Travel Industry Wire
January, 11 2018
 
 
 
Spending by International Visitors to the U.S. Sharply Down in 2017
 
Spending by International Visitors to the U.S. Sharply Down in 2017
 
Int'l Travel, No. 2 U.S. Export, Has Been on Slide Since ‘15 Read More
 
Business Travel Trends
Business Travel 2018: The State of Play
 
Growth is expected in the coming year but, like the rest of the travel industry, business travel remains in a state of perpetual transition Read more
 
Blockchain For Hospitality
Will Blockchain Be Hospitable to the Travel and Hospitality Industry? - Strategic Coin
 
Old-timers will remember that travel was one of the first industries disrupted by the Internet. Travelocity and Priceline.com were followed by Kayak and other sites that disintermediated airlines, hotels and especially traditional travel agencies. This article focuses on the hospitality but blockchain upstarts are again trying to shake things up. Read more
 
Hyperloop
Virgin Hyperloop One Shares First Look at the Hyperloop End-to-End Passenger Experience
Virgin Hyperloop One and HERE CEOs
 
Virgin Hyperloop One, the only company in the world that has built a full-scale hyperloop system, is sharing its vision for a seamless travel experience through the first-ever hyperloop passenger application demo, powered by HERE Technologies, and publicly unveiling its first-generation pod at CES 2018. Read more
 
Azul Performance
Azul Reports December 2017 Traffic
 
Passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 15.4% compared to December 2016 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 13.1%. As a result, load factor was 83.1%, 1.7 percentage points higher than in the same period last year. Read more
 
Hawaiian Airlines Performance
Hawaiian Airlines Carries Record 11.5 Million Passengers in 2017
 
Updates Expected Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Metrics Read more
 
SkyWest Performance
SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined December 2017 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines
 
SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) yesterday reported 151,437 block hours in December 2017, compared to 156,788 block hours in December 2016, a decrease of 5,351 or 3.4%. The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest's fleet transition plan to improve the mix of aircraft in its fleet by adding new E175 aircraft, while reducing its 50-seat jets. Read more
 
Southwest Airlines Performance
Southwest Airlines Reports December 2017 Traffic
 
The Company flew 10.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in December 2017, an increase of 2.6 percent from the 10.4 billion RPMs flown in December 2016. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.8 percent to 12.9 billion in December 2017, compared with December 2016 ASMs of 12.6 billion. Read more
 
Global Air Freight Trends
November Peak Season Global Air Freight Demand Up 8.8%
 
Global air freight markets show that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was an increase from the 5.8% annual growth recorded in October 2017 Read more
 
Urgency Marketing Tactics
Urgency Marketing Tactics in Travel Come Under Scrutiny of Consumer Watchdog - Travolution
 
Widely-used online marketing techniques designed to unstill a sense of urgency into consumers look set to come under greater scrutiny following a probe by Which?, the UK consumer champion. Read more
 

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In Brief...
 

United Airlines Performance
United Reports December 2017 Operational Performance

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau Appointment
Mark Crabb Named Vice President of Convention Sales & Services for Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

FITUR 2018
UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2018

Princess Cruises Fleet
Princess Cruises Debuts New Features and Upgrades Onboard Star Princess to Start Hawaii Season

Icelandair Routes
Icelandair Launches Baltimore Route

JetBlue Routes
JetBlue Add Flights In Fort Lauderdale With New, Nonstop Service to Santiago, D.R. and Grand Cayman

Other News
Los Angeles Welcomes Record 48.3 Million Visitors in 2017

 
 
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