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Travel Weekly's Preview 2016

For Preview 2016's Industry Sectors reports, Travel Weekly editors interviewed industry executives, analysts, travel agents and used their own previous reporting to shine a light on what 2016 might look like in each sector, from new cruise ships to popular destinations to predictions in the hotel and aviation space, and how geopolitical tensions might shape travel in the near future.

Travel Weekly Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann, meanwhile, spoke with six chief executives to get their first-person take on the year ahead.

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Executive View

Geoffrey Kent, CEO, Abercrombie & Kent

"I think people will not be rushing to do-it-yourself vacations so much [because of recent terrorism events]. I think they’ll go to well-known tour operators. It will probably lead to the luxury tour... READ MORE

Industry Sectors

Airlines

Falling fuel prices promise soaring profits, if carriers can resist capacity growth.... READ MORE

Cruise

Focus is on the increase in deployments to China and the opening of Cuba.... READ MORE

Destinations

Cuba remains a hot spot for the curious, while Greece is poised for a busy year.... READ MORE

Hotels

All eyes will be fixed on the Marriott-Starwood merger.... READ MORE

Luxury

From customized wellness to profile-driven amenities, the future will be highly personalized.... READ MORE

Policy

The Visa Waiver Program and Open Skies will remain hot-button topics.... READ MORE

Retail

Increased sales and greater consolidation are anticipated in the year ahead.... READ MORE

Tours

A greater focus on itineraries that include giving back to communities.... READ MORE

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