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Luxury Family Travel News & Discoveries for 2015

My annual visit to the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) show in Cannes, France, last month was packed with amazing discoveries. Luxury Family Travel is going gangbusters as our favorite brands are adding new hotels with family-friendly rooms, as well as creative kids’ amenities and programs. I also learned about new boutique hoteliers who are catering to families. I…

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Hot Off The Press: 2014 Luxury Family Travel Trends

The theme for 2014 Luxury Family Travel was summarized beautifully by Maxime Braun of the Oetker Collection at last week’s International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) gathering in Cannes, the luxury travel industry’s most important annual meeting of the minds. “Kids are today’s clients, not the clients of tomorrow,” said Braun. Music to our ears at Ciao…

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What Does ‘New Luxury’ Mean for Families?

Chances are that you’ve already had a taste of ‘new luxury.’ Hoteliers are working hard to meet the increasingly complex needs of the 2013 traveler and for many brands this means a significant overhaul in their approach to the guest experience. What is new luxury anyway?

This very subject was the big topic at this year’s International Luxury Travel Market show in Cannes. Nicholas Coleridge, the President of Condé Nast International and Managing Director of Condé Nast Britain, gave a brilliant presentation defining ‘new luxury.’

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New Luxury for Families at Mandarin Oriental Paris

There’s no shortage of fine hotels in Paris so the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group had to craft their own version of luxury in the City of Lights. Mission accomplished. When the Mandarin Oriental Paris opened its doors in June 2011 with 99 rooms and 39 suites, a splendid new luxury hotel icon was born.

The “wow” starts the minute you walk into the Mandarin Oriental Paris’ light and art-filled lobby. Visually stunning at every turn, no expense was spared …


Dispatch from International Luxury Travel Market

It’s been a quiet editorial week on Ciao Bambino as I’ve been the dedicated family travel media representative in Cannes at International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM). This is the travel industry’s best luxury event where global brands roll out all they have in store for the upcoming year.

The exciting news is that families were a huge topic of discussion for practically every luxury travel company. New luxury is being defined as 100% individual travel experiences …


ILTM Update: Luxury Family Travel Trends

I just got back from a whirlwind week at the annual International Luxury Travel Market show in Cannes, France. This invite-only event for the luxury travel community brings exhibitors (hotels, destinations, service providers) together with buyers (tour operators and travel agencies) to dialog share the latest and greatest trends and offerings in luxury travel.

I attended ILTM as media to cover our beloved space, Family Travel. I’m thrilled to report that the luxury travel community absolutely has families on their mind.