Clockwise from top left: Jamie Biesiada, Rebecca Tobin, Johanna Jainchill, Robert Silk and Tovin Lapan, part of the reporting team at Travel Weekly.
Four of Travel Weekly's reporters join the Folo episode this week to talk about their reporting for our annual Preview issue -- the look-ahead to 2022: Johanna Jainchill, the publication's news editor and interim cruise editor; Jamie Biesiada, our retail editor; Tovin Lapan, who covers hospitality on an interim basis; and Robert Silk, our aviation editor.
Obviously omicron's fast rise in the U.S. has muddied the crystal ball, but our staff has talked with experts, examined their own trends reporting and put the pieces together to identify what we might see in travel next year. We're talking about those on this episode: vaccines, continuing labor issues, travel demand and challenges, changing travel advisor commission structures, premium products and, of course, the continuing need to have a trusted advisor in your corner.
The episode was recorded Dec. 14 and edited for length and clarity.
This episode is sponsored by Princess Cruises. Stay till the end of this episode for a bonus discussion with John Chernesky, Princess' senior vice president of North America trade sales and marketing, for news on the line's new ships and more.