Travel Advisor Innovation Report

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How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

Cruise lines were set to have a banner year in 2020, but coronavirus and resultant ship quarantines are putting that in doubt. No one knows what the long-term impact will be.

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

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Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

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.

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

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Take Your Family Around the World? Travel Advisors Show the Way

Extended around-the-world travel is no longer just for the superrich or the unencumbered. It's now within reach of middle-class families. Travel advisors are showing how it can be done.

Take Your Family Around the World? Travel Advisors Show the Way

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Cruise Lines Ramp Up Investment in Private Island Experiences

Cruise ship private island experiences in the Caribbean are taking off in new directions. With everything from ecotourism and wellness to theme park activities, passengers can do a whole lot more than lie on the beach.

Cruise Lines Ramp Up Investment in Private Island Experiences

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Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test

Confusion and fears surrounding the coronavirus are putting travelers on edge and travel advisors in a difficult spot. Travel advisors can present the facts but should not try to influence cancellation decisions.

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Travel Agency Expansion Heats Up in the Face of Staffing Challenges

Strong sales are giving travel agencies the means to expand, but they face challenges in finding experienced travel advisors. As a way around this, some are looking to acquire existing agencies or attract more independents to their host operations.

Travel Agency Expansion Heats Up in the Face of Staffing Challenges

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‘Wave Season’ 2020 Brings More Questions From Cruisers on Environment

This year's wave season isn't business as usual for travel advisors. Cruisers are showing a preference for remote destinations, and they are tracking cruise lines' sustainability records like never before.

‘Wave Season’ 2020 Brings More Questions From Cruisers on Environment

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‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

More grandparents are viewing traveling with grandkids as a way to get some much-needed bonding time. This skip-gen trend is creating an important market for travel advisors, but there are things to know in order to handle it right.

‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

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Can Travel Advisors Help Hawaii Deal With Its Tourism Issues?

The many travel advisors who sell Hawaii certainly have a part to play in contributing to Hawaii's sustainable future.

Can Travel Advisors Help Hawaii Deal With Its Tourism Issues?

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Travel Advisors Face Challenges as Food Tourism Matures

The appetite for culinary tourism is growing, sparking demand for experiences beyond cooking classes and dining in Michelin-starred restaurants. Travel advisors and tour operators need to seek out new and inventive ways to satisfy what clients crave.