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Leaders in Luxury

Leaders in Luxury will introduce some of the visionaries with a knack for anticipating the needs and wants of today’s elite travelers.

Bugatti Forms Long-Term Bond with Jacob & Co.

By Elite Traveler

When Bugatti approached Jacob & Co. to form a watch collaboration, founder Jacob Arabo was thrilled. Not only was it a special year for Bugatti (110-year anniversary), but he was a huge fan of the supercar brand. “Bugatti is by far my favorite car company,” declares Mr. Arabo. “When I look at a Bugatti Chiron sports car, the perfectly refined […]

Luxury Gold CEO Ulla Hefel Bohler On Unique Travel

By Emma Reynolds

Luxury Gold is a global travel company that aims to ‘bring back the Golden Era of travel’ by providing travelers only the best of the best experiences. The company hosts trips in Europe and Britain, Africa, India, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, USA and Canada and Latin America. Through group and individualized tours, Luxury Gold brings guests to the best […]

Praveen Moman, CEO of Volcanoes Safaris, Talks Conservation Tourism

By Emma Reynolds

Praveen Moman, founder of Volcanoes Safaris, is a champion of tourism with a purpose. Moman and his family came from Asia to East Africa in the 1960s and Moman grew up in Uganda. In the 1970s, his family was forced to leave Africa and move to the UK. He led a career in politics, working for the European Parliament and […]

Horst Schulze, Co-Founder of The Ritz-Carlton, On Maintaining Excellence

By Emma Reynolds

Growing up in a small town in Germany near the Moselle region, Horst Schulze always knew he wanted to work in hospitality. Known best as co-founder and president of The Ritz-Carlton (he helped open the flagship Atlanta property in 1983), he has dedicated his entire life to the luxury hotel space and made it his mission to change the way […]

Anthony Tivnan on the Past 10 Years of Private Aviation

By Elite Traveler

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Magellan Jets’ co-founder and CEO examines the trends that the private jet market has experienced over the past decade, and looks to the future as the […]

Thomas Flohr on Breaking the Rules

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Rejecting private aviation’s patchwork network of fractional ownership programs and charters,Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet, didn’t initially set out to create a $2.5b global […]

Roberta Naas on Independent Watch Brands

By Roberta Naas

Over the centuries, the watch industry has often been called a carriage trade, with many independent watch brands working together to create luxury watches. However, as they grew into fully integrated manufacturers and became icons, large conglomerates began snapping them up. Today, three top luxury groups — Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), Richemont and Swatch Group — own more than […]

Mod Sélection’s Brent Hocking on Launching Mod Sélection Champagne

By Emma Reynolds

Wine and spirits aficionado, Brent Hocking, got his name in the industry when he left the financial world in pursuit of a career in spirits. In 2006, he founded DeLeón Tequila (later selling the brand to Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs) and Virginia Black Whiskey with rapper Drake in 2016. This year, he launched his first-ever champagne: Mod Sélection Réserve […]

Henry Cookson on Creating Lasting Memories

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Henry Cookson, founder of Cookson Adventures, is a dedicated adventurer and holder of a Guinness World Record for the first expedition on foot to the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility. Here, he tells us his remarkable story. I guess it all began with my own inquisitive nature. After leaving school, […]

Celebrating Women in Luxury for International Women’s Day

By Lauren Hill

As International Women’s Day comes around this month, we take a look at some of the most inspiring women in luxury we’ve interviewed for Elite Traveler and the impact they’ve had on their sphere of the luxury world. Margareth Henriquez of Krug After becoming CEO and president of Krug Champagne, Margareth Henriquez set about differentiating the legendary brand through the […]