Sales for July 2013 were up 6.86 percent at $7.1 billion compared to July 2012 at $6.7 billion and July 2011 at $6.5 billion.
ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies experienced an increase of 0.25 percent* year-over-year in the first seven months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totaling $53.3 billion vs. $53.1 billion in 2012 and $50.5 billion in 2011. Sales for July 2013 were up 6.86 percent at $7.1 billion compared to July 2012 at $6.7 billion and July 2011 at $6.5 billion.
Ticket transactions for the first seven months of 2013 decreased -0.96 percent to 87.5 million over the same period in 2012 at 88.4 million. Year-to-date passenger segments decreased -2.1 percent to 215.3 million compared to 219.9 million in the seven months of 2012 and 219.6 million in 2011.
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ARC powers the U.S.-based travel network with premier business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics. Nearly 14,000 travel agencies and 190 airlines use ARC's settlement services, which in 2012 totaled more than $84 billion. As the industry's gold standard of accreditation, ARC allows participating agencies and carriers to focus on what's important – increasing their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Va.