Luxury is probably the most overused word in the marketplace. The definition of luxury travel has changed and evolved based on the Zeitgeist, but the parts that have stayed true to the notion of luxury are scarcity, authenticity, and exclusivity.
As a consumer, journalist, and marketer within the luxury travel sector, I’m always keen to look at the industry from a wide-angle lens that covers multidisciplinary perspectives. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest brands in luxury travel, and through my conversations with thought leaders and my interdisciplinary work, I’ve studied the emerging trends, observed the fundamental shifts, and forecasted the new contours of the luxury travel sector.
I recently spoke with a market research firm about luxury travel trends in 2018. Humbled by the title of tastemaker in luxury travel, I am grateful to share my opinions and insights on where the industry is headed and to use my voice and platform to bring awareness to those luxury travel trends. With so many ideas bubbling in my head, I want to share a few thoughts on the future of luxury travel — some trends, some themes. There’s plenty of other trends and changes happening in the luxury travel space, but I’ll keep those for another day.
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