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U.S. Travel Agency 2019 Sales Continue to Run Ahead of Last Year

December 16, 2019 GMT

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 16, 2019--

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that U.S.-based travel agency sales for the first 11 months of 2019 are trending 2.33% ahead of the same period in 2018. * The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold so far in 2019 is $91.3 billion.

In November 2019, agency sales decreased 3.3% compared to November 2018, totaling $6.9 billion vs. $7.1 billion. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price in November 2019 decreased to $496 from $498 compared to November 2018.

The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies in November 2019 decreased by 3.1% to 21,389,331 from 22,078,570 compared to the same period last year. During the same period, U.S. domestic trips decreased by 2.3% while international passenger trips decreased by 4.5%.

Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in November 2019 totaled $6.8 million, a 14% increase compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transaction volume increased by 38% in November 2019 compared to November 2018.

More detailed information is available on ARC’s website.

About ARC:

An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC provides channel-agnostic tools and insights to help the global travel community connect, grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing flexible settlement solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset. In 2018, ARC settled $94.8 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 295 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit arccorp.com.

Notes for Editors:

*Ticket Sales

**Electronic Miscellaneous Documents (EMD)

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CONTACT: Peter Abzug

703.816.8158

pabzug@arccorp.com

KEYWORD: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA VIRGINIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT OTHER RETAIL TECHNOLOGY VACATION TRAVEL OTHER CONSUMER AIR TRANSPORT RETAIL CONSUMER OTHER TRAVEL

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