Travel News Report
Sep. 17, 2014

David Teel, President/CEO of TTIA discusses Texas' travel industry with Capital Tonight
Time Warner Cable News
Texas is one of the top three travel destinations in the country and the industry contributes significantly to the state's economy, second only to the oil & gas industry. On Sept. 10, Capital Tonight spoke with David Teel, who leads the group that advocates on behalf of the Texas travel & tourism industry.

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International tourism on track for another record-breaking year
Skift
International travel is growing, as expected, with 517 million international tourists crossing borders in the first six months of 2014, according to data released recently by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. That means 22 million more travelers have visited a foreign country between January and June than in the same period last year.More

An interview with Brand USA's Chris Thompson
Travel Weekly
Brand USA is the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the U.S. as an international destination. Chris Thompson, the former Visit Florida CEO who took over the top job two years ago, spoke with News Editor Bill Poling.More

Multigenerational travel reshaping family travel industry
TravelDailyNews
With multigenerational travel up 30 percent over the past year, and senior-led groups spending an average of $1,000 more per year than other travelers, the second TMS Family Travel Summit examined the opportunities and challenges of the multigenerational travel phenomenon. Organized by TMS Family Travel and Family Travel Consulting, the Summit brought together 38 travel journalists, editors, publishers and marketers to hear the latest research, discuss travelers' needs and determine marketing strategies for family groups led by retiring Boomers. More

US airline traffic snapshot for first six months in 2014
Skift
U.S. airlines carried 373.2 million passengers on domestic and international routes in the first six months of 2014, a 2 percent increase over the same period last year, according to data released recently by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Although domestic routes account for the majority of market share, up 1.8 percent to 323.5 million passengers, international routes saw slightly more growth, up 3.7 percent to 49.7 million passengers.More

How to generate real customer loyalty in the travel industry
FOX Business
Customer loyalty in the travel industry is not what it used to be. With increased transparency on comparative prices and easier access to booking tools, travelers are increasingly loyal to those that provide the best prices and experiences.More