Market shifts, microtrends and expert opinions that signal significant change for global travel and hospitality companies and consumers
Consumers are eschewing the extremes of binge-drinking and abstinence in favour of a more considered relationship with alcohol.
US – The Tonal smart weight machine provides digital coaching and personalised programs to enable an advanced fitness regime without leaving the house.
Majorca – The hospitality brand is rolling out electronic...
In-room AI assistants are allowing hoteliers to provide guests...
The Scotch whisky brand has joined forces with Manchester United in its first affiliation with football fandom.
A new study published by The Lancet Public Health
Co-founder of architecture firm NOA* Stefan Rier and interior designer Joanna Lehnis explain why the hospitality sector needs to...
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...
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.
Activist hoteliers and intrepid tourists will test new boundaries, while
innovators will capitalise on the liminal space between...
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.
Travel and hospitality innovators are tapping into the experiential nature of immersive theatre to offer next-level escapism.
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.
There is a new focus on sleep in the travel market as consumers look to avoid stress, fatigue and jet lag.
Next time a consumer has the impulse to travel, they should think twice about their reasons why, and their impact, says Bani Amor.
Majorca – The hospitality brand is rolling out electronic bracelets that enable guests to make payments at retailers in and around the town of Magaluf.
In-room AI assistants are allowing hoteliers to provide guests with a more personal experience, while boosting internal efficiency.
The luxury hotel group has announced plans to open 20 private residences in California's Napa Valley, a scenic destination known for its hillside vineyards.
Harth co-founder Ed Padmore explains how the furniture sharing platform will benefit both designers and owners.
The Adjara Group has opened the Stamba Hotel, a new luxury offering based in a former publishing house.
Little Albion will be the first hotel that is available to book in its entirety via Airbnb.
In a nod to the surrounding area’s history, Marriott has opened The Jaffa as part of its Luxury Collection.
Casinos can no longer rely on symbols of ostentatious wealth. Junior foresight writer Holly Friend explores the new gambling formats and visual codes they are using in order to win over the next generation.
Brexit has left the UK luxury sector divided – but can a Millennial state of mind redress the balance between thriving its tourist trade and domestic customer uncertainty?
Casinos have long relied on symbols of ostentatious wealth. But to win over the younger generation, they are rethinking gambling formats and abandoning gaudy visual codes.
From space-mined minerals to income-adjusted goods and branded cities, the labels that will help consumers make informed choices beyond 2030.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, a luxury hotel in Arizona, has created the new role of Instagram concierge to improve the stay and holiday memories of its guests.
The members' club has extended its offering beyond co-working spaces to accommodate guests for longer stays.
US – ZEDA aerospace is launching Aura, a new airline that offers the luxury and convenience of private air travel at an affordable price.