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Hotels

IHG CEO Warns Against Hotel Brand Bloat

InterContinental Hotels Group has bought or created a slew of brands in recent years. But CEO Keith Barr insists it's not a step to take lightly.

IHG CEO Warns Against Hotel Brand Bloat

Tourism

Why Tourism Marketing Is Such a Political Issue in the U.S.

Publicly funded destination marketing organizations are increasingly finding their mission questioned — and budgets threatened. Is it time for a reinvention?

Why Tourism Marketing Is Such a Political Issue in the U.S.

Cruises

Alaska Braces for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Cruise operators go where they see demand, and Alaska has been a hot market for a while now. Will the introduction of more and bigger ships change that dynamic?

Alaska Braces for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Cruises

Skift Forum Europe: Silversea CEO on the Evolution of Luxury Cruising

Luxury travelers are demanding new experiences, and cruise lines that cater to the market are trying to deliver. Roberto Martinoli will speak about that shift and more at Skift Forum Europe later this month.

Skift Forum Europe: Silversea CEO on the Evolution of Luxury Cruising

Cruises

Cruise Trade Group Launches Campaign to Personalize the Industry

It makes sense to try to elevate the voices of people who benefit from the cruise industry, especially if they aren’t directly employed by cruise lines. But this is still a public relations push and should be taken with the appropriate grain of salt.

Cruise Trade Group Launches Campaign to Personalize the Industry

Cruises

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

It was refreshing to hear some honest talk about parts of the cruise industry where there is room for improvement. More, please.

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Cruises

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

The cruise industry is having a good run. But why not talk frankly about challenges and address them with meaningful solutions?

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Tourism

Visit Florida’s Future Is Up in the Air (Again)

Destination marketing money is again a political football in Florida, a state that 126 million people visited last year. As governments around the country examine their stance on publicly funded self-promotion, will the Sunshine State stay the course?

Visit Florida’s Future Is Up in the Air (Again)

Cruises

Costa Cruises’ New China-Bound Ship Is Afloat With Luxury Retail

Costa is going all out to make sure passengers in China have the right shopping opportunities on its new ship. Will high-end onboard retail make the market more lucrative for the operator?

Costa Cruises’ New China-Bound Ship Is Afloat With Luxury Retail

Tourism

Record 93 Million U.S. Citizens Traveled Outside the Country in 2018

Americans are increasingly eager to explore the world — and able to afford the journey — which is good news for the global travel industry.

Record 93 Million U.S. Citizens Traveled Outside the Country in 2018