Comparing Millennial and Gen Z Traveler Trends 2019: New Skift Research

Skift Take: Millennials have already been in the travel industry’s spotlight for years, yet they still remain somewhat of a mystery. As they continue to gain spending power, their successor generation, Gen Z, is hot on their heels. Thinking about these generational cohorts as a global collective however, risks painting the picture with too broad a brush.

— Meghan Carty

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Travel Advisors See Little Backlash From Carnival’s Pollution Fine

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Costa Fortuna in a panoramic view in Nagasaki port in Japan. Expedition cruisers are generally more attuned to sustainability issues than other cruisers, according to some travel advisors. Carnival Corporation

Skift Take: There hasn’t been much backlash after Carnival Corp. copped a guilty plea and a $20 million fine for polluting the ocean, but some smaller cruise operators are pushing their green credentials in the hope of differentiating themselves.

— Allan Leibowitz

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Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

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Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Slamet Riyadi / Associated Press

Skift Take: Bali is on many a traveler’s bucket list, but centering a nation’s entire tourism economy around a single destination is rarely a sustainable strategy. That’s why Indonesia President Joko Widodo’s new tourism plan sounds like a prudent one.

— Rosie Spinks

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Why Europe’s Short-Haul Aviation Market Is in Flux

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Aircraft at London Luton Airport. Europe’s short-haul market faces a number of challenges. London Luton Airport

Skift Take: Too many airlines fighting over what is essentially a single market has been a familiar complaint within the European airline industry over the last few years. The legacy airlines, in particular, are still working out how best to compete.

— Patrick Whyte

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United Airlines Now Tells Pilots No Drinking for 12 Hours Before Shift Starts

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No matter where they go, United Airlines pilots will need to follow new guidelines for drinking alcohol. Pictured is a United Boeing 777 in Beijing. byeangel / Flickr

Skift Take: United’s change is a sensible move. People should feel more comfortable knowing United’s pilots must take their final drink 12 hours prior to reporting for duty, rather than eight. That said, some pilots may still make mistakes.

— Brian Sumers

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