4th-Quarter 2016 U.S. Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $347 in the fourth quarter of 2016, down 6.1 percent from $369 in the fourth quarter of 2015, adjusted for inflation.
MENA wellness tourism growing 6%, and spa revenues 10%, annually a unique market, with more than two-thirds of wellness travel spend coming from inbound tourists. Regional trends span a shift from 'generic luxury' to indigenous-to-MENA wellness experiences and domestic wellness tourism poised to gain on international
The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor fell to 83.3 percent in January, seasonally adjusted, falling for the second consecutive month).
The reporting carriers canceled 1.5 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in February 2017, an improvement over both the 1.6 percent cancellation rate posted in February 2016 and the 2.0 percent rate in January 2017.
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.