It's a common gripe about the travel agency community that not enough young people are coming up through the ranks.
But, indeed there are some youthful bright-lights both in the travel agency community and throughout the larger travel industry.
So, suddenly, it's all about the "kids."
PhoCusWright is initiating a year-long program, The Class of 35, for rising travel industry stars age 35 and under, with the goal of "growing the size and quality of next-generation leadership in travel, tourism and hospitality."
It's an interesting time to take the pulse of the up-and-comers in the travel industry as Tnooz initiated with its Gen-Y Collective.
As the kick-off for PhoCusWright's Class of 35, PhoCusWright will conduct a Youth Leaders Summit at the PhoCusWright conference in Arizona in November.
The Class of 35 will participate in a year-long executive development program, which will include interactions with travel industry hot-shots, conference sessions and quarterly online events.