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New Big Book of Travel Data Reveals $867 Billion in Revenue from Airlines, Hotels, Car Rental & OTAs – Press Release

Allianz Partners, a global leader in travel protection and consumer specialty insurance, and IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultant on ancillary revenue, have released the first edition of The Allianz Partners Big Book of Travel Data by IdeaWorksCompany.  This new publication, which expands on IdeaWorks’ former Big Book of Airline Data, provides a world of industry data for …

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2022 Allianz Partners Big Book of Travel Data – Report

Allianz Partners and IdeaWorksCompany release report filled with data from 122 airlines, 174 hotel brands, leading car rental companies and OTAs.  Allianz Partners, a global leader in travel protection and consumer specialty insurance, and IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultant on ancillary revenue, have released the first edition of The Allianz Partners Big Book of Travel Data …

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More Airlines Adopt Carry-On Fees – Press Release

From global network airlines to low cost carriers, baggage is the top a la carte revenue performer.  The latest report from IdeaWorksCompany describes innovations focusing on carry-ons, baggage check-in, and booking path displays.  Fees for carry-on bags are the latest development in the global quest for ancillary revenue.  Low cost carriers have always led the …

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Baggage Belts Deliver Cash for Smart Airlines – Report

This CarTrawler sponsored analysis reviews the baggage fee methods embraced by 18 carriers leading the pack.  From global network airlines to low cost carriers, baggage is the top a la carte revenue performer.  The latest report from IdeaWorksCompany describes innovations focusing on carry-ons, baggage check-in, and booking path displays.  Fees for carry-on bags are the …

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Global Baggage Fee Revenue Jumps to $20.9 Billion – Press Release

IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultancy on airline ancillary revenues, and CarTrawler, leading global B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the travel industry, recently estimated ancillary revenue at $65.8 billion worldwide for 2021. This CarTrawler Global Estimate of Baggage Fee Revenue identifies baggage as a $20.9 billion component and provides a summary of baggage …

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The Pandemic, Technology, and the Environment Are Changing Airline Business Travel – Report

CarTrawler-sponsored analysis describes how the pandemic, technology, and environmental concerns have changed airline business travel. It could be a year in which the airline industry recovers some of the profits lost during the pandemic. That’s the picture for leisure travel, especially in the burgeoning premium leisure sector. The recovery of business travel is complex and …

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Changes to Airline Business Travel Prompt Focus On Premium Leisure as a New Post-Pandemic Opportunity – Press Release

The recovery of business travel is complex and largely unwritten. Online meeting technology continues to march ahead, company employees are still working from home, corporations are setting carbon reductions tied to business travel, and the airline industry still struggles to find firmer footing. Innovation and resilience saved airlines during the pandemic, and these same traits …

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Airlines Now Competing With Other Leisure Activities, Consultant Says

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means 2022 will likely be another year of upheaval in the airline business, according to a report issued by IdeaWorks, a Shorewood-based air travel consultancy.  The report was issued in late November by IdeaWorks in conjunction with Dublin, Ireland-based CarTrawler, a global provider of technology solutions for the travel …

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Covid-Era Travel Risks Are Changing: What to Consider So You Don’t Get Stranded

Wall Street Journal Sudden border closures. Quarantines. Given the new risks, the days of improvised trips for business or pleasure have become endangered in the Covid-19 era.  The new Omicron variant did more than prompt governments to quickly close borders and tighten Covid-19-related travel restrictions. It signaled that health disruptions are here to stay as …

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