The week in travel stats showed strength in the hotel and air travel sectors, with data from hotels, airlines and ARC showing positive signs for the travel industry.
Hotel Industry Starts Strong in 2014
According to recent industry research, the hotel industry is off to a strong start in 2014, with recovery in lodging demand, a gain in revenue per available room (RevPAR), a rebound in hotel construction and a gain in average daily rate (ADR).
Agencies' First Quarter Air Sales Up
The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 4.55 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totaling $24 billion versus $23 billion in 2013.
Airlines Expect Sharp Rise in Passenger Demand
The International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast projects a sharp rise in passenger numbers through 2017.
American Express Global Business Travel Forecast 2014
With 2014 in full swing, American Express looks at the top business travel trends by region.
Google Drives Mobile Search
Travel agents looking to keep their website visible on mobile devices should take heed: Google continues to be the dominant search engine on the platform. According to a recent digital marketing survey by the Rimm-Kaufman Group, in Q1 2014 Google generated 87 percent of mobile organic search visits, as compared to 81 percent of organic search visits overall.
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