Saturday, December 23, 2006

Travelography #60: Travelography: Record Christmas Travel and Travel Industry Mergers

This is a PCN Travelography Podcast related post (click on the title above to download the .mp3 file from the PCN TRAVELOGRAPHY web page)

A new record number of US travelers will take to the air this Christmas holiday. A long anticipated wave of airline merger appear to be building, as both hostile take over moves and rumored merger discussion make headlines in the Us and abroad. The results good be bad news for travelers. And Travelocity (and Sabre) is sold for over US$4 billion, as other parts of the travel industry are also feeling the merger frenzy.

Travel to Increase 2.2 Percent for Christmas-New Year's Holiday, Says AAA
Talks may signal airlines' consolidation
AirTran offer for Midwest could spur more mergers
Airline industry poised for shake-up?
Travelocity's parent company sold for $4.4B

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