Disney Expects Wealthy Adults to Spend Big on New Star Wars Park

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Concept art for the new Star Wars-themed park at Disneyland in California. Disney Parks/Lucasfilm via AP

Skift Take: Disney wants the affluent adults who grew up playing with Darth Vader action figures in the 70s and 80s to fill the coffers at its new Galaxy’s Edge park. The geeks of yesterday are the cash cow of tomorrow.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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Can Leisure Advisors Crack the Incentive Travel Market?

Hotel Des Indes

Even relatively small agencies can organize incentive travel to luxury destinations. Pictured is Hotel Des Indes, a Luxury Collection Hotel, The Hague, the Netherlands. Hotel Des Indes

Skift Take: For leisure travel advisors, especially those already accustomed to providing concierge-style services, expanding into incentive travel could be a realistic goal. With help from outsourcing services, even small agencies can handle the complexities involved.

— Maria Lenhart

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Marriott Executive Takes on New Challenge of Growing Design Hotels Brand

Design Hotels

King-size bedroom at Tsingpu Tulou Retreat in the Fujian Province of southeastern China, a popular boutique hotel in Design Hotels portfolio. Design Hotels

Skift Take: While Design Hotels is not solely dependent on its loyalty agreement with Marriott to bolster its brand, our bet is that growing the number of hoteliers leveraging the partnership will help substantially.

— Danni Santana

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The Anti-Flying Movement Is Slowly Starting to Hurt European Airlines

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The silhouette of an aircraft. In the Nordics an anti-flying movement is growing. George Tan / Flickr

Skift Take: A lot of people feel guilty about flying, but the number prepared to give it up is still pretty small. That’s not to say it can’t grow, especially as climate change becomes more of a priority. Should we all have the right to cheap flights, even if they are helping to destroy the planet?

— Patrick Whyte

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