4 -min. read Getting acquainted with locals is making its way up travellers’ wishlists; but are their preconceptions, bolstered by overgeneralised marketing, journalism and social media, overriding the individuality of the humans they meet?
6 -min. read The jury’s out on artificial intelligence, with as many travel brands battling against it as they are incorporating it. Like it or not, AI is reshaping the way we travel – but it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) replace the human touch, writes Jen Murphy.
1 -min. read Rebels, earphones in and “Tune In” for a series of playlists spotlighting the most groundbreaking musical shifts from past to present, and from present to future. Introducing the rebellious icons of rock and pop – paired with their modern reincarnations, who’ve taken inspiration from these greats’ badass musical stylings.
5 -min. read Innovative startups may have caused a storm in a lot of areas in the travel industry, but until recently few have thought to rethink suitcases. Meet the five who are working to fill this potential goldmine of a gap in the market, and to make schlepping our stuff from A to B that little bit easier.
4 -min. read Over the past two years we have seen many of the world’s most iconic travel destinations suffer from terrorist attacks. In the wake of such public assaults, how has tourism been affected – and how can it recover?
6 -min. read As it becomes more important than ever for travel to push the boundaries of experience, discover a creative, dynamic Iran on the move from foreign stereotypes.
2 -min. read Triptease’s Product Manager, Thomas Griffiths, gives his five top hacks to instantly improve the digital customer experience.
1 -min. read A final night Celebrate playlist from show DJ Jared Dietch before you hit tonight’s REBELS & Closing Party.
1 -min. read An Unwind playlist from LE show DJ Jared Dietch to help you relax on your night off.
1 -min. read A Down To Business playlist for LE’s resident show DJ, Jared Dietch.
7 -min. read Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s diverse range of hotels are united by their independently minded attitude. Jacob Howie explains the secret ingredients that go into curating this international movement.
3 -min. read From sci-fi to suitcase, check out the latest wave of universal translator apps and gadgets that could revolutionise the way we travel.
3 -min. read We’ve teamed up with THEOUTNET.COM to create a few stylish day-to-night looks designed to see you from show floor to dance floor.
7 -min. read We’ve invited visionaries, experts and innovators at the top of their fields to join us at the Ministry of Ideas 2017 – meet the first names released here.
5 -min. read Designing a hotel is something of a rite of passage to architecture’s hall of fame. Here are three architects hoteliers should add to their shortlist.
5 -min. read Sometimes sleeping in a tent just won’t do…here we round up a bunch of sexy safari retreats where well-considered design comes first.
9 -min. read Since not every ‘bouteco’ hotel can fork out for LEED or STEP certification, here’s our edit of the most special ‘bouteco’ heroes out there.
3 -min. read As the Western world wakes up to Asian art and the immense talent in the continent, local hoteliers have realised there is a gap in the market.
3 -min. read Confession: I judge hotels based on which toiletries they stock in their bathrooms. Here are 10 top spots with the top scents…
4 -min. read As the travel industry shifts and takes stock, different buzzwords dominate the conversation. Four or five years ago, everyone was
3 -min. read Hospitality expert Dirk Dalichau reveals how managers are ignoring the creativity and ideas of the next generation of hoteliers – and why this must stop.
2 -min. read So. Wednesday. Your free night. What should you do? Why not spend the night doing as you please, whether that’s taking it easy or living it up…
5 -min. read W Hotels have put together the ultimate escape plan to help you get the best out of Miami, whether you’re sticking to the beach or beyond.
2 -min. read Those in the know will be aware that we’re back on the hunt for THE REBELS: this year’s definitive list
2 -min. read We chat to Jacky Hoitsema from Endemol Shine Group about what makes her tick when it comes to travel.
3 -min. read The House Hotel Group has launched its first hotel outside Istanbul, set in Turkey’s iconic landscape of Cappadocia.
2 -min. read Elizabeth Ellis from Blue Marble Private tells us what she’s looking for in a contemporary travel brand for LE Miami 2016.
3 -min. read David Bowd is transforming a derelict Salvation Army building in New Jersey into The Asbury, set to open in May 2016.
3 -min. read Those with an eye on the Australian contemporary luxury scene will know that The Old Clare Hotel in Sydney opened in September, changing the face of the Chippendale neighborhood.