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Data. Disaster or discovery?

If you are not a math genius or aced your quantitative analysis courses at MIT, the current focus on big data delivers either a migraine headache or a wish for the days when spreadsheet analysis meant

US international travel up seven percent

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries reports that U.S. citizen outbound market totaled 13.1 million travelers for the first three months of 2012.March Year-to-Date (2012/2011) Comparisons

IATA: Air freight continues decline

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for October.

US Department of Commerce: Tourism recovery is underway

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries recently published its annual Year in Review report for 2010.

Kenya tourism sector recorded strong first quarter performance

The Kenyan tourism industry is confident, following the publication of first quarter arrival data, that they are firmly on course to a record year, exceeding the arrivals of 2007.

2009 Data on overseas visits to the US

Today the US Department of Commerce announced the states, cities, and territories that benefitted from overseas travelers to the United States.

STR Global: European hotel industry posts favorable results

March 2010 data compiled by STR Global shows that the results in year-over-year metrics (in US dollars, euros and British pounds) posted by European hotel industry are generally favorable.

World Economic Forum to include Seychelles data

In a surprise move, the World Economic Forum, best known for its annual meeting of major global personalities in Davos, Switzerland, invited the Seychelles to provide data for its 2010/11 report.

US carriers on-time performance data for January released

Here are U.S. carriers, listed in order of their on-time arrival rating for January. The figures are from the U.S. Transportation Department.1. Hawaiian Airlines, 86.7 percent

FAA seeks data on pilots skipping sleep night before flight

U.S. airline regulators will seek data on how many pilots skip sleep the night before a flight, after a crash near Buffalo, New York, raised fatigue concerns.

Philippines twist tourist data for elections

Is there not a better tool to judge and benchmark the efficiency of a tourism policy than looking yearly at tourist arrivals data?

Seychelles 2009 arrival data released

Data just availed to this correspondent during a visit to the archipelago indicate that the 2008 record arrival figures of 161,023 foreign visitors was just narrowly missed for 2009 when 159,416 touri

Olympics is a tourism problem

One of the benefits claimed for the Olympic Games is a boost in tourism to the host city. This boost, according to data obtained by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), is wholly illusory.

New “black box” will help solve air crash mysteries

When a state-of-the-art aircraft suddenly falls from the sky, the search for the black box is on. Such is the case in the tragic loss of Air France flight 447 over the South Atlantic on June 1, 2009.

2008 state, city visitation and traveler characteristics data released

The US Department of Commerce announces the top states, cities, and territories benefiting from overseas travelers to the United States.

Transportation Department concedes “we screwed up”

NAPA, CA - Flyersrights.org, formerly Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights, has discovered that airlines aren't accurately reporting, and that the Department of Transportation isn't acc

Latest data released by PATA suggests deteriorating market conditions starting to...

BANGKOK – Latest figures released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) indicate year-to-date growth, although positive, is down over the same period in 2007.

Virgin Atlantic says regulators should focus on why British Airways and...

SOUTH NORWALK, CT (September 12, 2008) - Virgin Atlantic (VA) today said that the numbers used by British Airways (BA) and American Airlines (AA), who are planning to create a monster monopoly on tran