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Travel Advisors Point to Emerging Trends in U.S. Domestic Tourism

Travel Advisors Point to Emerging Trends in U.S. Domestic Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While the growth of international visitation to the U.S. is slowing, travel advisors see rising interest among Americans in exploring their own country, often in new ways. Cultural itineraries exploring everything from civil rights history to regional culinary specialties are on the agenda.

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Travel Advisors See U.S. Domestic Tourism Evolving Amid Inbound Woes

Travel Advisors See U.S. Domestic Tourism Evolving Amid Inbound Woes

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Domestic leisure travel among Americans appears to be getting stronger, helping to offset declining growth in international visitors to the U.S. It's also growing in new directions, with glamping and cultural tours especially popular.

1 month ago

Carnival Cruise Line’s Outreach to Travel Advisors Shores Up Rocky Relationship

Carnival Cruise Line’s Outreach to Travel Advisors Shores Up Rocky Relationship

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Carnival Cruise Line has not always had the best relationship with travel advisors, but it has taken steps to turn that around. Its new campaign to promote the value of advisors should be especially effective.

1 month ago

Host Agency Nexion Recruits Military Veterans as Travel Advisors

Host Agency Nexion Recruits Military Veterans as Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

An enterprising program that provides free training for military vets who want to start new careers as travel advisors is an innovative way to bring new talent into the industry. After a year in operation, it's starting to yield results.

1 month ago

Military Veterans Launch New Careers as Travel Advisors

Military Veterans Launch New Careers as Travel Advisors

Paul Biasco, Skift

A travel advisor host agency is finding success with a scholarship program for military veterans geared toward utilizing their unique skill sets. It has the potential to be a win-win for both the agency and the veterans who have made the transition into new careers.

1 month ago

Interest in Iran Tours Rising Globally Despite Americans’ Fears

Interest in Iran Tours Rising Globally Despite Americans’ Fears

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With tensions between the U.S. and Iranian governments escalating, tour operators report that some Americans are rethinking their travel plans. However travelers from other countries are undeterred, and interest in Iran continues to grow.

1 month ago

Travel Advisors Book Sri Lanka Again Thanks to Downgraded Warnings

Travel Advisors Book Sri Lanka Again Thanks to Downgraded Warnings

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Tourism to Sri Lanka was riding high until the Easter massacre all but shut it down. Now that foreign governments are scaling back their travel warnings, some travel advisors are again pushing the destination, hoping that tourism will help get the country back on its feet.

1 month ago

Brand USA Faces Uncertain Future Despite Weakening Inbound Travel

Brand USA Faces Uncertain Future Despite Weakening Inbound Travel

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Brand USA, the country's official tourism marketing arm, could go under if Congress doesn't act to secure its funding. The recent decline in international visitors to the U.S. would only get worse if marketing support is eliminated.

2 months ago

Travel Advisors Ready to Take One Big Step Into Space Tourism

Travel Advisors Ready to Take One Big Step Into Space Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

After many years of setbacks and anticipation, Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights are expected to launch at last. Is a whole new era of space tourism, with rewards for travel advisors, about to take off, as well?

2 months ago

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights expected to begin at long last, space tourism could soon take off as a niche for travel advisors. Those already involved caution that it takes patience, training, and commitment.

2 months ago

Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism

Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Travel Leaders is one of the first travel giants to turn overtourism into an opportunity. It's teaming up with industry partners and academia to raise awareness, seek solutions, and push for sustainable business practices.

2 months ago

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 months ago