2018 Autumn Edition
ELITE TRAVEL TRENDS
In the field with YURIY HOROVYY
- WELLNESS TRAVEL: THE GROWING TREND
- AS UNIQUE AS YOU
- EGYPT TOPS SIGNATURE DESTINATIONS
- TAKING RIVER CRUISES “OUT OF THE BOX”
- WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO…
- WHAT’S IN A NAME?
- 7132 HOTEL – A NEW COMBINATION FOR DESIGN AND LUXURY
- “START WHERE YOU ARE”
- RE-WILDING THE PLANET
- THE ACCORHOTELS LUXURY PIPELINE: + 32% BY 2021
- THE GRANDES DAMES OF CAMBODIA SET TO HAVE A FACELIFT
- NEW BRANCHES GROWING ON OLD ROOTS
AMERICAS & THE CARIBBEAN
In the field with MARY GOSTELOW
Facts & Figures
INNOVATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES
In The Field With DAVID ESSERYK
Editorial | THE SMARTreport – 40 EDITIONS, AND NEVER LOOKED YOUNGER!
There’s nothing like a round number as cause for celebration, and this edition is our lucky number 40.
In this edition, we are honoured to have the participation of Alex Sharpe – President and CEO, of the Signature Travel Network – who explains the “raison d’être” of his organisation and how it adds value in the marketplace. Our thanks also go to Laura Turner Seydel of Ted Turner Expeditions for her valuable time and contribution. We attended the Signature Owners’ Meeting in Florida, as well as yet again being invited to Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, this time also as contributing editor to Virtuoso’s newsletter. Another major piece of news this year is that while we have, for some years, been publishers of ITB Berlin News, in 2018 we are also official publishers of ITB China News and ITB Asia News… not forgetting IFTM Daily in Paris. This gives our staff an unparalleled vision of the industry at large – enabling us to “put things in perspective”.
We are also proud to have some exceptional new contributors, in the shape of luxury travel “legend” Mary Gostelow, and the very savvy and proficient Virtuoso member Yuriy Horovyy of London’s Almont Travel, added to our long time contributing “tech guru” David Esseryk.
We trust it will all lead to an even more interesting read for you. Don’t hesitate to give us your feedback and comments.
Richard Barnes – Editor-in-Chief