Where to travel in 2019: 15 places to go!

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Where to travel in 2019: 15 places to go! |Hey Nadine

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: How to Tap Into the Multicultural Travel Market

ubacher49 / Flickr

Tourists at a mural in the Winwood section of Miami. Asian and Hispanic travelers are potentially a huge market for travel sellers. ubacher49 / Flickr

Skift Take: Travel advisors need to be tech-savvy and sensitive to the needs of ethnic travelers, who tend to travel with extended family, some of whom may not be fluent in English.

— Maria Lenhart

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Hispanic and Asian Travelers Can Play to Travel Advisor Strengths

Visit Philly

Philadelphia’s food trucks, including Latin favorite Delicias, serve up a diverse and impressive range of on-the-fly cuisine. Visit Philly had a campaign to attract Hispanic travelers, which could be a lucrative market for travel advisors, as well. Visit Philly

Skift Take: Travel Advisors seeking to grow their clientele can’t afford to ignore the growing diversity of U.S. travelers. In particular, Hispanic and Asian communities are increasingly wielding considerable economic impact.

— Maria Lenhart

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Signature Travel Network Bootcamp Emphasizes Agent Earnings, Not Airport Codes

Legacy Travel

Sara Killian, a travel advisor with Legacy Travel of Plano, Texas, is pictured at the Huatulco development in Mexico. Killian took part in Signature Travel Networks agent training bootcamp.
Legacy Travel

Skift Take: The move by Signature Travel Network to attempt to attract new and diverse talent to the travel advisor profession is a strong one at a time where there is a common perception that the field lacks a bright future. This program could bolster a trend.

— Paul Biasco

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Marriott Data Breach Update and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week


Marriott’s app on iOS allows check-in and mobile keys, depending on properties. The company said its recent data breach wasn’t quite as bad as originally thought. Skift

Skift Take: This week in hospitality, Marriott said its massive data breach wasn’t quite as bad as originally thought. Then, we have a long read on how hotels are navigating the rocky road of incorporating homesharing into their businesses.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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Here’s How the U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Aviation

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines needs FAA inspectors to give final approval so it can add new Airbus A220s. Delta is supposed to begin flying passengers on them at the end of the month. Delta Air Lines

Skift Take: U.S. airlines take safety seriously, and their aircraft will remain safe whether or not FAA inspectors are working. But the aviation industry would operate much more efficiently if the government got back to work.

— Brian Sumers

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United CEO Wants More Business Class Seats in Jets Flying Transatlantic

United Airlines

United soon will introduce a new subfleet with more business class seats than usual. Pictured is a Polaris business class seat. United Airlines

Skift Take: Today, United’s rationale makes sense. Premium demand in many markets is robust, and United could probably make more money with more seats to sell. But what happens if business class demand drops at some point?

— Brian Sumers

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Lufthansa Overtakes Air France as Europe’s Largest Airline After 14 Years

Alex Kraus / Bloomberg

Shown here is a logo presentation party at Lufthansa’s A380 hangar at Frankfurt Airport, featuring a Boeing 747-800. Lufthansa has overtaken Air France-KLM to become Europe’s biggest airline group. Germany has triumphed over the French and Dutch flag-carriers.
Alex Kraus / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Lufthansa last year beat Air France-KLM in passenger traffic. The German carrier partly achieved this after making the strategically brilliant move of assuming parts of troubled Air Berlin. But both European giants must constantly watch out for rising unit costs and falling unit revenues.

— Sean O’Neill

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