US Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales in May Up Nearly 2000% Year Over Year

Data from the Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) shows that sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totaling USD $3.6b in MAY 2021. That’s a 1,914% increase compared to MAY 2020. The total represents an 18% month-over-month increase from APR 2021 and the fifth consecutive month of sales and passenger trip growth. Data shows that month-over-month, MAY 2021 results found that total U.S. passenger trips increased by 7 per cent, U.S. domestic trips were up by 9 per cent, and international trips were up by 4 per cent. “Summer leisure travel continues to boost new ticket purchases. In May, we also saw corporate travel pick up more than in previous months,” said Chuck Thackston, managing director of data science and research at ARC. “In the coming months we’ll be watching how the loosening of travel restrictions in Europe impacts international travel originating from the U.S.”


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