London, Dubai and Paris named fastest growing luxury destinations
Held?in Lausanne, Switzerland on 6 June 2013, more than 170 professionals discuss the future of luxury travel as part of the world?s first exclusive think tank designed for industry leaders. The event was organised by the?International Herald Tribune (IHT) with the?Ecole h?teli?re de Lausanne (EHL).
The study found that among top luxury destinations, New York remains in first position, with London, Dubai and Paris listed as the fasted growing destinations. The top three outbound markets are the US, the UK and China.
Four Seasons topped the most searched luxury hotel brands on the internet after a multi million pound investment to reinforce the brand?s online presence. Hilton Worldwide is ranked first in the top 15 most sought-after hotel groups, Jumeirah, Fairmont and Shangri-La are the fastest growing brands within the category.
While analysing the new luxury consumer, Florian Wupperfeld, managing partner at?Brand Your World,?Soho House?s creative director, and founder of a new “Michelin guide to museums”,?said customers increasingly value authenticity and?believe luxury today is about culture, context and “access to people and places”.
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Source: Tom Hall (2013). London, Dubai and Paris named fastest growing luxury destinations, C&IT?http://www.citmagazine.com/article/1186084/london-dubai-paris-named-fastest-growing-luxury-destinations published Jun 12, 2013. Viewed Jun 17, 2013.