U.S. Travel Agencies' Air Ticket Sales Remain Slightly Ahead of 2012

Year-Over-Year Transactions Down by Less than One Percent

Dec 16, 2013, 17:00 ET from ARC

ARLINGTON, Va. , Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.- based travel agencies increased 1.32 percent* year-over-year in the first eleven months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totaling $80.9 billion vs. $79.8 billion in 2012. Sales for November 2013 were $6.2 million, a 1.1 percent increase over November 2012.

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As of November 30, ticket transactions for 2013 remained virtually flat at -0.88 percent with 133.5 million transactions versus 134.7 million transactions over the same period in 2012. Year-to-date passenger segments decreased 2.1 percent to 335.2 million compared to 342.4 million in the first eleven months of 2012 and 342.3 million in 2011.

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About ARC:
ARC powers the U.S.-based travel industry with premier business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics. In 2012, ARC settled $84 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies with 15,000 points of sale. By providing world-class business services and products, ARC enables participating agencies and 191 carriers to focus on what's important - increasing their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Va. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com.

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