Travel Industry Wire - Trends News Trends Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Trends News 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 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 January 2015 U.S. Airline Load Factor at 83 Percent The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported last week that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – was 83.0 percent in January, unchanged from December, seasonally adjusted. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:58:50 EST Consumers Happier With Airlines, Prefer Smaller Travel Websites According to American Customer Satisfaction Index Passenger satisfaction lifts 2.9 percent for airlines, historically one of the lowest-scoring categories tracked by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Airlines reach an ACSI benchmark of 71 on a scale of 0 to 100 for 2015—approaching the category’s peak score of 72 in 1994. Nevertheless, airlines remain among ACSI’s bottom four categories, ahead of only Internet service providers, subscription television and health insurance. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:55:13 EST New Whitepaper Finds Travel Managers Are Tired of 'Buying Like It's 1995' A new whitepaper from ALTOUR, a leading travel solutions provider with more than $1.7B of industry leverage, and The BTN Group, found travel industry professionals are hungry for change in the managed travel purchasing process. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:23:38 EST PwC US Finds Robust Consumer Appetite for New Sharing Economy Trust, Convenience and Sense of Community are Leading Adoption Factors Across Industries Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:58:23 EST International Wellness Tourism Shows High-Growth and High-Yield GWI data also revealed that global inbound wellness tourism trips will grow twice as fast each year (8.3%) as international trips overall (4.1%) from 2012-2017. And data on how exceptionally high-yield wellness tourists are, is welcome news for any nation: they spend 137% more than the average tourist per trip. And the international wellness traveler spends 59% more per trip than the average inbound tourist: at $1,639 USD vs. $1,030 USD. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:25:08 EST Exports from International Tourism Rise to US$ 1.5 Trillion in 2014 International tourism receipts increased by US$ 48 billion in 2014 to reach a record US$ 1,245 billion. An additional US$ 221 billion was generated from international passenger transport, bringing total exports from international tourism up to US$ 1.5 trillion. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:09:49 EST US Travel Agencies’ First Quarter Air Ticket Sales Flat Compared to 2014 Ticket Transactions Increase 4.63 Percent in First Three Months of 2015 vs. 2014 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:54:09 EST 19% of Americans Never Go on Vacation announced results from its annual Vacation Spending Survey* (TNS Global) where 81% said they regularly go on vacations and 58% going every year, 25% saying they go on two or more vacations per year. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:43:45 EST Airline Performance Declines, According to Airline Quality Rating Virgin America claimed the top spot for the third consecutive year, but overall U.S. airline performance slipped in 2014, according to the 25th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR) released Monday. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:29:28 EST Airlines Report Sixteen Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, Eight Tarmac Delays Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in February Airlines reported 16 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and eight tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in February, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 20:33:12 EST 1 in 5 Employers Has Unknowingly Asked an Illegal Interview Question At least 1 in 3 employers unsure about legality of certain interview questions - Hiring managers reveal their favorite off-the-cuff interview questions Thu, 9 Apr 2015 20:18:09 EST Travelocity Survey Reveals Americans Want to Use (tax) Returns for a Departure Dream vacations top the list of most desired self-indulgent tax refund uses; Travelocity makes tax refunds go further with a special three-day-only "Tax Day" promotion Wed, 8 Apr 2015 17:28:17 EST Delta Privilege and Hilton HHonors Rank Highest in a Tie in Overall Customer Satisfaction with Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Programs Hotel Loyalty and Reward Program Features and Benefits Prove Key to Member Satisfaction Regardless of the Number of Hotel Brand Locations Wed, 8 Apr 2015 17:16:03 EST Travel Fears Sparks Boom in UK Holidays Fears over flying, terrorist attacks and unease about security at many of the popular overseas holiday hot spots, has sparked a dramatic increase in demand for a UK holiday this year. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:20:03 EST Thirty-two Percent of Employers Plan to Hire Full-Time, Permanent Employees in the Second Quarter Hiring Among Small Businesses Ramping Up - Wages May Get a Boost Thu, 2 Apr 2015 13:13:14 EST Worry Over Mobile Data Costs Adds Stress to Travel Experience Even though they think mobile connectivity is a must-have at home, most Americans when travelling abroad compromise work and fun by cutting back on mobile usage, a new survey reveals. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:52:42 EST U.S. Travelers Ready for Self-Service Beyond Check-In SITA’s Annual Passenger Survey reveals that better passenger experience hinges on more automation Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:15:57 EST Lunar New Year Travel Adds to Strong Global Airline Passenger Traffic Growth in February The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a strengthening in demand growth compared to February 2014. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2%, which was an improvement on the January year-over-year increase of 4.5%. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:17:35 EST