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Luxury's hottest growth market: The US - CNBC.com

Luxury's hottest growth market: The US - CNBC.com | Luxury Travel | Scoop.it
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Luxury's hottest growth market: The US
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They still are—but a much more distant future. When it comes to current growth, the global hot spot for high-priced luxury sales is the U.S..
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How Luxury Hotels Mine Social Media in the Name of Comfort

How Luxury Hotels Mine Social Media in the Name of Comfort | Luxury Travel | Scoop.it

Fresh-cut flowers. Bathrooms as large as Roman temples. Curtains that make a room darker than an Ottoman prison. These are some of the ways first-rate hotels pamper their plutocrats.

But woe to the five-star property that ignores social media: The public pillorying is too great a risk. If a customer on TripAdvisor says her room is too cold, a hotel manager had better jump on that complaint with Jeeves-like dispatch.

Hoping to mine Twitter and Facebook, leading companies like Toronto-based Four Seasons retain analysts who both scour the Internet for real-time feedback and, in an effort to provide that oh-so-personal touch, glean information about their upcoming guests.


Via Roland Schegg
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Why is Apple hiring luxury fashion execs? It wants to be a lifestyle brand - GigaOM

Why is Apple hiring luxury fashion execs? It wants to be a lifestyle brand - GigaOM | Luxury Travel | Scoop.it
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Why is Apple hiring luxury fashion execs? It wants to be a lifestyle brand
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Ahrendts is the second luxury-industry chief to join Apple this year.
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