Travel Industry Wire
April, 18 2017
 
 
 
UNWTO World Tourism Barometer
 
Chinese Tourists Spent 12% More in Travelling Abroad in 2016
 
2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders. Read More
 
U.S. Air Ticket Sales Trends
U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Increase in March
 
ARC Reports Roundtrip Ticket Prices for First Quarter 2017 Up 7.5 Percent Read more
 
Greek Regional Airports
Fraport Greece Begins 40-Year Concession at 14 Greek Regional Airports
 
Greek State receives €1.234 billion upfront payment - Fraport Greece will further invest about €400 million for improving and expanding the airports' infrastructure by 2021 - Focus on enhancing facilities, operational processes and the passenger experience - Single largest expansion of Fraport Group's international airport portfolio says CEO Schulte Read more
 
Delta Air Lines Results
Delta Air Lines Announces March Quarter Profit
 
March quarter 2017 GAAP pre-tax income of $915 million, net income of $603 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.82 Read more
 
WestJet Performance
WestJet Reports March Load Factor of 84.1 Per Cent
 
Airline increases traffic by 8.7 per cent, flies a record 2.0 million guests for the month of March Read more
 
Embraer Deliveries
Embraer Delivers 18 Commercial and 15 Executive Jets in 1Q17
 
During the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) delivered 18 jets to the commercial aviation market across the U.S., Europe and China. In the business aviation market, 15 aircraft were delivered in the same period, being 11 light jets and 4 large jets. On March 31, Embraer's firm order backlog totaled USD 19.2 billion. Read more
 
Alaska Airlines Routes
Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Flights to San Luis Obispo, California, and Wichita, Kansas
 
Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service today from its Seattle hub to San Luis Obispo, California, and Wichita, Kansas. The airline will operate daily flights to each market. Read more
 
Fast Forward Awards
Travel Daily USA Announces the First Annual Fast Forward Awards
 
Recognizing the Best Marketing Videos in Travel Read more
 
GBTA Convention 2017
GBTA And Phocuswright Partner to Launch Innovation Series at GBTA Convention 2017
 
This multifaceted, interactive program will bring the business travel industry’s most impactful innovators to GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. The Innovation Series and Innovation Row at Convention are sponsored by Travel Leaders Group. Read more
 
Travel Advertising Trends
Can Facebook Catch Up To Google In Travel Advertising? - By Stephen Taylor
Can Facebook Catch Up To Google In Travel Advertising?
 
Google set its eyes on the travel industry a while ago. Travel is one of its top ad revenue sources. The Priceline Group alone reportedly spent a big chunk of its $3.5 billion investment in search engine marketing with Google in 2016. That’s not to mention Google’s many travel products, including consumer travel planning apps and Google flights. Read more
 

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In Brief...
 

Long Beach Cruise Terminal
Carnival Cruise Line and City of Long Beach Start Renovations at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal

Meetings Management Courses
GBTA to Offer Online Strategic Meetings Management Courses Beginning This Month

Alaska Airlines Routes
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Announce New Dallas Love Field Routes to Seattle; San Diego; San Jose, California; and Portland, Oregon

JetBlue Routes
JetBlue Expands Port-au-Prince Service with Nonstop Orlando Flights

 
 
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