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Other Agency category losing steam in their lead the sale of international air tickets

According to the Airline Reporting Corporation, 52% of all international airline ticket sales ($3.9b) is done by the “other travel agent” category.  This is down from 57% the beginning of the year. Mega agencies come in 2nd with 30% ($2.2b) of all agency sales.  This is up from 25% in the 1st quarter. The Online

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Per ARC, YTD Mega agencies are holding steady on Domestic Air Tickets Issued

According to the Airline Reporting Corporation, for all three quarters to date of 2012, Mega Agencies have issued 25% of the domestic airline tickets issued by the agency community. The Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) grew as a percentage of total transactions (42%) in the 2nd quarter, but reverted back to 41% of total agency sales

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International gap between travel agents and online grows larger

This is the second in a series of blogs this week about the 3Q2012 Airline Reporting Corporation  statistics.   Today’s topic is the average value of an international airline ticket. This graphic tells several stories.   First, it shows that quarter over quarter, for the first quarter all channels were up as it relates to

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Flashback 1995 – This is not a drill. This is not a drill.

Retrospective – Part 3 of a 4 part series (for Part 2 click HERE) In my last blog, we talked about how mini-computers impacted the travel ecosystem and how they helped travel agencies consolidate booking information from multiple sources for reporting and accounting purposes. They vastly improved productivity, accuracy and timeliness and were especially useful

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Making Sense of the Airline Distribution Noise – Airfares by Agency Channel

With all the noise over airline distribution, how has it really changed since 2010? I’m glad you asked. For well more than a decade, I’ve been analyzing the changes taking place in airline ticket distribution here in the US.  There is a lot of noise over this issue, particularly as the airlines continue to invest

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To Delta Airlines: I would have built the website for $80 million…..

In reference to “Richard Anderson, Delta Air Lines (5Q Interview)“ As a follow on to my earlier article last week about doing the math on distribution costs, I can’t resist commenting on Delta spending $100 million on its website, or roughly $1 per passenger boarded, based on 2010 performance. The premise here is presumably that

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Travel Industry – Online airline ticket sale growth trending down – TMCs picking up slack

The Airline Reporting Corporation tracks airline ticket sales for the 14,500 travel agencies (both online and offline) in the US.  In May, these agencies sold $7.4 billion in air tickets, up 5.92% year over year. In the first quarter of 2011, online agencies represented 23% of all airline tickets sold in the US, that is

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