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Travel Travel Advisors Achieved Record Airline Ticket Sales in 2019

14:55  17 january  2020
14:55  17 january  2020 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that U.S.-based travel agencies achieved record sales of airline tickets in 2019 . The consolidated dollar value of tickets sold last year totaled .4 billion, a 2.8% increase when compared to 2018.*.

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that U.S.-based travel agencies achieved record sales of airline tickets in 2019 . The consolidated dollar value of tickets sold last year totaled .4 billion, a 2.8% increase when compared to 2018.*.

The Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced Wednesday that travel advisors in the United States achieved record sales of airline tickets in 2019.

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Research from ARC found the consolidated dollar value of tickets sold last year totaled $97.4 billion, which was a 2.8 percent increase compared to the previous year. The record-breaking totals were aided by a 10 percent surge in December ticket sales.

The study found the average round-trip ticket price in 2019 was $494, a $4 increase over 2018.

In addition, total passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S.-based travel agencies increased by 2.3 percent last year, with international flights growing by nearly three percent and domestic journeys jumping two percent.

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Travel advisors also saw Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) sales in December grow by 44 percent to help total 2019 sales increase by eight percent to $84.6 million, an increase of 8.5 percent over 2018.

The last year was incredibly busy for not just travel advisors, but also the commercial aviation industry as a whole. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) broke records over the 2019 holiday travel period, screening more than 43.8 million passengers and crew members, a four percent jump from 2018.

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