From Covid crisis, luxury travel trends emerge: Travel Weekly

Jeri Clausing

Jeri Clausing

Out of every crisis comes new travel trends, or least new buzzwords that are generated as certain types of travel gain traction in response to chaos.

Two of the newest luxury phrases coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic are “slow” and “regenerative” travel.

Last week, I wrote about some examples of the growing slow travel movement, which is focused on single versus multiple destinations as those venturing out

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Traveling like a rock star: Travel Weekly

Jeri Clausing

Jeri Clausing

One of the few travel winners from the Covid-19 pandemic has been the RV industry, at least for the short term.

And as upscale and budget travelers alike have flocked to this option for escaping pandemic lockdowns, interesting players continue to emerge for the luxury sector.

Among the new players: coach companies like Storm Trooper Coaches and Hemphill Brothers that normally take rock bands and other celebrities on

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Adventure awaits for those ready to travel abroad: Travel Weekly

Jeri Clausing

Jeri Clausing

While much of the world remains closed to Americans, luxury adventure tour operators are slowly resuming travel to some of the more far-flung locales that have reopened to international travel.

African destination specialists Extraordinary Journeys, in partnership with safari company Great Plains, this week announced a November trip to Kenya that it said was designed to jump-start safe, private, luxury travel back to the African continent.

The Return

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Small Luxury Hotels’ poll offers some encouraging results: Travel Weekly

Jeri Clausing

Jeri Clausing

A new survey offers a fresh dose of optimism for the luxury travel sector.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World says a poll of its North American loyalty program members shows more than half  are planning trips this year, and three-quarters of them are willing to fly.

And almost all, 90%, said they would feel most comfortable in a small hotel.

The group polled 6,000 loyalty club members

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Resorts World provides details about the Crockfords Las Vegas resort: Travel Weekly

Resorts World Las Vegas has released new details about its LXR Hotels & Resorts project, which is one of three Hilton-flagged properties set to open next summer as part of the $4.3 billion Las Vegas Strip megacomplex.

The 230-room Crockfords Las Vegas LXR Hotels & Resorts will be one of Hilton’s first LXR properties in the U.S. It will also mark the U.S. debut for luxury resort and gaming club

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Luxury travelers hungry for adventures in far-flung locations: Travel Weekly

Very special, very expensive 

Indeed, both new and established tour operators are increasingly making possible what not long ago might have been considered impossible.

Papaioannou cited a recent nearly half-million-dollar trip that A&K crafted for a “very high net worth” man who wanted to propose to his girlfriend while on safari in Africa. 

“It was just the two of them,” she said. “A helicopter transported them to a beautiful spot

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Adventure operators’ new products provide relief from cabin fever: Travel Weekly

Many guided travel companies remain on hold due the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are some adventure operators that are up and running domestically and even putting together new products to lure virus-wary travelers out of the house.

Backroads, which offers hiking, biking and multiadventure trips, has two new lines aimed at first-time active travelers who company founder and president Tom Hale said might normally choose ocean cruises, all-inclusives or large

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