Articles tagged “cruise”

Travel Advisors Take New Route on Classic American Road Trips

Travel Advisors Take New Route on Classic American Road Trips

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The classic American road trip is being revamped for more affluent and sophisticated travelers. Improved accommodations and amenities are a far cry from what many clients may recall from childhood.

2 days ago

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry has historically benefitted from a consumer base that is broadly forgiving of its environmental missteps. But times are changing.

1 week ago

Skift Tech Forum: Carnival Builds a Connected Cruise Experience

Skift Tech Forum: Carnival Builds a Connected Cruise Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruising has lagged behind other sectors of travel when it comes to digitization and personalization. A new wave of technology, though, is creating a more seamless experience for cruisers around the world.

2 weeks ago

Navigating Cruise Sales Is Sink or Swim for Travel Advisors

Navigating Cruise Sales Is Sink or Swim for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With more cruise choices than ever before, there are plenty of opportunities for travel advisors to boost earnings from cruise sales. Doing so, however, means taking a proactive approach to education and customer service.

4 weeks ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We're a long way into the current economic cycle and despite the potential for a slowdown, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio sees plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

1 month ago

Deadline Extended: Enter the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Deadline Extended: Enter the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Rafat Ali, Skift

The early submission deadline for the 2019 Skift Design Awards has been extended to May 17. Claim your spot as an industry innovator now!

1 month ago

Travel Advisors Will Lobby Sometimes-Clueless Politicians

Travel Advisors Will Lobby Sometimes-Clueless Politicians

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Contributions to the American Society of Travel Advisors’ political action committee are up this year, indicating growing awareness of the value of political advocacy. Making politicians aware of the particular needs of travel agencies — something many have little understanding of — is crucial.

2 months ago

Travel Advisors With LGBTQ Clients Need to Know Local Norms

Travel Advisors With LGBTQ Clients Need to Know Local Norms

Maria Lenhart, Skift

LGBTQ consumers are a particularly well-traveled and high-spending business source for travel advisors. Serving them requires knowledge and sensitivity about their preferences, as well as the legal and cultural landscape in various destinations.

3 months ago

Luxury Yachts Are Changing the Galapagos One Cruise at a Time

Luxury Yachts Are Changing the Galapagos One Cruise at a Time

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

Are luxury yachts the solution to preventing overtourism in the Galapagos or are they part of the problem?

3 months ago

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

Dennis Schaal, Skift

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal have stirred up debate about the path toward a sustainable travel future. She's right on time — and hopefully not too late.

4 months ago

Skift Podcast: Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

Skift Podcast: Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear the reasons the travel industry could be in for a good year — or the factors that could steer 2019 off course.

4 months ago

Travel Advisors Put the Thrill Back Into Vacation Planning

Travel Advisors Put the Thrill Back Into Vacation Planning

Maria Lenhart, Skift

A growing number of travel advisors are offering mystery vacations, created by keeping trip details a secret from clients until the departure date. It puts the surprise element back in travel, which is something often lost these days, but the challenges for advisors are many.

4 months ago