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Pictured is the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. Younger travelers are turning to travel agents for trip-planning. Minor HotelsSkift Take: The experiential travel that millennials and other younger people crave may be best provided by professionals, not booking tools. — Maria LenhartRead the Complete Story On Skift
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
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
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