Market shifts, microtrends and expert opinions that signal significant change for global travel and hospitality companies and consumers
In an industry tainted by colonial roots, travel brands are shifting their priorities towards the empowerment and rights of indigenous...
The British architect on his recent project The Jaffa hotel, and why clarity and simplicity will shape the future of luxury hospitality.
Kathleen Ahamed-Broadhurst of sustainable tourism development firm EplerWood on the need for new metrics to help consumers make greener...
In-room AI assistants are allowing hoteliers to provide guests with a more personal experience, while boosting internal efficiency.
Next time a consumer has the impulse to travel, they should think twice about their reasons why, and their impact, says Bani Amor.
Co-founder of architecture firm NOA* Stefan Rier and interior designer Joanna Lehnis explain why the hospitality sector needs to...
With vast amounts of passenger data tied up in boarding passes, let’s use it to transform the airport retail experience, says Lee...
Faced with concern over plastic waste and the need to cater for a diverse range of guests, hotels are re-evaluating their complimentary...
Reluctant to abandon the fitness regimes that have become such
an integral part of everyday life, gym enthusiasts are seeking...
No longer the preserve
of the billionaire set, private aviation is presenting new opportunities for both brands and aspirational luxury...
Modern travel brands are going above and beyond to ensure children are entertained on holiday.
Companies are embedding luxury services into airports to ease the limbo of waiting for flights.
In an age of peripatetic living, digital nomads are seeking meaningful experiences and co-living spaces that foster real-life...
A rise in accessibility to the Arctic and Antarctica is offering consumers new ways to experience the polar regions, with innovative...
Bespoke Hotels Group co-founder and chairman Robin Sheppard on making hotels aesthetically creative and inclusive for disabled people.
In order to reverse tourism disparity and protect heritage sites, governments are taking back control.
A new type of hotel is emerging where alcohol is not confined to the bar, but is at the core of the hospitality experience.
With its push into the mainstream market, Airbnb risks losing the very elements of home-sharing that led to its success.
Serdar Kutucu, executive vice-president of brand and strategy at Design Hotels, highlights the luxury potential of the Eurasian country.
Jonathan Boiria from Softbank Robotics discusses how its robot Pepper will infiltrate the West.
Hotels are offering new ways of supporting guests’ wellbeing beyond the traditional spa treatment.
Zenul Khan, Snøhetta's senior architect, discusses the studio’s Svart hotel and designing sustainably for extreme environments.
As more and more Millennials enter parenthood, they are not giving up on their thirst for travel or their desire for sustainable...
The growing popularity of cruise ship holidays among consumers looking to visit areas of natural beauty will have a negative impact on...
To win over today’s travellers and compete with Airbnb, hotels are re-assessing the functionality, flavours and frills
Chinese tourists’ passion for duty-free shopping is making Asia-Pacific the engine of growth for the travel-retail sector.
Luxury hotels are paring back superfluous services and features in the hope of offering a more streamlined experience.
As tourism in South Africa booms, a rise in the number of African travellers and of companies bringing about positive social change is...
Service robots are appearing in a range of contexts from airport departure lounges to restaurants and hotels.
The sociologist discusses how travel has succumbed to control, predictability and the wrath of McDonald’s.
As our relationships with brands become increasingly intimate, future-facing businesses will expand their luxury services by offering...
As political divides widen and people increasingly vote with their wallets, a new wave of liberal hoteliers are offering hospitality...
Emerging economies with youth populations eager to explore new territories will radically transform the travel and hospitality sector.
The growth of the premium co-working sector is transforming members’ clubs.
Airbnb's latest initiatives show the multitude of ways in which the company is embedding itself into people’s everyday lives, from...
Luxury travel experiences are becoming the new collectors’ items – and the less accessible they are the more aspirational they are for...
Food is now being used not only as a way to understand other cultures, but as a form of resistance against a backdrop of political unrest.
The co-founder of luxury travel agency Black Tomato on excessive tourism, competing with the internet and his brand’s move into wellness.
Brands are increasingly using travel to promote inclusivity and sustainability, especially in emerging economies.
Under the guidance of a forward-thinking Millennial Crown Prince, the fifth largest country in Asia is opening up to tourism.
Travel and hospitality innovators are tapping into the experiential nature of immersive theatre to offer next-level escapism.
There is a new focus on sleep in the travel market as consumers look to avoid stress, fatigue and jet lag.
More than 3.5 million customers have stayed with Airbnb hosts in Africa since the company began operating on the continent, with around half of these people visiting in the past year, according to Reuters.
Architecture firm Studio 10 has redesigned two of the hotel’s guestrooms in the surrealist style of M.C. Escher.
The Yue Wuyi Tea Life Aesthetics Hotel is using the area’s history of tea culture to inspire a hospitality experience.
Youth travel collective Trippin and sustainable wellness brand Mimo Cha have released a calming travel oil for plane journeys.
Will a combination of wanderlust and greater working flexibility help Millennial parents raise the most well-travelled generation of kids the world has seen?
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The company’s futures division has announced the launch of Backyard, a project that will use Airbnb insight to design and build homes.
Amid President Trump’s ongoing bombast, the USA’s new luxury market is being powered by the upward mobility and affluence of immigrant consumers.
InterContinental Hotels has joined forces with the country’s biggest app to open a smart hotel that uses WeChat’s digital technology.
Prior is a new breed of luxury travel agency that bills itself as a modern day Explorers Club.
Figures from the UN World Tourism Organisation show that spending by Chinese tourists abroad now makes up nearly a quarter (21%) of global tourism spending.
The co-founder and CEO of Life House, Rami Zeidan, discusses how this nascent technology-driven hotel chain will unite guests and locals to create a community around luxury stays.
Cary Granat, CEO of Immersive Artistry, says virtual reality, cryptocurrency and immersive experiences are set to transform leisure and entertainment in Las Vegas.
Co-founder and CEO Rami Zeidan on how this nascent technology-driven hotel chain will unite guests and locals to create a community around luxury stays.
As the country recovers from the global economic crisis, Poland’s emerging middle class are using luxury goods and services to signify their new-found status, creating new opportunities in retail, hospitality and property.