Affluence Is Fueling Demand for Advisors to Plan Milestone Group Travel

Relais & Chateaux

Relais & Chateaux 60th Anniversary Guest Chef Dinner Launch at Consulate General of France on October 1, 2014, in New York City. Travel advisors are increasingly booking groups for milestone celebrations. Relais & Chateaux

Skift Take: The trend for groups of family and friends to celebrate birthdays and other milestones with travel is growing in scope. It’s a likely niche for many travel advisors to pursue.

— Maria Lenhart

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Half a Billion New International Trips in Next Decade: Skift Research Forecast

Shimin Gu  / Airliners.net via Wikimedia Commons

A China Eastern Airlines flight takes off at Beijing Capital International Airport, the largest airport in China and second largest in the world. China is expected to create a significant amount of new international travelers over the next decade. Shimin Gu / Airliners.net via Wikimedia Commons

Skift Take: With 500 million additional new international trips expected over the next decade, it’s unlikely that the average traveler in 2029 will look like the traveler of today.

— Seth Borko

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