Travel Industry Wire - Trends News Trends Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Trends News 2014 U.S. Based Airline Traffic Increases 2.5 Percent The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 848.1 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2014, 2.5 percent more than in 2013 and 1.2 percent more than the previous record-high of 838.4 million reached in 2007. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:15 EST The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs CareerBuilder Special Report Tracks the Changing Composition of Jobs by Gender, Race and Age from 2001-2014 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:42 EST Global Human Capital Trends 2015 (PDF Download) Today’s HR challenges require a new playbook - one that helps make HR more agile, forward thinking, and bolder in its solutions. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:02:03 EST January 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 386,544 workers in January 2015, 1.2 percent more than in January 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:14:20 EST Creating a Culture of Innovation - Eight Ideas That Work at Google - Complimentary White Paper This Google for Work perspective explains how IT leaders like you can help create a culture of continuous innovation in your organization by giving users the tools they need. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:37:23 EST State of the Asia Cruise Industry: More Cruise Ships, Passengers and Ports Than Ever Before Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Releases Comprehensive Report on Asia Cruise Trends Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:20:21 EST A Great Glass of Wine Trumps Sex and Social Media Among Global Travelers Sheraton Hotels & Resorts today revealed the results of a newly commissioned survey on global wine and travel trends as part of the brand’s signature premium wine program, Sheraton Selects Wine program. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:17:13 EST US Travel Agencies Air Ticket Sales Essentially Flat Compared to 2014 Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies decreased .91 percent for the first two months of 2015. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:30:47 EST Studies on Asia's Cruise Market Show a Potential of 83 Million Cruise Passengers in Greater China The study reveals a potential 83 million cruise passengers in just seven source markets within Greater China. This figure is four times the current number of cruise passengers world-wide. Hong Kong, with its connectivity to the Pearl River Delta, Central China and Taiwan by air, high speed rail and land transportation via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, is looking at a cruise potential of 54 million passengers. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:41:57 EST January 2015 U.S. Airline On-Time Performance Up from Previous Year, December 2014 The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 76.8 percent in January, up from both the 67.7 percent on-time rate in January 2014 and the 75.3 percent mark in December 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:51:51 EST The Secret Lives of CEOs and Senior Leaders New CareerBuilder Survey Reveals Common Characteristics of Senior Management Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:19:36 EST December 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 83.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, in December from November, increasing after a one month decline (Table 1). Seasonal adjustment allows the comparing of monthly load factors to all other months. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:21:08 EST AAA Reveals Top Spring Travel Destinations in the U.S. Warm destinations offering fun-filled activities for families will experience the largest influx of travelers this spring season, followed by ever-popular vacation destinations Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle and San Francisco. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:07:17 EST GBTA Foundation Report Shows China Business Travel Spend Will Continue to See Double Digit Increases in 2015, 2016 GBTA slightly downgraded its forecast for Chinese business travel from its outlook published in the second half of 2014 due to expectations for slower economic growth in China coupled with continued uncertainty in the global economy. Total spending on Chinese-originated business travel grew an estimated 16.6 percent in 2014 to $261 billion USD. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:18:46 EST Double Digit Increases in Air Arrivals and Hotel Performance in January for Bahamas Nassau/Paradise Island welcomed 74, 361 stopover visitors during the month of January, a hike of 13% over arrivals in 2014. Hotel performance also showed significant improvements with a 7% increase in occupancy levels. The average daily hotel rate in January increased by 11% and total room revenues for large hotels reached a 13% increase of over January 2014 levels. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:50:52 EST AAA: A Sure Sign of Spring – Gas Prices Are on the Rise For those who have been waiting throughout this long winter for signs of spring, the steady climb of gas prices as March begins is one of the first indicators. While gas price averages have been low for several months due to high supply and low demand, over the past month, drivers across Illinois and northern Indiana have seen that trend reversed. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:39:45 EST Positive Outlook for Spring Leisure Travel Driven by Older Generations Boomers and Traditionalists are breaking out this spring as these older travelers drive the overall increase in springtime leisure travel compared to last year. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:27:38 EST January Global Airline Passenger Demand Signals Solid Start to 2015 IATA announced global RPKs for January 2015 showing growth of 4.6% compared to January 2014. This represents a slower start to the year which likely was affected by the timing of the Lunar New Year in Asia, which occurred one month later this year compared to 2014. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:18 EST U.S. Hotel Price Increases Ahead Of Global Average Hotel prices paid for U.S. domestic travel rose by 5 percent in 2014, surpassing global average of 3 percent according to the latest Hotel Price Index Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:16:47 EST US Travel Agencies Start 2015 with a 1.83 Percent Decrease in Air Ticket Sales Vs. 2014 Transactions for January 2015 Increase Slightly over January 2014 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:26:08 EST