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Airfares continue to rise, up 12 percent since 2009

...Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines ? controlling more than 80 percent of the domestic air-travel market. Discount airlines such as Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines have grown at breakneck speed but still carry a tiny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-16/airfares-continue-rise-12-
Federal government, 6 states sue to block US Airways, American merger

...and US Airways. But this latest deal would leave four airlines controlling more than 80 percent of the U.S. air-travel market."By further reducing the number of legacy airlines and aligning the economic incentives of those that remain, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-08-13/federal-government-6-states-sue-blo
Airline fees limit ability to compare flights

...Airlines want to deal more directly with online ticket sellers and travel agents, who dominate the lucrative business travel market. Justice Department officials have acknowledged an investigation is underway into possible anti-trust violations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-26/airline-fees-limit-ability
Delta to buy 49 percent of Virgin Atlantic

...half of Virgin Atlantic for $360 million as it tries to catch up to rivals in the lucrative New York-to-London travel market.Delta plans to form a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic so they can sell seats on each other's flights, share...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-11/delta-buy-49-percent-virgi
Travel briefs

...Garden District and most of uptown - are fine." The city has just been removed from a list of the biggest domestic travel markets because its hotel capacity fell from 38,239 rooms to 23,188. The list is compiled by Smith Travel Research...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/18/liv_33832.shtml
Life & style
Travel briefs

...6 percent during the first seven months of 2005, with most growth attributed to short leisure trips, the World Travel Market says. But the World Tourism Organization predicts travel growth will slow to 3.5 percent for the remainder of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/26/liv_26066.shtml
Life & style
Online seller of distressed inventory takes on airfares, hotels

...and hoping to snag a portion of the lucrative online travel market. On Monday, Overstock.com confirmed on its Web site...The company first tested the waters of the online travel market in early 2001, but backed out "very quickly" due...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/14/fin_397009.shtml
Finance
Priceline extends last-minute bookings

...targeting travel-planning procrastinators and impulsive travelers. "(Last-minute travel is a segment of the travel market that's here to stay, but in and of itself, it's not a very large segment," says PhoCusWright analyst Lorraine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/11/tec_306622.shtml
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Savannah to Chicago slot opens

Savannah International Airport's toehold in the Chicago travel market is slowly turning into a foothold. Savannah International will gain at least one more daily direct, nonstop, round-trip flight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/24/met_279294.shtml
Metro
Baltimore museum is reminder of best, worst in black history

...will be an integral part of black heritage tours and programs being developed to attract the "very lucrative" black travel market. "Our visitors went from 42,000 in 1988 to 175,000 in 1997," said Ms. Martin. "We've not yet compiled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/23/ent_262031.shtml
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