Travel Advisors Work in Mysterious Ways to Put Discovery Into Vacations

Jubel

The team at Mexico City-based Jubel, which specializes in Mystery Travel. CEO Jose Pablo Toscano is second from right. Jubel

Skift Take: The allure of a mystery vacation is growing for some travelers as the world continues to shrink thanks to an overwhelming flood of photos and videos in social media about the world’s great destinations. We see this sector as one set to continue its growth in coming years.

— Paul Biasco

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Legacy Airlines Look to Asia for Travel Technology Innovations

From left, Lufthansa Group’s vice president sales Asia-Pacific Alain Chisari, Lufthansa Innovation Hub’s managing director Gleb Tritus and Lufthansa Group’s vice president of digital strategy Christian Langer, launching the hub in Singapore. Photo credit: Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Skift Take: Traditional airlines don’t ever want to be caught unprepared again, as they were when low-cost carriers disrupted their gig. And Asia is where they look to for a head start on travel tech innovations. Never see legacies as geriatric ever again.

— Raini Hamdi

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Travel Megatrends 2019: Undertourism Is the New Overtourism

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As undertourism enters the industry’s collective consciousness, offbeat destinations or those with new stories to tell are marketing immersive experiences over Instagram-worthy photo ops and mass touring.
Bett Norris / Skift

Skift Take: Skift has covered every angle of the overtourism debate for the past three years and the more we’ve reported on destinations at capacity, the more we’ve realized those places are outnumbered by many others that understand tourism is about quality rather than quantity.

— Dan Peltier

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