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June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013

Travel Weekly
Margins have airlines selling more ancillaries through agents
Jay Sorensen, president of IdeaWorks, which tracks airline ancillary sales worldwide, said that airlines and GDSs are finally filling the “black hole of ancillaries.” IdeaWorks reported that ancillary revenue, which it defines as including not just a la carte options and bundled fare families but hotel and car rental bookings and income from co-branded credit cards, increased 19.6%, to $27.1 billion, in 2012.

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