Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

The quarantine of the Diamond Princess is among factors driving cruise cancellations and postponements. Princess CruisesSkift Take: The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the cruise industry, with travel advisors caught in the middle as they deal with cancellations and questions from worried clients that are difficult to answer. Among the most troublesome aspects is the uncertainty of how long the crisis will last and how much worse it may get. — Maria LenhartRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Millennial Parent Travelers Set Themselves Apart From Peers Without Kids: Skift Research

Most millennials today are parents, and they're changing family travel. A young dad plays with his son on the beach. Pixaby / PexelsSkift Take: Millennial parents have a lot in common with their generational peers without kids, but they also have some unique travel preferences and values. Their impact on the family travel segment is just beginning. — Meghan CartyRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus

The quarantine of the Diamond Princess, pictured in Yokohama, Japan, is among the many factors putting a damper on cruise bookings. Princess CruisesSkift Take: The coronavirus is dealing a blow to travel in general, but ship quarantines and other factors may be making cruise especially vulnerable. Travel advisors are scurrying to chart the best way forward for their worried clients. — Maria LenhartRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Finnair Considering Layoffs to Deal With Coronavirus Downturn

A Finnair jet. The airline considering temporary layoffs. Phil Noble / ReutersSkift Take: Finnair's latest response to the outbreak shows how quickly things can change and how difficult it is for a company to quantify the impact of a fast-changing external event. Only a month ago, the CEO was saying that coronavirus would have a "relatively limited" impact on the airline. — Patrick WhyteRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Travel Megatrends 2020: The Rise of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights Is Changing the Way We Travel

More airlines are launching ultra-long-haul flights, making it easier for travelers to fly nonstop between large cities. SkiftSkift Take: Connecting to the ends of the Earth with nonstop flights is an increasingly attractive prospect for flyers. The growing popularity of nearly day-long flights, however, is set to disrupt the economics of the airline business. Adapting will be crucial as demand from the travel industry grows. — Brian SumersRead the Complete Story On Skift

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