luxury travel industry Archive

Luxury Travel Trends for 2012

I just spent a couple days at the Luxury Travel Expo in Las Vegas. This is an annual meet-up between high-performing travel agents and many of the companies catering to the upscale travel market. In general, luxury travelers like you are still out and about as much as ever. After a dip in 2010, many [...]

Belize Battles the Side Effects of Cruise Ships

How many cruise line passengers think about the impact they’re having in the places where they alight for a day or less? You can forgive them if it’s not on their radar—the executives running those cruise lines don’t seem too concerned either. When dealing with a small and fragile country like Belize, the result can [...]

New Luxury Travel Websites and Apps

Last week I attended the annual PhoCusWright travel technology conference to see what’s new and on the way. It was a blizzard of mobile apps, Facebook apps, and sites designed to ease our pain in booking travel. The Hipmunk flight booking interface actually sorts by “agony,” giving preference to the flights that are shortest and [...]

Another Baffling Travel Magazine Readers’ Poll

Every year when the big travel magazines publish their readers’ polls, I feel even better about the service we’re providing here at Luxury Latin America. Not because sometimes our picks are on their lists, but because I see how laughably out of whack these polls can be. I know they’re a joke for two reasons. [...]

King Consumer in 2010 – You Still Rule

You can read all kinds of predictions on where the travel market is headed this year, but just as economists and weather forecasters can keep their job while still being wrong half the time, most of these writers have just a smidgen more forecasting ability than you do. With everyone waiting later to book and [...]