Plunkett's Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry Almanac 2008: Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies

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The travel industry has been through exceptional upheaval and change. Plunkett's Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac will be your complete guide to this fascinating industry. After reeling from the effects of the September 11, 2001 tragedies, the travel business is now emerging as a more streamlined, efficient and focused industry. Many of the biggest, most successful firms are becoming extremely global in nature. Meanwhile, most airlines are struggling to return to profitability, while low-cost providers Southwest Airlines and JetBlue continue to set the standard for air travel. Deregulation is opening up huge travel markets in India and China. On the hotel side, massive management firms, development companies and real estate investment trusts are gaining in scale and influence. The booking of travel online is perhaps the most successful niche of all of the world's e-commerce efforts. Consumers use the Internet to become better informed and to seek bargains. Online sites like Travelocity, Priceline and Orbitz steer millions of consumers toward specific airlines and hotels in a manner that lowers prices and improves satisfaction among consumers. The exciting new reference book (which includes a fully-featured database on CD-ROM) will give you access to the complete scope of the travel industry, including: Analysis of major trends; Market research; Statistics and historical tables; Airlines; Hotel operators; Entertainment destinations such as resorts and theme parks; Tour operators; The largest travel agencies; E-commerce firms; Cruise lines; Casino hotels; Car rental; and much, much more. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in onesuperb, value-priced package. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. This book also includes statistical tables, a travel industry glossary, industry contacts and thorough indexes. The corporate profile section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of over 300 leading companies in all facets of the travel industry. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.
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Especially useful for market research, strategic planning and job hunting. Recommended for business reference collections.
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This book/CD–ROM resource is designed to assist executives and students with market research, strategic planning, employment searches, contact or prospect list creation and financial research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593920937
  • Publisher: Plunkett Research
  • Publication date: 9/10/2007
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

A Short Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Glossary i

Introduction 1
How to Use This Book 3
Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry 7
1) Introduction to the Travel Industry 7
2) Discount Airlines Set the Standard 9
3) Major U.S. Airlines Begin to Bounce Back 10
4) International Airlines Try to Lure Passengers with In–flight Perks in Economy Plus Class 13
5) Business Travel and Luxury Travel are on the Rise 13
6) Open Skies Agreement Lowers Restrictions on Trans–Atlantic Travel 14
7) Very Light Jets (VLJ) Zoom into the Private Air Travel Market 14
8) Private Jet Rentals Rise in the Form of Fractional Share Ownership 16
9) Boeing Takes the Lead Over Airbus 17
10) New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort 19
11) Airports Ramp Up to Accommodate High Traffic and New Aircraft 19
12) Deregulation Opens Huge Travel Markets in China and India 20
13) Booking Travel Over the Internet Continues Rapid Growth 21
14) Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism Grow as Certification Standards Emerge 23
15) Destination Club Membership Growth Is Checked 23
16) Hotels Are Adding Rooms, Upgrading Amenities While Recording Record Profits 24
17) Vacation Home Sales Hit All Time High, but A Slowdown Looms 25
18) Cruise Industry Bookings are Strong, Including Berths on Luxury Liners 26
19) Convention Center Space is Expanding Rapidly, Hoping for a Rebound in Meetings 26
20) New Technologies Show Promise for Port and Airport Security 27
21) High Speed Passenger Trains, Including Maglev, Gain New Acceptance 30
22) Self–Check–In Kiosks, RFID and Other New Technologies Save LaborCosts for Airlines and Hotels 31
23) Las Vegas Hotel Construction Boom Continues, But Housing Sales May Cool 32
24) Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity–Based Travel 32
25) The Future of Travel 33

Chapter 2: Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics 35
Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Overview 36
International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S.: 2000–2008 37
Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism in the U.S.: 1995–2006 38
U.S. Travel Forecast Summary: 2004–2010 39
Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1981–2006 40
Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended May 2007 41
U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region: 2005–2017 42
Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2000–2017 43
Air Travel Price Index, U.S.: 1995–2006 44
Domestic Airline Jet Fuel Prices, U.S.: 1992–2006 45
Quarterly System Operating Profit & Loss Margin for U.S. Airlines: 1st Quarter 2006–1st Quarter 2007 46
North American Cruise Line Statistics: 2004–1st Quarter 2007 48
North American Cruise Passenger Nights by Cruise Line: 2004–1st Quarter 2007 49
North American Cruise Passengers by Departure Port: 2004–1st Quarter 2007 50
North American Cruise Passengers by Destination: 2004–1st Quarter 2007 51
Amtrak Ridership: 1991–August 2006 52
U.S. Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled, Monthly: 1992–2006 53
Transportation Services Index, U.S.: 1992–2006 54
Percent Change in the U.S. Transportation Services Index (TSI) from Year–to–Year: 1998–2007 55
Hotel Industry Figures, U.S.: 2002–2006 56
U.S. Lodging Industry, Estimated Revenues & Profits: 1992–2009 57
U.S. Lodging Industry: Monthly Change in Occupancy Percentage, January 2000–June 2007 58
U.S. Lodging Industry: Monthly Change in Average Daily Rate (ADR), January 2000–June 2007 59
Estimated Average Daily Expenditures per Convention Delegate, Major U.S. Cities: 2007 60
Average Number of Vacation Days for Employees in Selected Nations 61
Employment in the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry, U.S.: 2000–2006 62

Chapter 3: Important Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Contacts 63
(Addresses, Phone Numbers and World Wide Web Sites)

Chapter 4: THE TRAVEL 300:
Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 91
Industry List, With Codes 92
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 94
Alphabetical Index 102
Index of Headquarters Location by State 105
Index of Non–U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 108
Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 111
Index of Firms with Operations Outside the U.S. 119
Individual Profiles on Each of THE TRAVEL 300 123
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 462
Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Affiliations 463
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