July Travel News Airline traffic is up & Hotels doing better

Williamsburg Travel Management




All of us here at Williamsburg wish you a very pleasant summer. It is a great time of year with the children out of school and many of our clients enjoying their mid summer family vacation.

After a very difficult first quarter with spikes in fuel costs, numerous cancellations due to bad weather, and a slow economy, things in the travel industry have improved significantly.

US Airline Traffic & Passenger Revenues Are Up
Once again, major U.S. airlines saw their passenger revenues increase, 14.4% in May, the 17th consecutive month they're seen an increase, according to the Air Traffic Association.

Because of North American airlines’ cautious capacity management, carriers continued to trim capacity in April and May and traffic was up over year.

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Hotels Doing Better at Keeping Customers Happy
Starwood’s The Luxury Collection had the highest satisfaction score, and Ritz-Carlton was a close second.

InterContinental Hotels Group conducted a pilot test on mobile room key and is evaluating the results.

How it works: On the day you’re scheduled to arrive, the room number and the digital hotel room key is sent to your mobile phone.

Hotel room rates are rising as demand for business travel increases, according to the latest Business Travel Monitor.

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If you are planning fall meetings and corporate events, we are pleased to assist with items such as destination and hotel site selection, on-line registration, and group air travel programs.

The cruise industry, in particular, has great values for holding meetings at sea, with all meals, meeting space, and audio visual included in the cruise price.

It has been a record breaking year for us here at Williamsburg Travel Management. We greatly appreciate your business, your partnership with us, and your friendship.


Terry W. Brennan
Williamsburg Travel Management



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