Luxury Travel

In-depth coverage of luxury travel, including hotels, cruises, private jet travel, travel advisors and agents, and tour operators.

Business Travel

Europe’s Room Rates Still Above 2019 Prices for Half-Empty Hotels

Many predicted business travelers would cut back on the number of trips they take, opting for longer stays instead. That prophecy's come true, with five-star hotels benefiting most from their higher rates.

Europe’s Room Rates Still Above 2019 Prices for Half-Empty Hotels

Short-Term Rentals

Mystery Software Firm Sparked Launch of an Inspirato Corp Rewards Plan

Hey, when opportunity knocks, answer the door if you think there is an ample addressable market. That's what Inspirato did as it develops a corporate rewards or incentive program and seeks to broaden its products into flights and adverture travel, as well.

Mystery Software Firm Sparked Launch of an Inspirato Corp Rewards Plan

Tourism

Pandemic, War Hit to Travel Spending Leaves Luxury Giant Ferragamo With No 2022 Guidance

Many brands will have been counting on tourists to mix sightseeing and luxury goods shopping as pandemic restrictions ease, but those shopping trips across Europe's capitals may now be on hold as the war in Ukraine continues.

Pandemic, War Hit to Travel Spending Leaves Luxury Giant Ferragamo With No 2022 Guidance

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Hotels Housing Ukrainian Refugees

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, March 1, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Hotels Housing Ukrainian Refugees

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Is Case Study in Online Travel Hype

Less than a year ago, a Tripadvisor pitch deck about Tripadvisor Plus touted its "multibillion dollar revenue potential." Despite the company expressing confidence in Plus when it scrapped its business model in September, Tripadvisor admitted last week "we haven't found the product-market fit that we're looking for."

Tripadvisor Plus Is Case Study in Online Travel Hype

Business Travel

JP Morgan to Acquire Frosch Luxury Travel Agency

This deal would break the mold of so many technology plays we've seen to date, giving JP Morgan an edge in supporting bookings with experienced consultants.

JP Morgan to Acquire Frosch Luxury Travel Agency

Hotels

Pendry Wants to Blur the Lines Between Boutique and Luxury in Hotels

Pendry has built an interesting boutique-feeling brand on top of actual luxury knowledge and operations. The result is something differentiated in the market and worth keeping an eye on.

Pendry Wants to Blur the Lines Between Boutique and Luxury in Hotels

Hotels

Inspirato’s Public Debut Receives Investor Endorsement of Subscription Travel

Unlike Airbnb and Vrbo, which have struggled at times to attract ample numbers of hosts to meet demand, Inspirato and its subscription model play in a more focused space. Although there is plenty of competition, there are tons of potential home leases to lay siege for around the world where the monied set want to jet and play.

Inspirato’s Public Debut Receives Investor Endorsement of Subscription Travel

Hotels

Choice Considers Best Way to Expand Into High-End Hotels

It won’t be an easy task, but Choice Hotels moving beyond the sectors that gave it durability during the pandemic makes sense for the recovery — if it manages to build the right upscale portfolio.

Choice Considers Best Way to Expand Into High-End Hotels

Luxury

Inspirato Reports Growth in Luxury Subscription Travel Ahead of Going Public

So far, luxury travel club Inspirato is on track with the projections it made in June for its growth. Other companies looking at subscription or luxury products should take note of its latest pitch deck.

Inspirato Reports Growth in Luxury Subscription Travel Ahead of Going Public