Articles tagged “cruise”

When Travelers Are Willing to Pay for Silence — New Luxury

When Travelers Are Willing to Pay for Silence — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The new luxury is very different from the old luxury. Travelers want a more authentic experience, and increasingly that is taking them back to nature.

4 days ago

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Key economic indicators point to a solid 2018 for travel and tourism as long as federal policy changes don't get in the way.

5 days ago

Collapse of Monarch Air Costs Baby Boomer Specialist Saga $2.7 Million

Collapse of Monarch Air Costs Baby Boomer Specialist Saga $2.7 Million

Joe Easton, Bloomberg

Saga’s woes seem to be a direct result of Monarch’s collapse rather than a Brexit wobble. Having reaped plenty of financial rewards over the years, it seems baby boomers are still looking to splash their cash on vacations.

1 week ago

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

2 weeks ago

NCL Boss Predicts New Cuba Rules Are Good for Cruise Lines

NCL Boss Predicts New Cuba Rules Are Good for Cruise Lines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Could cruise lines actually benefit from stricter regulations on American travel to Cuba? Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio thinks so — and with even more cruises scheduled to the island next year, he'll find out if he's right.

1 month ago

Venice Decides to Re-Route Big Cruise Ships to Blunt Environmental Impact

Venice Decides to Re-Route Big Cruise Ships to Blunt Environmental Impact

Associated Press

Critics say that even this step to block big cruise ships from sailing past St. Mark's Square in Venice doesn't adequately address the pollution issue since the vessels would still enter the Venice lagoon. This is yet another example of destinations coming to grip with overtourism issues without finding easy answers.

1 month ago

China Wants Cruising to Grow But Also Wants More Control

China Wants Cruising to Grow But Also Wants More Control

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Cruise executives have said they are optimistic about the future of cruising in China in part because the government has made the growth of the industry there a priority. Are those priorities evolving?

2 months ago

Croatia Wants to Lure Bigger Spenders to Help Curb Overtourism

Croatia Wants to Lure Bigger Spenders to Help Curb Overtourism

Jasmina Kuzmanovic, Bloomberg

More destinations are realizing that while it's nice to see plenty of tourists enjoying the sites, their bottom lines really boil down to how much those people are spending rather than how many are hitting the streets.

4 months ago

UK Cruise Agency Buys German Rival to Create ‘European Leader’

UK Cruise Agency Buys German Rival to Create ‘European Leader’

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Cruise.co's mix of reviews and vacations has helped fuel its rise. Its private equity owners obviously want it to get even bigger and to do so it needs to buy up the competition.

5 months ago

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Here's the lowdown in a FAQ on what the new U.S. policy toward Cuba means for travel companies and travelers alike.

6 months ago

Royal Caribbean Had the Most Highly Compensated Cruise CEO of 2016

Royal Caribbean Had the Most Highly Compensated Cruise CEO of 2016

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Passengers may not care much what executives at cruise companies earn, but it's instructive to realize what goals those CEOs are driven to reach.

6 months ago

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Higher-than-expected cruise passenger counts are good news for an industry that saw much slower growth just a few years ago. A lack of high-profile disasters has been helpful, and cruise lines are getting better at promoting themselves and expanding into new markets.

7 months ago