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THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY
MAY 20, 2013
Throwing a demand
Since 1978, airlines have tried one failing scheme
after another in their quest for elusive profits.
Finally, through consolidation and discipline,
they’ve found the secret ingredient: capacity cuts.
BY BILL POLING PAGE 18
As cruise lines flee ailing Europe and
the U.S. grows slowly, Australia booms
By Tom Stieghorst
While Europe sputters, and North America
plods along, Australia is emerging as a boom
market for cruising.
Cruise lines are sending more ships there,
and travel retailers are growing along with
the Australian source market.
The latest sign of Australia’s emergence is
Carnival Cruise Lines’ decision this month to
deploy a second ship there seasonally.
The Carnival Legend arrives in September
to join the Carnival Spirit, which is deployed
year-round. Thus, in 2014, the cruise industry’s biggest brand will have two ships in
Australia and none in Europe.
Carnival cited the high cost of flying between North America and Europe as the reason to redeploy the Legend, which this summer is sailing from the U.K. to Norway, the
Baltic and around the British Isles.
Airfares to Australia are also high, but Car-
nival expects that, for the most part, its ships
there will attract Australians, rather than the
Americans and Canadians who fill its cabins
[ GIVE PEACE (AND QUIET) A CHANCE ]
‘Detox’ products offer travelers
escape from the digital deluge
By Michelle Baran
While travel suppliers, from hotels
to cruise ships to airlines, are racing to create more and better WiFi
connectivity for travelers, a quiet
movement at the opposite end of
the spectrum is actively encouraging travelers to disconnect from
the endless deluge of email, social media feeds, news alerts, tags,
updates and check-ins that define
A small but growing number of travel
companies are beginning to offer what they
are calling technology- or digital-detox pro-
grams, designed to give travelers a break
from their devices and from 24/7 online con-