Plunkett's Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry Almanac (Plunkett's Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac)

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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 450 page reference book (which includes a fully-featured database on CD-ROM) will give you complete 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. 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 the 300 leading companies in all facets of the travel industry. Purchasers may also receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM.

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Covers the travel industry, including airlines, hotels, tour operators; travel agencies; E-commerce firms, cruise lines and car rentals. Includes a travel industry glossary, industry contacts, thorough indexes and in-depth profiles of 300 leading companies in the industry. CD-ROM included.

About the Author:

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 3,500 leading corporations, institutions and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's marketing partners include Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Multex, Gale Group div. of Thompson Corporation, LexisNexis and Hoover’s Online. Jack Plunkett is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including Plunkett’s Energy Industry Almanac, Plunkett’s E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac and Plunkett’s Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac. A life-long entrepreneur, he has been recognized as a finalist in the "Entrepreneur of the Year" competition sponsored by Ernst & Young.

Plunkett is a frequent public speaker and lecturer on university campuses and at industry events. His 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 such publications as The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily, local and regional newspapers and national columnists.

A resident of Houston, Plunkett serves as a director or advisor to several corporations and major non-profit institutions. He was Founding President of the non-profit Technology Entrepreneurs’ Exchange, Inc.

A partial list of board seats follows: Galveston Historical Foundation (current Advisory Board), United Way of Galveston County (previous board), Houston Symphony Orchestra (1999-2000 Board Member, former strategic consultant and former President of Houston Symphony Partners), Strand Theater-Galveston (former Advisory Board), University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, School of Nursing (current board), University of Houston School of Business Downtown (current board). He has won several awards for his leadership in non-profit activities. Plunkett previously was an Advisory Director to MSDS Online, Inc., acquired by FOB.com in March 2000.

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