Travel News Report
Sep. 11, 2013

Travel employment up in August
Successful Meetings
After falling in July, travel employment rose again in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association, which last week released an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor’s August jobs report. Overall, the Labor Department reported, unemployment in August held steady at 7.3 percent as the U.S. economy added 169,000 new jobs — 14,000 of which were in the travel industry, which currently boasts direct employment of 7.8 million.More

Revenue figure up at Southwest Airlines
The Associated Press via KTVT-TV
Passenger flew fewer miles on Southwest Airlines Co. in August, but they paid more per mile than a year ago. The company, which also owns AirTran Airways, said Monday that passenger revenue for every seat flown 1 mile rose 4 percent compared with August 2012. That follows an increase of 4 percent to 5 percent for July.More

American Airlines reports increase in traffic, revenue figure
The Associated Press via KTRK-TV
American Airlines says its passenger traffic and a key revenue figure rose in August compared with last summer. The figures released Monday are a sign of continuing solid demand for air travel.More

TSA expands PreCheck to 60 additional airports
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The Transportation Security Administration plans to expand its express security checkpoint program — TSA PreCheck — to 60 new U.S. airports by the end of the year, bringing the total number of airports with TSA PreCheck to 100, it announced.More

A successful website: 8 ways to get visitors to stick around
By Andrea Fischetti
When people land on your website, how much are they really engaging with your content? If you use Google Analytics, you should be able to make informed decisions about your website: knowing how much time people spend there, what pages they stay on or leave from and whether they return. Getting people to your site is a project in itself, but getting them to stay there and engage after they arrive is the hardest part. Here are eight sure ways to get them to stick around.More