first_img Travelweek Group Income and age have little impact on cruisers, says latest CLIA Travel Report Posted by Tags: CLIA Sharecenter_img WASHINGTON, DC — Millennials are seeking out luxury cruises at a record pace, says CLIA in its newly released 2018 Cruise Travel Report.Among its key findings, the report found that almost a quarter of millennials surveyed (24%) have sailed on a luxury cruise line within the past three years, while 70% (up from 63% last year) said they will “definitely” book a cruise for their next trip.This year, almost all income brackets are cruising; 33% of cruisers surveyed have a household income of less than $80,000, while 50% have a household income of at least $100,000 or more. In conclusion, when compared to land-based options, income has little impact when choosing cruising as better of the two options.“Industry research efforts, like the 2018 Cruise Travel Report, offer valuable insight to how and why cruise vacations are on the rise and becoming the vacation choice for millions by charting changes in the preferences and behaviours of both cruisers and non-cruisers,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “The study confirms, cruise travel continues to break down income and generational barriers, proving that today there is a cruise for every travel preference, style and budget.”More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyOther findings include:Cruisers are loyal to cruising. More than half of cruisers (58%) believe a cruise is the best type of vacation, finding high satisfaction in river cruises (81%) and ocean cruises (73%), followed by land-based hotels and resorts (62%). Nine out of 10 say they “probably or definitely will” cruise again.On average, about 41% of cruisers say they are interested in childcare services, including babysitting and programs for children and teens. But only 13% are reporting that they use these services. In contrast, only 32% say they want onboard entertainment, while 70% attend once onboard. Overall, entertainment, including shows, musicals and comedy, is the most used feature on cruises.Travel agents are the most likely influencers of vacation planning and decision-making for cruisers, who are twice as likely (70%) to use a travel agent when booking a vacation than non-cruisers (37%). Friday, January 26, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img

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first_img Tuesday 20 Feb 2018, 9:16 AM Short URL US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Tánaiste Simon Coveney Feb 20th 2018, 9:16 AM White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting. McDonald: ‘If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong’> 53 Comments US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Tánaiste Simon Coveney We are reflecting on 20 years this year since the Good Friday Agreement was signed. The fact that the Executive and Assembly are not currently operating in Northern Ireland makes it all the more important that we re-commit to the principles of power-sharing and strong North-South and East-West relations that are at the heart of the Agreement.Good Friday Agreement programme before CabinetA programme of events at home and abroad to mark the Good Friday Agreement anniversary, which the US administration played a key role in, has been developed and is being brought before Cabinet for approval this morning.The Department of Foreign Affairs has been engaging with other departments on the entire island of Ireland, overseas embassies, groups and institutions in a bid to plan conferences, seminars, cultural responses, acts of commemoration and other initiatives to mark the anniversary.The government’s programme will include events in Dublin, Washington, London, and Belfast.The Cabinet discussion on the commemorations comes as Brexiteers have been accused of jeopardising peace in Northern Ireland following comments made by Labour MP Kate Hoey.She told HuffPost UK “there is a need for a cold, rational look” at the Good Friday Agreement, stating that it is not “sustainable”.Other issues While the peace process is front and centre this week with the return to direct rule being mentioned, Coveney will also address other matters while in the US.On Wednesday the Tánaiste will also hold a number of meetings with groupings at the UN on Ireland’s campaign to secure a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22.Canada and Norway are the other candidates competing for a place.On Friday morning the Tánaiste is due at the White House for a meeting on the Middle East peace process with Jason Greenblatt – Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations.Simon Coveney recently visited Israel and Palestine, including Gaza, in January.Writing about the trip in an op-ed for, he flagged that he would be lobbying the US administration directly not to reduce funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides food, healthcare and education in Gaza.Coveney said this ”essential agency” should not be jeopardised at such a sensitive timeImmigration issues will also feature on the agenda for meetings in Washington DC.Bertie Ahern says he’s been ‘talking to Simon Coveney’ about the ongoing Stormont talks> Share89 Tweet Email 11,391 Views TÁNAISTE SIMON COVENEY is travelling to New York and Washington today where it’s expected he will brief US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the Northern Ireland peace process.While in the US, the Foreign Affairs Minister is due to attend a series of meetings with members of the Trump Administration and the United Nations.It’s understood Tillerson, a Republican politician, asked to be briefed on the Good Friday Agreement and peace process, with Coveney scheduled to attend a bilateral meeting with the secretary on Friday evening.The pair is also expected to discuss the US/Irish relationship, among other issues.Coveney begins the first leg of the trip following today’s Cabinet meeting, when he is due to travel to New York.On Wednesday the Tánaiste will deliver an address on Brexit at Columbia University while on Thursday he will begin the government’s programme to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at Cooperation Ireland’s ‘20 years of Peace’ event with a keynote address.Ahead of the trip, Coveney told “The Good Friday Agreement has had a transformative effect on the island of Ireland and all of us who believe in lasting peace in Northern Ireland need to stand by the agreement and defend it from anyone who says otherwise.”He added: By Christina Finn Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

first_img Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Stay on target It’s the high-tech Nanoe X, and it sells for ten times that much… though it does do more than just allow you to hang up your shirts and jackets.The Nanoe X can gently shower your garments with a stream of “electrostatic atomized water.” It’s not steam, no sir! Panasonic says that the particles produced by the Nanoe are from 1/30th to 1/120th the size of an ordinary steam particle. Those nanoparticles can remove odors from your clothing, and it’s very likely a more effective method than hanging your previously-worn dress shirts out the window Venkman style.It’s worth noting that the Nanoe X doesn’t actually clean your clothes. While it will put a stop to any odoriferous emanations, it won’t remove soiling or stains. A run through the wash or a good, old-fashioned plunge-and-scrub will still be required to get those out.The Nanoe X will, however, remove pollen from clothing, which is great news if you’re an allergy sufferer. Whether or not it’s $180 worth of good news is your call.Also worth noting: Panasonic uses the same Nanoe technology in hair dryers. The reviews on them are overwhelmingly positive, so if the Nanoe X works as well on clothes as the Nanoe dryers work on hair Panasonic’s hanger might be worth adding to your laundry room or closet after all.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Noted fictional parapsychologist Dr. Peter Venkman doesn’t think about laundry in terms of zeroes and ones. There are many subtle levels, okay?He’s not alone in thinking that way. Japanese electronics giant Panasonic seems to agree, based on their latest product launch. That’s no ordinary clothes hanger you’re looking at, and it certainly doesn’t come in an 18-pack for the bargain price of $18.last_img

first_imgMagazine subscription agency M2 Media Group has acquired American Publishers, a magazine fundraising agency that works with schools and nonprofits, from Hearst Magazines.Terms of the deal were not released.M2 already operates a magazine fundraising program with the Girl Scouts—a deal it struck early last year—that has enhanced the traditional face-to-face and catalog sales with online storefronts. The company plans to apply this same strategy to American Publishers’ school-based fundraising programs. M2 says it represents more than 1,000 magazine titles through its DTP network and its programs use e-commerce and online retail channels as well as loyalty and reward efforts. “M2 is the perfect fit for American Publishers,” says Liberta Abbondante, senior vice president, consumer marketing for Hearst Magazines, in a statement. “They have taken fundraising to new levels with their Girl Scouts’ partnership, and have the vision and technological expertise to do the same in the school market.”last_img

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