Hotel in Montréal

May 11, 2016
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GLAMOROUS. That’s the first word that popped into my head when I stepped into my room at the Loews Hôtel Vogue, Montréal. The lobby was cozy and chic, while the room was sophisticated and classy. I’ve always been impressed with the […]

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What is the Difference Between FOUR- and FIVE-star Hotels?

May 2, 2016
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It’s quite the debatable question in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. To make matters more confusing, not only are there multiple rating systems (Forbes, AAA, etc.), but also the standards upon which the stars are designated are completely arbitrary and they […]

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