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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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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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[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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How to Start a Successful and Profitable Blog

August 2, 2016
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How do I start a blog?

Perhaps, one of the most commonly asked questions I receive. It’s a simple question with a relatively simple answer. Anyone can start a blog, but starting a quality blog that is successful and profitable takes a lot of […]

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UPDATE on The Cultureur: Weekly Travel News Brief

May 5, 2016
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According to the U.S. Travel Association, it’s Travel and Tourism Week from May 1st-7th! The travel community marks the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local governments […]

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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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2016: 10 Upgrades Luxury Hotels Need to Make

April 23, 2016
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Every luxury traveler looks for different things in a hotel experience. In the last decade or so, there has been a movement across the hotel industry to cater to one of the largest demographics: millennials. Hotel giants such as Hilton and Marriott have […]

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