13-16 Oct 2020
VIRTUAL EVENT

LuxNews

How luxury travel will change after the pandemic

Jul 16, 2020 Industry News

It’s not just that luxury travellers will expect hygiene and social distancing. Rosie Spinks, Global Tourism Reporter for Skift, says they will be looking for a different type of trip – and they’ll be prepared to pay for it.

Five types of experiences luxury travellers want now

How will the pandemic affect the types of luxury experiences travellers are looking for? Are they more likely to want nature experiences or eco-tourism experiences? Will cultural experiences be more or less sought after? We look at five key interests driving experiential tourism now.

A tropical getaway in New Caledonia

Time to begin planning ahead and what better way to celebrate when the borders open than spending a relaxing tropical getaway in New Caledonia.Experience the recently renovated and rebranded DoubleTree by Hilton Noumea Ilot Maitre Resort scheduled to reopen in November 2020.

Luxury hotels and villas, still an alluring option for travellers?

While the landscape for luxury hotels and villas has undoubtedly changed, there is good reason to believe they will be an attractive proposition once again if they cater to micro travellers, target brand loyalists and incorporate messaging about safety.

Why Australian and NZ luxury lodges are poised for a comeback  

We talk to Penny Rafferty from the LLOA and Emma McDonald of LLNZ on how the DNA of the luxury lodges in Australia and New Zealand makes them perfectly positioned for a comeback post- COVID.

Selling Australia to Australians

Jun 16, 2020 Industry News

With border restrictions easing, outstanding nature experiences and comparatively stable pandemic numbers, you could say that things are looking up for Australian tourism destinations. But will the lure of luxury closer to home be enough to tempt us to explore our own backyard?

Exquisite New Zealand experiences

Discover the professional and compelling destination management services by The Exquisite Group, creating unique New Zealand experiences for the luxury traveller.

Why luxury travel might bounce back first

Jun 10, 2020 Industry News

Some commentators argue that luxury tourism, with its wealthy clientele and more exclusive, social-distanced experiences, will bounce back before the rest of the industry. We ask experts what they think.

Boutique New Zealand retreats

Once travel restrictions ease, the opportunity to take time to relax will be at the top of many traveller’s itineraries. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of New Zealand and indulge with these three unique luxury retreats by Boutique hotels and Lodges NZ.

Uncharted Waters: Rethinking small ship cruising

Jun 3, 2020 Industry News

The cruise industry is in uncharted waters but luxury small ship cruising has always been different to the experience on the larger liners. But how will it fare post-pandemic and how can it ensure that health and safety standards are met?

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