Discovering Koh Samui

A Luxury Traveller’s Guide to Exclusivity and Serenity Koh Samui is a paradise for luxury travellers, offering a peaceful escape from the crowds of other popular destinations like Phuket and Bali. The exclusivity and serenity of the island provide a relaxed ambiance for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the destination without the hustle and bustle. Chatting with us at our Dubai event in January, Karen Slocombe shares her insights on the hidden gems of Koh Samui, what makes Samujana a popular choice for luxury travellers, and her experience as a Platinum Exhibitor at Private Luxury Dubai. What makes Thailand, and Koh Samui in particular, a popular destination for luxury travellers? Koh Samui in general is considered a great location for luxury travellers because of its exclusivity. Unlike Phuket and Bali, there are limited flights going in and out of the island which means fewer people, less traffic, and less of the backpacker crowd that other areas attract. This makes the island more relaxed and less stressful when out and about. Guests can enjoy the natural beauty of this heavenly island without having to elbow their way through a crowd on the beach. The island itself is

Private Luxury Boutique: The Ultimate Event for Boutique Luxury Properties

A brand-new event for the luxury travel industry Private Luxury Events (PLE) announces a brand-new event for the luxury leisure industry: Private Luxury Boutique, taking place from 2-5 October 2024 at the renowned Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection resort, in Algarve, Portugal. In creating Private Luxury Boutique, PLE is responding to the continuing growth of the boutique hotel sector – the global boutique hotels market size is estimated to grow by US$9,137.17 million, accelerating at a CAGR of 6.51% by 2027 . According to Future Market Insights, the boutique hotel market is anticipated to be between US$95-98 billion and will potentially reach $115 billion by 2032. 1. According to report Boutique Hotels Market by Type, Channel, and Geography – Forecast and Analysis 2023-2027 Christy Kuplic, Managing Director of Private Luxury Events, said: “Private Luxury Boutique is designed for boutique properties across the globe to meet with exceptional luxury buyers who are actively booking properties with ‘soul’ and a story to tell. At Private Luxury, we are committed to curating an elite gathering that showcases the immersive, cultural, and authentic experiences that travellers are increasingly seeking”. André Gomes, President of the Algarve Tourism Bureau, a Headline Partner for Private Luxury

The Safari Collection’s Environmental Footprint

Embracing Sustainability and Giving Back in Luxury Travel Luxury travel is synonymous with comfort, indulgence, and unforgettable experiences. But as the world becomes increasingly conscious of environmental issues, travellers are seeking out more sustainable and responsible options. The Safari Collection, which operates a collection of luxury lodges and camps in Kenya’s finest locations, has taken up the challenge and is making significant strides in sustainability, giving back, and reducing its environmental footprint. In this article, we’ll explore The Safari Collection’s initiatives and how they contribute to a more meaningful travel experience. The Footprint Programme: Preserving Nature, Empowering Communities The Safari Collection’s commitment to sustainability is evident through its dedicated foundation, “Our Footprint.” This program aims to protect East Africa’s natural wonders, promote sustainable tourism, and positively impact local communities. By treading delicately on the planet and minimising their environmental impact, The Safari Collection sets an example for other luxury travel companies to follow. Conservation Efforts: Protecting Vulnerable Wildlife and Habitats The Safari Collection recognises the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitats, which are the backbone of Kenya’s incredible natural wonders. Through their dedicated foundation, they support various conservation projects aimed at safeguarding vulnerable animal species. From giraffe conservation to

Emerging Trends in Luxury Travel

Personalisation, Sustainability, and Immersive Experiences Our events are not only a time and place for the world’s finest exhibitors and most sought-after buyers in luxury travel to come together and connect – they’re also about education and keeping up to date with the latest trends in the industry. At our Private Luxury events in Abu Dhabi last September and Dubai in January, we had the pleasure of speaking to some of our luxury buyers and getting first-hand insight into the trends that are evolving in the exciting world of luxury travel Let’s hear what the experts had to say. Nagsri Sashidhar – NAGSRI – CREATING SPECIAL MEMORIES We’re seeing that clients are opting more for boutique properties and intimate experiences. They don’t want to be just a number in a hotel – personalistion is very important to them. So boutique properties which have a soul, a real story to share are becoming increasingly popular. It’s all about immersion, and immersive experiences. So, again, it’s not just about ticking off boxes, seeing monuments, and coming back. It’s about getting immersed in the culture, in the cuisine, in the way of life of a local in the destination they’re traveling to. I

Luxury Travel Insights with Wilson Chen

DELUXETARGETS and Emerging Trends in the Industry Wilson Chen from DELUXETARGETS shares his insights into the luxury travel business, popular destinations for clients, emerging trends in luxury travel, standout products showcased at Private Luxury Dubai, and the value of networking opportunities at the event. Tell us about your business, how it started, and where you operate DELUXETARGETS is a prestigious Swiss luxury travel agency, founded by Mr. Guido Graf in 2001 in Teufen, Switzerland. We’re proud to be a Consortia Preferred Partner for Virtuoso, and a selection of luxury hotels. As Managing Director of Asia Pacific, I lead our efforts to cater to the elite in Chinese-speaking countries. On behalf of DELUXETARGETS, I pioneered the establishment of a regional office in Shanghai and orchestrated a network of remote luxury travel consultants in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Gold Coast, dedicating our expertise to serving the high-end clientele within the global Chinese-speaking community. At the heart of our success as a leading luxury travel service provider is our unparalleled team of travel consultants, whose expertise enables us to broaden our horizons across multiple travel sectors. Which destinations are most popular for your clients, and are there any new experiences they have

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