Who Loves Travel Advisors the Most? It’s Millennials, Not Boomers

A survey of travelers found that it's millennials — not baby boomers — who are more likely to lean on travel advisors when trip planning. Julián Gentilezza / UnsplashSkift Take: Emerging destinations and changes in travel styles are fueling a need for human interaction in the travel planning process among younger generations. Companies would be wise not to neglect the human element instead of betting the bank on booking and personalization technology alone. — Paul BiascoRead the Complete Story On Skift

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How Cruises Will Drive Even More of Travel Advisor Sales

Royal Caribbean ships are shown in Cozumel. Woody Hibbard / FlickrSkift Take: World Travel Holdings has emerged as a powerhouse, particularly in the cruise sector. While strengthening its presence in other sectors, the company's top executives say that cruises will only get stronger as a revenue source for travel advisors. — Maria LenhartRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Rest Easy, Travel Advisors — Cruises Are Recession Resistant: World Travel Holdings Co-CEO

Jeff Tolkin, co-chairman and CEO of World Travel Holdings, asserts that cruises will gain momentum as a revenue source for travel advisors over the next decade. Shown here is Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas in Las Palmas. El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía / FlickrSkift Take: Executives at World Travel Holdings, a major cruise distributor, are confident that cruises will only grow in importance to travel advisors, pointing to consumer trends and changing demographics. Given the value cruises provide, the executives also believe they are the most recession-proof form of travel. — Maria LenhartRead the Complete Story On Skift

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