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92pc of affluent consumers made online purchase in Q4 of 2013: report

April 17, 2014

Affluent consumers were 73 percent more likely than non-affluent consumers to make a purchase on luxury brand retail Web sites during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a new index by Martini Media.

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Brands begin to register .luxury domain names

April 16, 2014

The generic top-level domain name .luxury is now available for sale to the general public, giving brands the opportunity to further define their status online.

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Indagare enhances one-off travel via curated editorial content

April 16, 2014

High-end travel agency Indagare is unveiling a new Web site, now in its beta soft launch, to better serve its members looking to plan, customize and book trips to worldwide destinations.

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46pc of affluent households have taken a cruise in past 10 years: report

April 15, 2014

The intent among affluent consumers to purchase a cruise during the next 12 months is rising, according to a report by the American Affluence Research Center.

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Four Seasons Maui takes to the waves, courts this winter

April 14, 2014

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, HI, is renovating its fall and winter attractions with new programs and camps to appeal to the athletically-inclined.

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Net-A-Porter links with boutique hotel for personal shopping service

April 11, 2014

Online retailer Net-A-Porter has partnered with new midtown Manhattan boutique hotel WestHouse to provide guests with bespoke shopping services.

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Ritz-Carlton adopts Tumblr to tell Reserve tales

April 11, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton is providing guests with a deeper meditation on its Reserve properties with a dedicated Tumblr that revolves around long-form storytelling.

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Waldorf guests benefit from Hilton Worldwide TV revamp

April 10, 2014

Hilton Worldwide is updating its television service across the United States with a broader deal with DirectTV that greatly enhances content options.

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Starwood pushes for final shark fin ban in response to population crisis

April 9, 2014

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is banning shark fins at all affiliate properties to join the cadre of establishments taking a stand against the depletion of marine life.

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Mandarin Oriental looks for guest hot spots with Sina Weibo contest

April 9, 2014

Mandarin Oriental is hosting a month-long photo competition through May 7 on the popular Chinese microblog site, Sina Weibo, to boost guest engagement throughout the region.

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