Travelers Find More Ways to Capitalize on Smarter Value Offerings; Young Professionals Turn to Technology for Travel
The Website Has Seen a Six Per Cent Rise in Eurozone Searches for the Month of May 2010 Compared With the Same Period in 2009
ATPs rise as airlines manage capacity and business travel demand begins to return; Hotel market for corporate travelers remains soft
However, Americans expect to spend more on transportation and other vacation costs
Ancillary Fee Headaches Intensify for Travel Buyers. Nearly 38 percent of travel buyers found their supplier relationships more difficult to manage as a direct result of the complicated ancillary fee landscape.
Booking Volume Increase of 27.4% and Growth in ADR of 5.5% Reconfirm Business Travel Recovery
The full year forecast is stubbornly resisting any suggestion that it should break through the 4% point mark.
During 2009, Orlando welcomed 46.6 million visitors, making it the most visited U.S. destination of the year. This total visitation number represents just a 4.7 percent decrease as compared with 2008, marking a much stronger performance than the earlier forecast by D.K. Shifflet and Associates of a 9.9 percent decrease in a difficult year for the travel and tourism industry.
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, reported that passenger revenue, based on a sample group of carriers(1), rose 12.5 percent in April 2010 versus the same month in 2009, marking the fourth consecutive month of revenue growth.
As summer approaches, temperatures are not the only thing rising. Consumers also appear to be warming up to vacations and road trips, according to a new Deloitte survey. Almost one-third (31 percent) of survey respondents plan to take a leisure trip during the Memorial Day weekend, up from the 24 percent who said they traveled a year ago during the same period. In addition, 17 percent of consumers surveyed expect to take a longer break than they did last year.