Trendwatch

ASTA's 2008 Summer Hot Spots Survey Results

Top 10 Domestic Cities Orlando- 17.5 % Las Vegas- 15.4% San Francisco- 4.5% Los Angeles- 4.3% Miami- 2.6% Seattle- 2.2% New York City- 2.1% Honolulu- 1.9% San Diego- 1.7% Washington D.C.- 1.7%

Top Five Domestic States Florida- 23.6% Nevada- 15.7% California- 14.9% New York- 11.6% Hawaii- 9.7%

Top 10 International Cities London- 10.3% Rome- 9.0% Cancun- 7.1% Paris- 6.4% Montego Bay (Jamaica)- 3.5% Punta Cana- 2.3% Venice- 1.4% Barcelona- 1.1% Puerto Vallarta- 1.1% Vancouver- 0.8%

Top Five International Countries/Regions Italy- 18.7% Mexico- 16.1% United Kingdom- 12.5% Caribbean- 9.0% France- 9.0%

ARC Reports Air Sales Gain

The Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported $7.1 billion in sales for January 2008, a 6.2% increase over January 2007. The report covers 18,203 retail locations and 1,416 satellite ( STP) locations. Average daily sales were $11, 729 for 166 carriers, primarily airlines. The percentage of e-tickets continued to climb, accounting for 97.4% of the total. While total transactions declined 2.27% to 13.9 million – led by a 4.77% decline in domestic transactions – international transactions grew 5.6% to 3.6 million for the month. Credit card sales were $6.2 billion of the total sales. International fares grew 10.1% to $2.8 billion while domestic fares grew 2.3% to $3.2 billion. Total taxes and fees paid also grew 8.4% to $925 million.

Top Hotel Brands in Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Index

Hotel (Luxury) 1. W Hotels 2. Fairmont Hotels 3. Ritz-Carlton 4. InterContinental

Hotel (Upscale) 1. Hyatt/ Embassy Suites (tie) 2. Hilton 3. Swissôtel/ Wyndham/ Radisson (tie) 4. Sherton/ Crowne Plaza (tie) 5. Doubletree 6. Westin 7. Marriott

Hotel (Midscale) 1. Comfort Inn 2. Best Western/Hampton Inn (tie) 3. Holiday Inn/Ramada (tie)

Hotel (Economy) 1. Day's Inn 2. Travelodge /Econo-Lodge (tie) 3. Motel 6

Source: Brand Keys

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