In a recent Travel Market Report article, representatives from six major tour operator brands - Abercrombie & Kent, Collette Vacations, Insight Vacations, Globus, Trafalgar Tours, Classic Vacations - sounded off in a recent article on travel opportunities and challenges to expect in 2013.
Some highlights of the opportunities and trends include:
- Lower airfares increasing demand - especially between the U.S. and Europe
- European popularity back on the rise
- Boomer market continues to perform
- Consumer focus on value and experiential trips - this trend favors agents, who are increasingly specializing in how to get more experience for travelers via packages, add-ons, perks and customized itineraries