Travel News Report
Oct. 8, 2014

Gavel goes to Denton
Denton Record-Chronicle
Wherever we are, the staff of the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is representing Denton. Here at home, on the road, on Facebook or other social media forums, our individual selves are linked to the CVB. We are keenly aware of this fact, and each of us wears the mantle of that responsibility with honor and loyalty to our original independent brand on and off the clock.More

US business travelers spend $72.8 billion in spring 2014
Successful Meetings
Business travelers spent an estimated $72.8 billion on business trips from the United States in the second quarter of 2014, up 7.1 percent from the second quarter of 2013, according to the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association, which recently released its latest business travel forecast: the "GBTA BTI Outlook — United States 2014 Q3" report.More

Travel industry ends summer with increased jobs, exports
Successful Meetings
The travel industry ended summer 2014 with a boost in both travel employment and travel exports, according to the U.S. Travel Association, which recently released analyses of the U.S. Department of Labor's latest jobs report and the U.S. Department of Commerce's latest trade report — for September and August, respectively.More

Airfares remain stable despite decline in airline competition
Los Angeles Times
After the marriage of American Airlines and U.S. Airways last year — the latest of several airline mergers — more than 80 percent of the nation's domestic air travel was funneled through just four carriers. Antitrust advocates warned that the decline in competition would surely lead to higher fares.More

DFW, Love Field get makeovers in time for end of Wright Amendment
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Dallas Love Field have spent several years and millions of dollars getting gussied up for Oct. 13. When the Wright Amendment flight restrictions are lifted recently at Dallas Love Field, travelers will be able to board long-haul flights out of a brand new terminal. More

Survey: What Americans expect out of travel in 2020
Switchfly announced the results of its new survey of American travelers recently, and some of the findings may seem a bit out-of-this-world. About 5 percent of Americans admit that they're anticipating having space-traveled around low Earth orbit by 2020. What's more, 3 percen of Americans expect to have visited the International Space Station or Mars by that year. The generation and gender contributing to these intergalactic aspirations the most are millennial men.More