U.S. Airlines Carry 66 Million Passengers in August 2021, Up 162% from August 2020, Still Down 20.8% from Pre-Pandemic August 2019

U.S. airlines carried 66 million passengers in August 2021 (preliminary) according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of passengers. That is an increase of 162% scheduled service passengers from August 2020 (25.2 million) but remains 20.8% below the number of passengers carried in the most recent corresponding pre-pandemic month, August 2019 (83.4 million).

The Small Hotel Guide to Finding the Right OTAs and Ranking Highly

Online travel agencies (OTAs) have dramatically changed the game when it comes to getting the word out about your property and inventory, and even booking rooms. However, for a small hotel, learning how to use these tools and even finding the right OTAs can be more than a little challenging. In this article, we’ll address what you need to know to find the right ones and then rank highly.

HSMAI Hosts Roundtable for Hospitality Commercial Executives

HSMAI convened commercial executives from 11 brands, 20 management companies, and 10 ownership groups to discuss evolving trends in revenue generation, commercial strategy, and consumer behavior as well as the opportunities to envision a different future to optimize profitability at an executive roundtable in Dallas on Sept. 30 as part of HSMAI’s Commercial Strategy Week.

77% of Travelers Want to Travel in the Next Year, with Europe Reigning As Top Destination

The survey of 9,074 consumers across France, Germany, India, Spain, Russia, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, and the US shows the appetite to travel is high. At the same time, it reveals that greater clarity on restrictions and guidelines will be key to unlocking increased traveler confidence. Over a third (35%) of travelers said the current international guidelines around where and how to travel are confusing, making them less likely to book business and/or leisure travel.