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Airlines, Hotels & Travel OVERVIEW

¹ Video Tip For our brief video introduction to the Travel industry, see   The global travel industry is comprised of a wide variety of businesses, from hotels and inns to casino resorts, trains, buses, airplanes, cruise ships, tour operators and travel bookers, both online and physical.
    According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), nearly 1.1 billion tourists traveled the world during 2013, a new record high. WTTC found that the global travel and tourism industry supported 101 million jobs on a direct basis in 2013.
    The industry generated $2.155 trillion in direct global contribution to GDP (gross domestic product) during 2013.
    The U.S.
    International Trade Administration (ITA) estimated direct travel and tourism expenditures in America at $900.1 billion during 2013, and total international traveler spending in America at $180.7 billion. International passenger travel is a bright spot.
    For example, the ITA expects international arrivals in the U.S.
    to grow from 69.8 million visitors in 2013 to 83.8 million in 2018.
    Hotel occupancy and airline traffic have been strong during recent years in emerging nations including India, China and the surrounding Asian region, as well as in Brazil. Hotels and resorts have been enjoying good to excellent occupancy rates, which enabled them to raise prices, while many new properties have been built or are under construction in promising markets.
    Business travel has rebounded considerably over the dismal recession


Industry Overview Video


  • -Balboa Travel Inc

  • -Go-Ahead Group plc (The)

  • -Accor North America

  • -Extended Stay America Inc

  • -Japan Airlines Co., Ltd

  • -Kerzner International Holdings Limited

  • -ADA

  • -Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc

  • -Aer Lingus Group plc

  • -Aeroflot Russian Airlines JSC

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Industry Statistics

  • Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2014
  • Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended December 2014 and December 2013
  • Consolidation in the U.S. Passenger Airlines Industry
  • Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2014
  • U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region: 2013-2034
  • U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2000-2034
  • Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2000-2034
  • International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S.: Selected Years, 2000-2013
  • International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S., Forecast: 2013-2018
  • Top Destinations of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad (Outbound): 2012-2013
  • Domestic Airline Jet Fuel Prices, U.S.: January 1986-December 2014
  • Quarterly System Operating Profit & Loss Margin for U.S. Airlines: 3rd Quarter 2013-3rd Quarter 2014
  • Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2014 System Scheduled Enplanements
  • U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996-December 2014
  • Cruise Line Industry Overview, U.S.: 2009-2013
  • Amtrak Ridership: January 1991-November 2014
  • Rail Passenger Capacity Utilization, U.S.: 2003-2014
  • Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled, U.S., Monthly: January 1990-May 2014
  • Quarterly Growth in Real Tourism Spending & Real GDP, U.S.: 2000-2014
  • Transportation Services Index, U.S.: January 2000-December 2014
  • Percent Change in the U.S. Transportation Services Index (TSI) from Year-to-Year: 2006-2015
  • Employment in the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry, U.S.: 2007-2013

Top Companies Profiled

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  • Balboa Travel Inc
  • Go-Ahead Group plc (The)
  • Accor North America
  • Extended Stay America Inc
  • Japan Airlines Co., Ltd
  • Kerzner International Holdings Limited
  • ADA
  • Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
  • Aer Lingus Group plc
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines JSC

Industry Trends Analyzed Include:

  • Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur
  • Major Airlines Change Strategy, Charge Fees and Boost Profits
  • Some International Airlines Cut First Class Seats and Add to Business Class
  • ADS-B Improves Air Traffic Control
  • Private Jet Rentals Grow in the Form of Memberships and Fractional Shares
  • Boeing and Airbus Enjoy Boom in Orders/Major Aircraft Market in China
  • New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  • In Flight Wireless Takes Off
  • Air Traffic Grows/Airports Expand/ Middle East and Asia Have Strong Air Traffic
  • Massive, Long Term Growth in China’s Travel Market/Indian Travel Market Rebounds
  • Online Travel and Tourism Booking Continues Strong Growth
  • Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism Grow as Certification Standards Emerge
  • Hotel Market Booms/Luxury Chains Expand while Pod Rooms Grow in Popularity
  • Cruise Industry Market Is Strong while Capacity Soars with New Ships
  • New Technologies Show Promise for Port and Airport Security
  • High-Speed Passenger Trains, Including Maglev, Advance in China and Europe
  • Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experience at Airlines and Hotels
  • Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel
  • Private Space Vehicles Begin to Fly, Including the SpaceShipTwo, but 2014 Crash May Slow Development
  • The Future of Travel

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