Plunkett's Airline, Hotel And Travel Industry Almanac 2006: The Only Complete Reference To The Global Travel Industry

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Plunkett Research Limited, Sep 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 463 pages
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The travel industry has been through exceptional upheaval and change. Plunkett's Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac will be your complete guide to this fascinating industry. After reeling from the effects of the September 11, 2001 tragedies, the travel business is now emerging as a more streamlined, efficient and focused industry. Many of the biggest, most successful firms are becoming extremely global in nature. Meanwhile, most airlines are struggling to return to profitability, while low-cost provider Southwest Airlines continues to enjoy exceptional success. On the hotel side, massive management firms, development companies and real estate investment trusts are gaining in scale and influence. The booking of travel online is perhaps the most successful niche of all of the world's e-commerce efforts. Consumers use the Internet to become better informed and to seek bargains. Online sites like Travelocity, Priceline and Orbitz steer millions of consumers toward specific airlines and hotels in a manner that lowers prices and improves satisfaction among consumers. The exciting new reference book (which includes a fully-featured database on CD-ROM) will give you access to the complete scope of the travel industry, including: Analysis of major trends; Market research; Statistics and historical tables; Airlines; Hotel operators; Entertainment destinations such as resorts and theme parks; Tour operators; The largest travel agencies; E-commerce firms; Cruise lines; Casino hotels; Car rental; and much, much more. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. This book also includes statistical tables, a travel industry glossary, industry contacts and thorough indexes. The corporate profile section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of over 300 leading companies in all facets of the travel industry. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.

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Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Plunkett's client list includes 10,000 leading corporations, universities and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's research products are distributed electronically through subscriptions to its website and around the globe by major booksellers and news distributors. Jack Plunkett's work has been widely covered by hundreds of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, including stories in USA Today and Inc. Magazine. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by publications such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Investor's Business Daily, media outlets such as NPR's Marketplace, ABC, and CBS Marketwatch, as well as local and regional newspapers and national columnists.

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