This week contributing editor Greg Oates takes the time to look into the most recent trends in luxury travel in an attempt to make sense of where the market and the consumers are heading. In the process he comes away with six insights that we think point the way forward for the sector and for our coverage of it in the coming months.
At the core of this is the concept of fulfillment. As Oates writes: "Fulfillment, though, speaks to our innermost motivations, and our awareness and alignment of our inner and exterior contexts. It speaks to who we are, or more accurately, who we want to be." It's a big step up from buying something expensive and flashy, as well as an evolution of experience into something even more interesting.