U.S. business travel ended 2014 on a high note, with record spending expected to reach $292.2 billion. The projection for 2015 also remains strong, as lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending, boosting economic projects.
Following President Obamas statement on 17th December, hotel searches to Cuba made by US users increased by 180 per cent, according to hotel search website trivago.co.uk. In comparison, searches to Cuba made by UK users increased by 42 per cent over the same period.
According to the Travel Demographics Report Series published by Strategy Analytics Travel Analytics service, those under 35 years old severely under-index in airline and hotel app usage but over-index on OTAs.
A new Travelocity.ca survey revealed the majority of Canadians said they enjoy an all-inclusive beach vacation with 65 per cent saying they are easy and relaxing with more than one third of Canadians (34 per cent) having taken an all-inclusive beach vacation in the past.
The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor a measure of the use of airline capacity rose to 83.4 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, after having remained virtually unchanged at 83.3 percent for two months.