European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE today released its traffic results for the month of May across the European airport network, revealing a robust year-on-year increase of +4.8% in passenger traffic compared to May 2013.
Purchasing Power released an infographic, 'Vacations: A Luxury or A Necessity?' that depicts employee vacation practices and outlines the consequences of failing to use all paid time off and not getting away.
Data through the Group Stage of the tournament, which includes opening day (June 12) through the close of the Group Stage (June 26), revealed triple-digit increases in spending, compared to the same period last year, in cities such as Natal (+851%); Cuiaba (+963%); Curitiba (+167%); and Manaus (+409%).
Slightly higher numbers of local travelers are expected to hit the road during this Independence Day holiday compared to last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's holiday forecast.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing demand growth of 6.2% compared to May 2013. While this represented a deceleration compared to April year-over-year traffic growth of 7.6%, the performance is indicative of improving demand drivers.
While ranked #8 and #12 in domestic popularity, respectively, Washington, DC and Boston tied for the best average overall guest rating (4.1) among Top 25 U.S. Cities . According to hotel guests, Boston also offers the best hotels in terms of condition (4.2), service (4.2) and cleanliness (4.4) among Top 25 Cities. Among other top destinations with average overall guest ratings of 4.0 and above, Portland hotels offer the most affordable rates ($126) according to the Hotel Price Index.