Travel Industry Wire
January, 26 2018
2018 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook
Deloitte Releases 2018 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook
Travel and tourism now account for more than one-tenth of global GDP. What trends can help hospitality and travel companies harness even more growth?​ Read More
Visit U.S. Coalition
Visit U.S. Coalition Launches Amid Drop in U.S. Share of Global Travel
The dip in U.S. market share is a hindrance to the president’s economic goals, which the Visit U.S. coalition intends to help correct. Research prepared for Visit U.S. by the U.S. Travel Association shows that while global travel volume increased 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2017, the U.S. slice of that growing pie fell from 13.6 percent to 11.9 percent in the same period—the first drop after more than a decade of consistent growth. Read more
U.S. Airline Employment Trends
November 2017 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent more workers in November 2017 than in November 2016, reaching 429,946 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Read more
Airline Ticket Sales Trends
Increased Passenger Trips in 2017 Spur 3.4 Percent Sales Increase
ARC EMD Processing for Ancillaries Increased 58 Percent Read more
Market Report Middle East
Middle East & North Africa Tourism Consolidates Recovery
International tourism in the Middle East and North Africa showed clear signs of recovery in 2017 with growths of 5% and 13%, respectively. Read more
JetBlue Cruising Store Partnership
JetBlue Modernizes the Cruise Planning and Booking Experience with AI Technology
In Partnership with CruisingStore, Travelers Can Build Customized Itineraries with Dedicated Customer Service and Competitive Prices Read more
Webinar - The Role Of Digital Technologies To Enhance The Customer Experience
Webinar: How Choice Hotels & Dorchester Collection Use Digital Technologies to Enhance the Customer Experience
Webinar - the Role of Digital Technologies to Enhance the Customer Experience
EyeforTravel's latest webinar brings together experts from Choice Hotels, Dorchester Collection, and more to discuss the various digital tools available in the travel industry to enhance the customer experience. Read more
JetBlue Technology Ventures
JetBlue Technology Ventures Announces Latest Investment and Partnership with Global Startup Platform for Travel Technology
New investment in hyper-local weather forecasting company ClimaCell brings JetBlue Technology Ventures’ Investment Portfolio to fifteen start-ups Read more
United Airlines Performance
United Airlines Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Performance
For the fourth quarter of 2017, revenue was $9.4 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent year-over-year. Fourth-quarter 2017 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) was up 0.2 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. Read more
Smart Travel Data Summit North America 2018
North America’s Only Travel Data Summit is Back in 2018
If you work Data, Analytics, RM, Product or Marketing – this is a conference you don’t want to miss out on. We guarantee you will walk away with actionable insights and takeaways. Read more
Rich Media Exchange
CCRA Announces Strategic Partnership with Rich Media Exchange Providing Digital Media Access to Members
The agreement centers around RME’s unique digital asset management (DAM), capability that enables CCRA to host their own internal media portal, called the Agent Media Portal. The Agent Media Portal, (hosted at, will provide CCRA’s extensive membership of preferred travel agency partners and industry suppliers a library of rich digital media, including professional quality videos, imagery, as well as tour guides, and training materials Read more
Group Booking Commissions
Marriott Delivers Blow to Agents, Cutting Pay on Group Bookings - Travel Weekly
Marriott International will reduce the commission rate on group bookings at North American hotels from 10% to 7% on March 31. Read more
Express Recruiting Service
SearchWide Announces Express Recruiting Service
SearchWide Announces Express Recruiting Service
SearchWide, an executive search and recruitment firm that has primarily worked in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry for nearly two decades has now launched a new recruiting service specifically for customers seeking to fill mid-level management roles quickly. Read more

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