Rest Easy, Travel Advisors — Cruises Are Recession Resistant: World Travel Holdings Co-CEO

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Jeff Tolkin, co-chairman and CEO of World Travel Holdings, asserts that cruises will gain momentum as a revenue source for travel advisors over the next decade. Shown here is Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas in Las Palmas. El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía / Flickr

Skift Take: Executives at World Travel Holdings, a major cruise distributor, are confident that cruises will only grow in importance to travel advisors, pointing to consumer trends and changing demographics. Given the value cruises provide, the executives also believe they are the most recession-proof form of travel.

— Maria Lenhart

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Norwegian Air Wins Coveted London Heathrow Slots

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Norwegian Air has won three weekly slot pairs at London Heathrow. Pictured is one of the airline’s 787s. Norwegian Air

Skift Take: Norwegian may not seem like an obvious fit for Heathrow slots. But these things are valuable, and if an airline can get them without paying a fortune, it is going to want them. Now the big question: What will Norwegian do with its three flights per week?

— Brian Sumers

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