A year of the Folo: Major trends, memorable episodes








As the Folo by Travel Weekly podcast goes on a brief break, until Monday, Feb. 14, host Rebecca Tobin and web editor Jerry Limone look back at some of the episodes of 2021 that identified major trends or arcs in travel news.

A big year for travel advisors:

Anne Scully, Embark Beyond’s partner of agent development, talked in early 2021 about hope for travel and the term “revenge travel.”

Which led to the art of the “pivot” for travel advisors planning vacations during ever-changing travel rules

Trip stacking and trip switching: Two advisors explain how they provide backup plans for clients

Cruise podcast episodes:

The Folo kicked off with Vicki Freed of Royal Caribbean and Alex Sharpe of Signature talking about cruising when there was no cruising

Kate McCue, the captain of the Celebrity Edge, on the emotional first big-ship departure from the U.S.

We ended the year with three expedition-cruise execs to talk about the demand for new ships in Antarctica, the Galapagos and other far-flung destinations

More must-listen episodes:

Bucket-list trips to southern Africa

Steve Sear and the outlook from Delta airlines

Corporate travel

The entire year of the Folo:

Episodes about Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico travel; Disney; sustainability and diversity initatives; river cruising; and more.

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