Jeff Weinstein of HOTELS Mag takes a common sense approach in his opinion piece today. Some practical advice here about what we can be doing now, and the importance of keeping one eye on the future. A very nice idea to pull together and
The New York Times reports that SpaceX expects to launch 4 tourists into super high orbit by the end of next year. Tickets are being sold through Space Adventures Inc., the company behind a previous trip to the International Space Station. This trip will
The latest article by STR's Jan Freitag is packed insights about the continued growth of the luxury segment, and how that is projected to hit RevPAR on a global scale;
“The steady increase in room demand then caused myriad developers to give the industry
The latest Wealth X White paper is out and, besides mapping the future growth of HNW individuals worldwide, it heralds a new era for global luxury brands;
“For the last decade, luxury brands have become ever more reliant on the mushrooming population of Chinese
By 2020 the economies of Asia will be larger than the rest of the world combined.
That’s according to a fascinating feature in the FT, which unsurprisingly showed the economies of China and India being responsible for a large part of this surge.
50% of the worldwide population is now classified as “middle class or rich”
But out of 1.3 billion international trips taken every year, 46% of all travellers visit just 100 destinations. This places an increasing amount of pressure on the local infrastructure in popular
Chinese travellers will venture off the beaten track independently, shunning the long favoured guided tour system.
Recent research shows a surge in the proportion of Chinese travellers making their own arrangements and travelling completely independently. The ones leading the charge are those from tier-one
Not so long ago, we believed that the European Union was inseparable and the election of Donald Trump was impossible.
“Now, nearly 80% of US luxury travellers believe there is a significant probability of serious social unrest at home, and nearly two-thirds are concerned
Whilst overall growth slowed from 5% in 2015 to 2% in 2016, the majority of European destinations reported healthy growth in the last months of 2016 and the most visited region in the world still welcomed 620 million international arrivals last year, according to
From the US presidency, to Brexit, to continued security threats and political upheaval, the world is a more complex and challenging place today than it was this time last year. Just two years ago, few would’ve believed we’d be talking about Africa’s emergence as