Brazil was top-of-mind this week in travel stats with new research on safety trends during the World Cup and a look at how the JOLT Act could boost travel from the country to the U.S.
Top Travel Safety Trends for the World Cup
iJet International has compiled an infographic of the top travel safety tips and trends for clients headed to the World Cup - here's what you need to know.
How the JOLT Act Would Affect Brazil Travel
The Discover America Partnership has released new projections on how passage of the JOLT Act would boost travel from the country of Brazil as part of the organization's advocacy efforts on behalf of the bill. Here's what the legislation could mean.
Complaints About Airline Service Up
In April, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report said the DOT received 1,259 complaints about airline service from consumers, up 16.0 percent from the 1,085 complaints filed in April 2013, and up 12.5 percent from the 1,119 received in March 2014.
Despite this, the nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.6 percent in April, up from both the 77.3 percent on-time rate posted in April 2013 and the 77.6 percent on-time rate posted in March 2014, according to the DOT.
What Travelers Are Willing to Splurge On
Agents looking for an upsell opportunity would do well to heed Expedia's recent 2014 Vacation Spending Index, which revealed the top categories in which travelers were willing to spend a little extra.
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