Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger and 2 Other Tourism Trends This Week

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Rendering of Leonardo, a new ship on order for Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian Cruise Line

Skift Take: This week in tourism, Norwegian Cruise Line has an impressive start to the year, and a new report points to some worrying U.S. travel numbers. Plus, the CEO of one of the world’s largest private travel companies shares his roadmap to curb the abundance of single-use plastics.

— Isaac Carey

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WeChat Mini Program Launches at World’s Tallest Building in Dubai

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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, April 2018. Christopher Pike / Bloomberg

Skift Take: As Chinese outbound travel continues to rise, this high-spending segment is increasingly appealing to destinations worldwide. Deploying WeChat, China’s number-one super app, may be key for travel brands and destinations looking to unlock this market.

— Faye Chiu

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