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Hotels Try Out Fees for Using the Pool and Checking In Early

Wall Street Journal One of the largest U.S. hotel owners is experimenting this year with a new business strategy: Charge guests for most services and amenities, just like in the airline industry.  In 2019, airlines world-wide collected $75.6 billion in a la carte revenue, more than doubling what they collected in 2015, according to a …

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Asian Carriers Dominated 2020 with China Southern Bumping American Airlines from Top Slot – Press Release

The new Datalex Big Book of Airline Data by IdeaWorksCompany offers passenger traffic, airline revenue, and frequent flyer info for 188 airlines from Aegean to Zhuhai.  Dublin, Ireland & Shorewood, Wisconsin, 12 August 2021: Datalex, a market leader in digital commerce for retail travel, and IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultant on ancillary revenue, have released the second …

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Datalex Big Book of Airline Data by IdeaWorksCompany – Report

Datalex, a market leader in digital commerce for retail travel, and IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultant on ancillary revenue, have released the second edition of The Datalex Big Book of Airline Data by IdeaWorksCompany. The 2021 edition provides a world of airline industry data collated by alphabetical order, size, airline type, region, and alliance.  The first …

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Airline Comments On Business Travel Encouraging, But Ignore Some Realities

Forbes People travel for business for a number of reasons. Often, when people think of business travel, they equate this to sales calls or relationship building. This is a common and important reason, and represents the single largest category of pre-pandemic travel according to an IdeaWorksCompany report. Yet, this category still accounts for only 35% …

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American, Delta, easyJet, Emirates, and IATA Provide Examples of How to Save the Airline Industry – Press Release

Innovation can create the consistency sought by consumers and the revenue needed by airlines.  CarTrawler and IdeaWorksCompany continue the “Transformation 2021” series of reports with a second installment to guide the airline and travel industries to the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.  Transformation 2021: Consistency and Innovation Will Save the Airline Industry …

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Consistency and Innovation Will Save the Airline Industry – Report

The airline industry has been tasked by the pandemic to restore confidence and consistency to the travel experience.  This report describes the many methods deployed by airlines to boost traffic and revenue during the recovery.  The pandemic, and the long tail of its hoped-for demise, has thrust more work into the arms of airlines.  Not …

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One year in, these grounded frequent fliers want back up in the air

Washington Post “We are now going on a year where many corporations have cut business travel almost completely,” said Jay Sorensen, president of IdeaWorks, an aviation industry consulting firm. “That’s never happened before. Any time you reduce travel for that length of time, it has staying power.”  International business travel is most at risk, Sorensen said, …

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Zoom vs. handshake battle to impact business air travel’s fate

Deutsche Welle A recent study by Idea Works found that only 25% of all business air trips are undertaken to support sales and secure clients. Intra-company meetings account for 20% and those commuting to work by air for another 5%.  “This category [intra-company meetings] will be a strong candidate for cost savings and in-person activity will …

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When will Covid-19 recede to a background threat?

Travelweek Canada When consumers get to the point that they can treat COVID-19 as a background threat, that’s when recovery in the airline industry will take off in earnest.  That’s how Jay Sorensen, a veteran of the airline industry and President of consulting firm IdeaWorksCompany, sees the end game for the pandemic’s negative impact on …

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Airlines Still Don’t Know When Passengers Will Return

New York Times Some experts argue that corporate travel may never fully recover, with many in-person meetings permanently replaced by video conferences and phone calls. Travel for sales meetings, conventions and trade shows is least likely to be permanently affected, IdeaWorks, an industry consulting firm, said in a December report.  But shorter trips to meet …

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