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Luxury tourism is booming

Worldwide open more and more luxury hotels. At the same time the target group of those looking for individual and exclusive vacation experiences is growing.

Worldwide open more and more luxury hotels. At the same time the target group of those looking for individual and exclusive vacation experiences is growing. The former niche of the luxury tourism market has become a serious market. Above all, the German-speaking market shows to be particularly important for premium suppliers from Europe and abroad, because here are not only frequent travelers but also frequent traveler with a high average net income. According to the World Wealth Report 2016 the number of millionaires in Germany increased by 5.1 percent to 1.198.700 in 2015. In addition to the United States, Japan and China, Germany is one of the four countries with the most millionaires in the world and is also experiencing above-average growth on a global scale.

To bring international luxury supplier from the tourism industry together with the appropriate clientele in the German speaking markets, three years ago, the first luxury fair for tourism came to life under the name of “loop – luxury on our planet” in Frankfurt/Germany. The B2B exhibition provides a perfect platform for Supplier and Buyer to establish their businesses on an international stage. The focus is on exceptional boutique hotels as well as travel agents and promoters, specializing in luxury sales. Find out more at The next loop will take place from March, 26th-29th, 2017 in Frankfurt.

Among the 100 exhibitors in the coming year are the renowned properties Danai Beach Resort & Villas in Greece, Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa in Màlaga, Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldive as well as the hotel group Soneva – famous for their Barefoot Luxury.

The Danai Beach Resort & Villas, a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” is surrounded by verdant pine trees, white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters and is located in Halkidiki, Northern Greece. The hotel offers to the guests a choice of 62 deluxe suites and villas (some suites and all the villas have a private pool on the terrace), each one unique in style and decoration. It has 3 a la carte restaurants with Greek, Mediterranean and French gastronomic cuisine, all of them with great sea views, a seaside bar, a boutique, a jewelry shop and a newsstand. Leisure facilities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a fitness room, a tennis court, water sports and a Wellness & Spa that offers a variety of facial and body treatments, sauna and steam baths. Golf and scuba diving can be arranged nearby. Various theme nights are organized by the hotel as well tours to wineries, boat cruises along the cost of Mount Athos and excursions to famous archaeological sites. The Danai Beach Resort & Villas is in a 50-minute-driving distance from the International Airport of Thessaloniki (SKG).

Set in the rolling hills of southern Spain between Marbella and Sotogrande, Finca Cortesin is flanked by the Casares Mountains with sweeping views of the Mediterranean. A spectacular independent hotel, golf and spa destination with a Moorish and Castilian bent and a decidedly contemporary flair, Finca Cortesin isn’t just another luxury golf course resort – instead, this southern Europe 67-room destination is glamorous, yet accessible, lavish, yet welcoming. The hotel’s fresh but grand design is inspired by traditional Andalucian architecture and gives every area a big, bright and luxuriously spacious feel that is so rare in Europe. Outside, design features include white walls, shady arcades and courtyards. Beautiful features include antique terracotta floors and old wooden doors which have been salvaged from European castles and restored.

Established in 1876 by Eduard Sacher, son of the creator of the famous Original Sacher-Torte, the privately owned and run 5-star deluxe Hotel Sacher Wien enchants its guests with an impeccably elegant ambiance and gracious hospitality. The location is enviable, in the cultural heart of Vienna, moments away from the city’s most impressive sights. The ultimate standards of service, exclusive “Time to Chocolate” amenities, precious antiques, original art work, elegant carpets and mulberry silk wallpaper in each of the 149 completely renovated rooms & suites will make you feel at home. The suites on the top floor offer magnificent private terraces, with stunning views of Vienna. Award-winning restaurants and the Sacher Boutique Spa complete the offer and guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Located a short 20-minute ride from Malé, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers subtle luxury and genuine heartfelt service, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or an exotic destination for your family. The 89 villas and suites each feature their own private pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private villas are available with one or two bedrooms making them the ideal accommodation for both families and couples. Facilities include a 5 star PADI dive centre, Talise Spa & Fitness, and one of the largest kid’s clubs in the Maldives, the Kuda Koli Kid’s Klub. Home to one of the healthiest House-Reefs in the South Malé Atoll, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers numerous diving and snorkeling opportunities. The more adventurous can explore five wreck dive sites near-by. The resort also offers tours along its housereef by semi-submarine. Gourmets will be delighted by the four exquisite restaurants, from inspired Indian cuisine at Swarna, to overwater elegance at Fenesse, the all-day dining Samsara or the beach-side MU Beach Bar & Grill.

Soneva is a world leading award-winning sustainable luxury resort operator that owns and manages Soneva Fushi in the Maldives (1995) and Soneva Kiri in Thailand (2010). Soneva in Aqua, an ultra luxurious yacht offering an experiential travel experience, was launched in the Maldives in 2015. Soneva Jani is set to be open in Noonu Atoll by October 2016.

The company is committed to leading the hospitality industry in environmentally responsible tourism. Annual environmental performance improvements are in place with the ultimate goal of decarbonising completely.