The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 928.9 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2016, 3.5 percent more than the previous record high of 897.9 million reached in 2015.
European Companies Will Plan Significantly Less Meetings & Events in United States
Travel Leaders Group released its travel survey data specific to the cruise industry, which together with real-time current booking data indicates increased demand among leisure travelers for cruise vacations in 2017.
Earlier in February, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that travel exports increased in December 2016 for the sixth month in a row, after declining for much of the first half of the year, bringing international travels share of total U.S. exports to 11.2 percent. This is the sectors highest share of spending in the U.S. since 2000, just before the fallout from the September 11, 2001 attacks caused U.S. market share to plummet sharply among other global destinations.