Travel Advisor Execs Bullish on 2020 Sales Outlook Despite Politics

Patrick Semansky  / Associated Press

Donald Trump speaks during a tax bill passage event in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 20, 2017. The 2020 U.S. presidential election could affect travel advisor sales, yet agency executives are still confident that the year ahead will closely mirror 2019’s unprecedented growth. Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Skift Take: There may be turmoil on Capitol Hill and a contentious presidential election up ahead, but travel advisor leaders don’t expect it to put a damper on 2020 sales. They are, however, keeping an eye on the economy and said travel advisors should be extra proactive in keeping clients enthused and confident about travel.

— Maria Lenhart

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Delta Air Lines Employees File Lawsuit Over Uniforms

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Delta Air Lines unveiled new uniforms in 2018. Some workers say they make them sick. Delta Air Lines

Skift Take: This is an odd one. All kinds of people in all industries wear uniforms. Most of them without problems. Yet flight attendants at three different U.S. airlines have claimed in recent years that their uniforms have made them sick. What’s going on?

— Brian Sumers

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New Santa Fe Museum Struggles With Displacing a Historic Chicano Mural

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A piece of the “Multi-Cultural” mural whose creation was headed by artist Gilberto Guzman is seen in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The iconic Chicano mural painted by Mexican-American artists is scheduled for destruction in 2020 to make way for a new contemporary museum, generating a debate about gentrification and whose culture state and city officials are seeking to preserve. Morgan Lee / Associated Press

Skift Take: If this Chicano mural is going away, the new contemporary art museum had better not just preserve its memory but instead fill its halls with today’s Chicano artists, Native artists, and other underrepresented voices.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

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A Cessna Caravan like bush pilot Kirsty Henderson flies over private reserve Linyanti in Botswana. Wilderness Air Botswana

Skift Take: Kirsty Henderson has arguably one of the coolest jobs in aviation: She’s a bush pilot, ferrying passengers across scenic African landscapes like Botswana. What’s more, she’s helping show aviation as a viable career path for young women.

— Colin Nagy

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