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When Americans hit the road this year for Thanksgiving family gatherings, 31% of us say we’ll be traveling over 500 miles and another 31% will travel between 200 and 500 miles. This year 92% of us are driving and just 6.5% say they’ll fly. But no matter how far we go or how much we think we save on gas…that doesn’t mean we’re looking for ways to spend it.
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.
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.
Travel employment reached 8,027,000 based on the first-Friday Labor Department report, and actually bested the eight million mark for the first time in September according to the upward revision of the previous report
Travel exports edged down by $0.3 billion in September to $19.1 billion, but travel imports remained essentially unchanged at $12.4 billion, continuing the healthy travel trade surplus of $6.7 billion
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.
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were up 18.2 percent from the first nine months of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released last week.
Tourism industry should channel funds towards wildlife protection across Africa
Airlines for America (A4A) today projected that 24.6 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, a slight increase over last year.
In September this year, passenger traffic at Europe’s airport grew by +3.9%. More specifically, passenger growth at airports in the EU reported a good result of +3.8% year-on-year. At non-EU airports in Europe (including Iceland, Norway, Russia, Switzerland & Turkey), passenger traffic grew by +4.3% over the same period, almost closing the gap between EU and Non-EU performance.
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