And that’s not all…here’s a nifty recap of Vegas by the numbers it generates — off the tables:
Read the summary here: http://ht.ly/HklAT
Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) released a joint comprehensive review of air travel data, and a look at what it might mean for travelers, airlines, and more in 2015.
USA Today recently summarized much of the more pointed highlights of the report – answering questions that are top of mind among frequent flyers, such as: Will airfares go up – or down – in 2015? Is there a “best” day to find low fares? And when should you take that trip to Europe?
Read the full article here: http://ht.ly/GIexr.
American Airlines recently announced a new year-long promotion in which premium travelers will earn bonus rewards as part of the company’s AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs.
According to a report from BusinessTraveller.com, in 2015, American Airlines will reconfigure its frequent flyer program to reward members travelling in first and business class.
The promotion will see AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles members earn miles based on a combination of distance flown, the fare purchased and elite status level. This is the first time that American has taken ticket price into consideration and hasn’t awarded miles based solely on distance flown.
Read the full article here:
In a recent post on Forbes.com, it’s reported that more than ever before, travelers are flying in style — first class, that is — with their beloved pooches.
According to the article, quite a few elite companies are offering first class services for jet pets including one with a concierge service provided by Sit N Stay. JetBlue also offers a program called JetPaws, designed to give owners all the tips and tools they need for a smooth trip with their pet.
Read the full article here.
It’s difficult to fathom these numbers, but according to research compiled by onlineaccountingdegrees.com, travel and tourism generates about 266 million jobs globally, and the total economic output generated by the U.S. travel and tourism industry equals $1.5 trillion.
See the infographic below for the full statistical analysis.