Tourism Industry News

Airlines hit by slowing travel increase fees

27/07/2009 16:12

In this tough economy, does it make more sense for airlines to lower fares to draw in budget-conscious travelers or raise rates and fees to boost revenues?

There seems to be no consensus, judging by the news of the past week or so. Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways raised domestic fares in the past week by $10 to $20 for round trips.

At the same time, Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways increased baggage fees by $5, to $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second, according to discount travel site American Airlines joined the pack Friday, announcing that checking the first bag will cost $20, up from $15, and a second bag will cost $30, up from $25.


Get the full story at:ChicagoTribune




See Also Other News

Travel Marketing

05/10/2011 17:33

Optimising QR Codes for hotels

Bar codes are not new technology, but they can be an incredibly effective way of...
18/07/2011 13:56

St. Kitts Tourism Authority Launches New Branding, Website

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority introduced new branding and a new website. The country’s...

Hotel Marketing

05/10/2011 17:27

American Hotels Embrace Chinese Business Travelers

Earlier this year, some 14,000 members of Amway China arrived in waves of 2,800 each for...
18/07/2011 14:01

Top 10 trends for the boutique hotel sector

Delegates at the inaugural Boutique Hotel Summit, Europe's first b2b conference for the...

Travel Industry

05/10/2011 17:40

Antigua’s Tourism Partners with GARD Center

The Ministry of Tourism has joined with the Gilbert Agriculture & Rural Development...
18/07/2011 13:58

Brazilian Tourists Spending Time, Money in Florida

On her first big trip away from her home and parents in Brazil, 14-year-old Juliana...

Search site