The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today announces the results of its latest GBTA BTI Outlook Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and Spain.
Despite geopolitical tensions, upheavals and natural disasters, international tourism to Europe has grown by a robust 4% over the first 3 quarters of this year. By strengthening ties with established markets and entering fast emerging markets, European destinations have become better prepared to face headwinds.
The U.S. Travel Association on Tuesday released new data showing that traffic projections for major U.S. airports are even more dire than previously thought, owing to the steady increase in travel demand coupled with continued chronic underinvestment in infrastructure.
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 384,439 workers in September 2014, 1.1 percent more than in September 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. September was the 10th consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger airlines was higher than the same month of the previous year.
Higher costs and longer waiting times have leveled off the upward trend in rental car satisfaction the industry has experienced since 2009, according to the J.D. Power 2014 North America Rental Car Satisfaction StudySM released today.