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Our annual report takes a deep dive into the news events and trends that will help shape the year ahead -- and projections from journalists, executives and travel experts of what's to come.

In this year's Preview report, editor in chief Arnie Weissmann interviews industry leaders for our Executive View on what, in their own words, will shape the year.

And our senior editors tap execs, analysts and travel advisors, as well as their own reporting, to identify the potential top stories of 2023. 


Travel Weekly's Preview 2023

Our annual issue devoted to looking ahead to trends and direction in the new year.
An Introduction to Preview 2023
Will 2023 be the year of being "great busy," the year when several hopeful trends coalesce and give the industry a solid 12 months of calls, bookings and a strong revenue stream?
Executive view 2023: An introduction
Following what was, for many travel companies, a record-breaking year, executives we spoke to expect not just more of the same, but better yet. This year, we focused on companies that operate in more than one travel vertical.
Lindsey Ueberroth, Preferred Travel Group
Executive view 2023: Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Travel Group
"Luxury and ultraluxury are going to perform very, very well, but I don't think hotels will be able to continue to grow rates like they have."
Roeland Vos, Belmond
Executive view 2023: Roeland Vos, CEO of Belmond
"2022 is ending stronger than 2019, and bookings for the coming two quarters look stronger in nearly all areas than what we had in 2022."
Executive view 2023: Valerie Dorsey, founder of Charmed Vacations (Cruise Planners)
Executive view 2023: Valerie Dorsey, founder of Charmed Vacations (Cruise Planners)
"One thing that's changed for travel advisors is that the tenor and feeling within the community is much more cooperative. Everybody wants to help everybody else."
Andrew Todd, Xanterra Travel Collection
Executive view 2023: Andrew N. Todd, CEO of the Xanterra Travel Collection
"The U.S. is by far the largest source market for all our brands, and national parks remain our top destinations for domestic and international travelers."
Despite widespread concerns of a looming recession, analysts see few signs that fares will drop significantly in 2023.
Preview 2023: Airlines
After three years of turmoil, signs are pointing toward a relatively stable year for the U.S. airline industry in 2023. Ticket prices could stay high due to high demand and constrained seat capacity.
The Diamond Princess will sail in Japan again in 2023.
Preview 2023: Cruise
With their fleets fully back, nearly two dozen new ships gracing the waters and the pandemic seemingly fading, cruise lines are looking for ways to fill their ships and turn a profit while doing it.
A curb on resort fees would have an outsized impact on destinations such as Las Vegas.
Preview 2023: Hotels
High demand may translate into another year of record-high rates, but 2023 may also be the year of reckoning for resort fees.
Preview 2023: Policy
The U.S. Travel Association spent the past two years focused on reopening borders and ensuring relief for a battered industry. It is now squarely focused on a problem that it believes Washington can solve.
Preview 2023: Retail
Barring major disrupters, which the past three years have proven are more than possible, it looks to be a strong year for the travel retail channel.
AmaWaterways' AmaDahlia in Egypt.
Preview 2023: River Cruise
River cruise companies are expecting a banner start to 2023. Even so, some challenges could still stoke hesitation. Chief among them is confidence in traveling to Eastern and Central Europe.
Preview 2023: Tours
Tour operators say value is going to play an important role in next year's vacation decisions, even for those who have plenty of savings stockpiled or are high-income earners.
Reality Check: We're just getting past the rapids
Reality Check: We're just getting past the rapids
Columnist and advisor Richard Turen projects what will be the year's top travel trends. Among them: bucket lists are back, expectations are high and solo travel will be huge.

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