Travel Industry Wire - Trends News Trends Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Trends News U.S. Travel Agencies’ Air Ticket Sales Remain Flat Vs. Same Period in 2014 Ticket Transactions Rise 4.86 Percent in First Four Months of 2015 Versus 2014 Thu, 21 May 2015 15:50:41 EST Adobe Report Predicts Summer Travel Spend to Increase to $65 Billion One in Every Five Dollars Spent now Coming from Mobile; Washington, D.C. Tops List of U.S. Travel Destinations Thu, 21 May 2015 13:16:57 EST Airfares for Domestic Destinations Hold As Fares to Europe Increase for Memorial Day Weekend Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that after researching more than 530,000 airline tickets purchased for travel over the Memorial Day weekend, ticket prices paid, compared to 2014, ranged from flat for flights to U.S. domestic destinations to an overall increase in ticket prices for flights to Europe from the U.S. Mon, 18 May 2015 10:58:57 EST JSSI Business Aviation Index Indicates Flight Hours Approaching 2008 Peak Levels According to JSSI's Q1 2015 Business Aviation Index, global flight hours increased by 6.8% Year-over-Year (YoY) and 0.2% Quarter-over-Quarter (QoQ). Using a new metric – percentage of peak usage – JSSI concluded business aviation is operating at 79% of the sector's 2008 peak levels. Mon, 18 May 2015 10:19:52 EST Memorial Day Travel Expected to Jump 4.6 Percent in California Over 2014 The Automobile Club of Southern California is predicting the biggest one-year jump in Memorial Day holiday travel since 2010 and the largest overall number of Memorial Day holiday travelers since 2005. Mon, 18 May 2015 09:22:13 EST Airlines for America Projects Summer Air Travel to Reach All-Time High Airlines for America (A4A) yesterday forecasted that summer 2015 air travel would rise to its highest level ever while reporting that U.S. passenger airlines achieved strong operational performance and improved profitability in the first quarter despite another harsh winter. Mon, 18 May 2015 08:49:10 EST February 2015 U.S. Scheduled Service Load Factor Rises to 84.2 Percent 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 84.2 percent in February, seasonally adjusted, reaching its highest level since February 2014. Fri, 15 May 2015 08:53:04 EST Positive Outlook for Summer 2015 Leisure Travel As Older Generations Lead the Charge All generations plan to travel and spend more on leisure travel this summer with Boomers and Traditionalists leading the charge according to a national survey by D.K. Shifflet & Associates. Wed, 13 May 2015 18:47:16 EST March 2015 Complaints About U.S. Airline Service Up From Previous Year And February 2015 Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division in March 2015 were up 55.1 percent from March 2014 and up 27.2 percent from February 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. Tue, 12 May 2015 08:21:18 EST AAA Projects a 4.7 Percent Increase for Memorial Day Travel AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years. Mon, 11 May 2015 12:24:37 EST March Global Air Passenger Demand Remains Robust, Buoyed by Lunar New Year IATA announced March global passenger traffic results showing a 7.4% growth compared to March 2014. This was an improvement on February, when year-over-year growth was 6.4%. Wed, 6 May 2015 14:42:31 EST Global Air Freight Resumes Modest Growth Trend The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets, showing a modest 1.6% rise in volumes in March compared to a year ago, measured in Freight Tonne Kilometers (FTK). Tue, 5 May 2015 17:26:32 EST U.S. Scheduled Passenger Airlines Reported a Net Profit of $7.5 Billion in 2014 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $7.5 billion in 2014 down, from $12.2 billion in 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Mon, 4 May 2015 13:10:43 EST Releases European Airport Affordability Index Digging deep into its database of airfare searches, has ranked the 25 Most Popular European Airports Ranked on Affordability for Canadian Travellers. In a time when overseas travel dollars need to go as far as possible, this ranking can be a valuable guide to where to look for deals. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:09:50 EST Weaker Euro Spurs Summer Travel Planning to Europe Sojern's Q1 Global Travel Insights Report Offers Summer Travel Forecast, Analyzes Impact of Regional and Current Events Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:37:40 EST Hotel Prices Across Europe Jump Up to 58% As Spring Begins Hotel prices have increased across European cities this month - in some cases by as much as 58 per cent - according to the monthly trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI) reported by comparison site Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:19:04 EST AARP Survey Finds 47% of People 45-Plus Plan to Take a Multi-Generational Family Trip Within a Year 98% of Multi-Generational Travelers Highly Satisfied Taking a Trip with Parents, Kids and Grandparents Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:19:33 EST U.S. 4th-Quarter 2014 Air Fares Up 2.0 Percent The average domestic air fare increased to $393 in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 2.0 percent from $385 in the fourth quarter of 2013, adjusted for inflation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:04:13 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 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