The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing a moderate acceleration of the robust demand trend of the last few months. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.6% compared to October 2012, an improvement over the September increase of 5.2%. A capacity increase of 6.5% meant that load factor was virtually flat at 78.9%.
Overall passenger traffic at European airports in the month of October reported strong growth of +4.6%. The overall freight traffic also increased by +4.6%, however aircraft movements (an indicator of airline capacity) at European airports produced a near-flat result of +0.2% compared with the same month last year.
International LGBT Business Expo, Latin America's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travel business conference and consumer expo will return to its birth town, Puerto Vallarta, from June 12-14, 2014 with the host hotel being Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA.
Seventeen of Portugal´s foremost tourism associations have signed the Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, pledging to implement the ethical principles of the Code in their policies and operations. The signing took place coinciding with the 3rd UNWTO International Conference of Tourism and the Media (Estoril, Portugal, 2 December 2013).
Preliminary traffic figures for the month of October released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed sustained growth in international passenger markets and a stabilisation of air cargo traffic.