Small Luxury Hotels of the World TRAVEL TRENDS 2018

Together with global analysts at TrendWatching, SLH have identified five consumer trends in travel and experience in 2018, from the demand for personalized leisure to inspiring inner discovery. Hands-on Luxe Luxury travelers will be able to design their own experience, adding a new dimension to their Instagram moments, choosing the fragrance of their room at…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Tom Marchant, Owner, and Co-Founder of The Black Tomato Group

By: Sharon Hirschowitz Tom prefers to do things differently, and The Black Tomato Group is an extension of his philosophy, creating bespoke travel experiences that start with the dream and discover the destination on the way. Here he talks about truly connecting, engaging and creating experiences that are transformative, and tells us about some favorite…

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Live the Legend: Myths, Lore, & More for Travelers to Explore Globally

By: Rachel Peace Across cultures and centuries, certain stories arise with distinct similarities, from mutually familiar plots to distinctly heroic or tragic characters. This story book explores well-known adventure stories and legends, and presents parallels in surprising destinations. Best of all, travelers can experience these in the present day, and find luxury accommodations conveniently located to the attractions. Loch Ness…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Eva LaRue, well-known actress and luxury travel expert

By Sharon Hirschowitz Eva LaRue is best known for her roles as Dr. Maria Santon on All My Children and Det. Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami. A passionate luxury travel enthusiast, Eva shares her adventures on her luxury travel blog and tweets regularly from exciting destinations. She is Dot Luxury’s Luxury Travel Ambassador and…

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Travel & Loyalty Behaviors

COLLOQUY recently released a report on consumer attitudes towards travel, identifying key trends, and exploring how marketing and loyalty programs influence travel behavior throughout the journey, from planning and research to sharing the experience via social media. They surveyed over 2,000 U.S. consumers about their travel lifestyle and found that we love to discover new…

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Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

By Sharon Hirschowitz Travel & Leisure just released their World’s Best Awards in their 21st annual reader survey of travel destinations, cruise lines, airlines & airports, companies and hotel brands around the world.  Readers were invited to participate in a survey developed by T+L editors and rankings are based on reader’s ratings on rooms/facilities, service,…

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By Grace we Traveled

The Grace Santorini were our gracious hosts after a busy week in Athens at the International Luxury Hotel Association’s European Summit. We arrived early on Saturday morning to an incredible five-course champagne breakfast at Santoro restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean fusion gastronomy and overlooks a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea and Skaros Rock –…

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Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana Now Accepting Reservations for May 2016

  Five-star Experiential Resort Opens Bookings for Incomparable Luxury Vacations Filled with Playful Surprises for Guests of All Ages With the signing of an agreement, Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB and VIA), are pleased to announce immediate booking availability for Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts…

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Report Back: ILHA attends Trade Mission to China

[su_divider divider_color=”#601fa0″ size=”5″] Barak Hirschowitz, President of the International Luxury hotel Association just returned from a 7 day trade mission to China where he met with the both government and business leaders in Guilin, Wuzhou and Hainan. During the trip Barak participated in several highlevel conferences and workshops focusing on the multi billion dollar investments…

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