Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire American Airlines Group Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Profit Reported record first quarter 2015 net profit of $1.2 billion excluding net special charges, tripling the Company's first quarter 2014 net profit of $402 million excluding net special credits Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:47:17 EST Southwest Airlines Reports Record First Quarter Profit Record first quarter net income, excluding special items1, of $451 million, or $.66 per diluted share, compared with first quarter 2014 net income, excluding special items, of $126 million, or $.18 per diluted share. This represented a 266.7 percent increase from first quarter 2014 and exceeded the First Call consensus estimate of $.65 per diluted share. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:42:05 EST New OAG Report Details The Fight for Global Aviation Markets Market Analysis Shows Potential for International Consolidation across the Airline Industry Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:25:41 EST The Need for Global Best Practices in Brazil IATA urged the National Congress of Brazil to observe global best practices should it undertake an amendment of Brazil's laws regarding air crew duty and flight time requirements. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:34:38 EST Companies Planning to Hire More Recent College Graduates This Year and Pay Them Better According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, 65 percent of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 57 percent last year and the highest outlook since 2007. One third will offer higher pay than last year, and 1 in 4 will pay $50,000 or more. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:21:56 EST Airlines to Congress: Funding System for Airports is Working In Senate Commerce Committee Hearing Testimony, A4A Says Airport Funding Abundant and Raising Taxes on Passengers is a Bad Idea Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:18:15 EST Titus Johnson Joins Thomas Cook Group Airlines As Vice President North America & Caribbean Titus Johnson is appointed Vice President North America & Caribbean for Thomas Cook Group Airlines. In his new role, he is responsible for further developing the Thomas Cook Group Airlines revenues, brands and presence in the region. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:30:53 EST MSC Cruises Continues Expansion In North America MSC Divina to Sail Year-Round from Miami due to Significant Growth in Market and Strong Consumer Demand Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:29:05 EST IATA Cabin Ops Safety Conference to Address Legacy and Emerging Issues IATA will host the second annual Cabin Operations Safety Conference, 5-7 May 2015 in Paris. It is an opportunity for stakeholders to address current and emerging safety challenges through a sharing of expertise based on global standards and best practices. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:25:41 EST Cruise Industry Continues Commitment and Initiatives to Advance Environmental Stewardship and Conservation Practices Air Quality, Recycling and Waste Management Essential to Cruise Experience Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:19:01 EST Volaris Reports 32% Adjusted EBITDAR Margin, 9% Operating Margin for First Quarter 2015 Total operating revenues were Ps.3,768 million for the first quarter, an increase of 35.8% year over year. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:18:19 EST February 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data Increases 1.8 Percent U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 388,983 workers in February 2015, 1.8 percent more than in February 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:14:40 EST Innovative Twitter City Tour Guides Unveiled by Hotel Direct Hotel Direct’s pioneering range of online city guides have been launched in response to a recent study conducted by Deloitte Global which found that travel companies are failing to capitalize on the business opportunities social media channels can afford them. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:58:58 EST GBTA Calls on Lawmakers to Oppose PFC Hike Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security will be hosting a hearing to examine funding airport capital needs. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:23:04 EST Community Based Software Platforms Transforming the Future of Destination Sales and Marketing - By Hjalti Baldursson There is an interesting strategic shift underway in regard to tourism product offerings. Destinations are facing ever-increasing competition and need to constantly offer new appealing products to lure in tourists. Therefore, product providers are building communities, which leads to an overall stronger product offering. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:12:31 EST Epteca Selected for Traveltech Lab, the UK’s Premier Incubator for Travel Technology Start-ups Epteca announced this week they have been selected as one of only 13 companies from over a 100 that applied to be part of the Traveltech Lab, the UK’s first-ever incubator for travel technology start-ups. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:53:59 EST Cornell Study Finds Travelers Want More Mobile Options As the hospitality industry gradually ramps up its mobile platforms, a new study published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) finds that travelers are ready to use their smartphones and tablets for far more than is currently possible. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:27:09 EST Sunwing Will Add Direct Flights From Windsor to Cancun, Mexico Next Winter Mexico's flagship resort area, Riviera Maya, will become a short flight away next winter for residents of Southwestern Ontario, as Sunwing adds direct flights from Windsor to Cancun, beginning December 21, 2015. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:49:40 EST All IATA Airlines Are IOSA Registered The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that all 224 of its member airlines, comprising 93% of all scheduled international air traffic, are listed on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:43:43 EST CLIA Introduces CLIA Cruise TV Network New Platform Launches with Live Stream of Opening General Session at Cruise3sixty Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:46:46 EST