The following are just a few non-partisan excerpts from Travel Weekly, the trade journal I read.  The gist is that the consumer (you) will have a clearer head to book travel in the next few months, before the election takes over!  And you might get a better price too.  And that’s a good thing. I thought it was pretty interesting.

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Every four years, sales run into headwinds as politicians and interest groups load up on ad time and consumers, especially in battleground states, are besieged with debates …

In 2016, Trump & Clinton spent $1.8 billion on the election, much of it for television ads, some on the same news, public affairs and sports programming favored by cruise lines.

Princess/Holland executives say “We all are aiming at the same goal of base-loading and having a further (out) booking window than ever before. For agents, that means that some of the best pricing for 2020 is available now, when consumer receptivity to the cruise line marketing message hasn’t yet become blocked by political static.

The full article is here. The donkey/elephant logo is from Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges museum. Thanks to both. I took the pic of the Capitol.

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