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Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5%, the same rate as during the full year 2013. Prospects for the current peak tourism season remain very positive with over 460 million tourists expected to travel abroad in the May-August 2014 period.
ARC reported that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 5.14 percent* year-over-year in the first-half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totaling $48.5 billion versus $46.1 billion in 2013.
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Two new reports, Payment Solutions for Travel Managers and Business Traveler: Landscape of Travel Payments, sponsored by TSYS reveal that general awareness of new payment technology, such as mobile payments and contactless cards is high, but interest is focused around the expense reporting side.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 63.1 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in April 2014, 3.4 percent more than in April 2013. The systemwide total was the result of a 3.0 percent increase in the number of passengers on domestic flights (54.8 million) and a 6.2 percent increase in passengers on international flights (8.2 million)
Data for the pre-summer period confirm handsome growth for European tourism in 2014 and there is growing optimism that the upcoming peak-summer season will consolidate preliminary positive expectations. As competition in the global tourism market heats up, European destinations can win a new edge by challenging traditionally-held perceptions by travellers in distant markets.
The online travel industry is ripe with opportunity for marketers, according to a new report released today by CJ Affiliate by Conversant.
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 76.9 percent in May, down from both the 79.4 percent on-time rate posted in May 2013 and the 79.6 percent on-time rate posted in April 2014.
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