Travel, Hotels & Leisure

The Top 10 Airlines by Revenue Passenger Kilometres in 2019

United Airlines (383.3bn) IAG (285.7bn)
Delta Air Lines (381.4bn) China Southern Airlines (284.8bn) 
American Airlines (377.2bn) Air China (232.7bn)
Emirates (298.0bn) China Eastern Airlines (220.0bn)
Lufthansa Group (296.3bn)  Southwest Airlines (214.6bn)
Air France KLM (294.6bn) Ryanair (186.6bn)

Source ICAO. Revenue Passenger Kilometres is now the most widely metric for airlines, illustrating the total distance in kilometres flown by the airline's total annual paid passengers.

The Top 10 Airlines by International Passengers in 2014

Ryanair (86.4m international passengers) Air France (31.7m)
Easyjet (56.3m) Turkish Airlines (31.0m)
Lufthansa (48.2m )  KLM (27.7m)
Emirates (47.3m) United Airlines (25.7m)
British Airways (35.4m) Delta Air Lines (24.2m)

Source IATA WATS 2015

The Top 10 Airlines by Total International & Domestic Passengers in 2014

Delta Air Lines (129.4m) Ryanair (86.4m)
Southwest Airlines (129.1m) China Eastern Airlines (66.2m)
China Southern Airlines (100.7m) Easyjet (62.3m)
United Airlines (90.4m) Lufthansa (59.9m)
American Airlines (87.8m) Air China (54.6m)

Source IATA WATS 2015

Other Airlines and related companies profiled in Adbrands

Virgin Atlantic Boeing

Other Travel, Hotels & Leisure Companies Profiled in Adbrands

Virgin Group Walt Disney Co
American Express Expedia
Samsung Group LG Group
Bookings Holdings  

The World's Leading Hotel Groups by rooms in Jan 2020

Marriott International Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
OYO Accor
Jin Jiang (inc Radisson) Choice Hotels
Hilton Hotels Corp Huazhu Hotels Group
InterContinental Hotels Group BTG Home Inns

Source MKG Hospitality

The World's Leading Hotel Brands by rooms in Jan 2017

HomeInn (252k rooms) BTG Home Inns Courtyard by Marriott (163k rooms) Marriott
Holiday Inn Express (247k rooms) IHG Sheraton (159k rooms) Marriott
Holiday Inn (232k rooms) IHG Quality (152k rooms) Choice
Hampton by Hilton (223k rooms) Hilton Days Inn (144k rooms) Wyndham
HanTing (221k rooms) China Lodging Ibis (139k rooms) Accor
Hilton (209k rooms) Hilton Comfort Inn (128k rooms) Choice
7 Days Inn (208k rooms) Shanghai Jin Jiang Jin Jiang Inn (122k rooms) Shanghai Jin Jiang
Marriott (194k rooms) Marriott Ramada (121k rooms) Wyndham
Super 8 (177k rooms) Wyndham Doubletree by Hilton (118k rooms) Hilton
Best Western (165k rooms) Best Western Motel 6 (114k rooms) G6 Hospitality

Hotel Categories

By the end of 2018, the global lodging market consisted of around 191,000 hotels with combined annual revenues of approximately $540bn, representing around 17.6m rooms. Of these approximately 54% are affiliated with a brand. The market is geographically concentrated, with the top 20 countries accounting for over 80% of global rooms. The United States has the largest presence in the global hotel industry with 5.2m rooms, representing approximately 30% of the global market. China is the next largest concentration with 2.5m rooms, representing approximately 14% of the global market.

The industry is divided into five main categories, according to the range of facilities and amenities provided. Most leading groups have brands in more than one category. 

Luxury: Hotels with the highest level of amenities, often boutiques or small chains with top-class facilities and services and very high room rates. Five-star quality. A mix of business and leisure customers, dependent on location, often with a high proportion of international guests. Leading brands include Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton (Marriott), St. Regis/Luxury Collection (Starwood).

Upper Upscale: Well-appointed hotels with full, high-quality, amenities including spacious rooms and bathrooms. High room rates. Four or five-star quality. Usually located in prime city-centre locations in major cities or in resorts. Predominantly business customers often with a high proportion of international guests. Leading brands include Fairmont, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt, InterContinental, Loews, Marriott Hotels, Omni, Regent International, Renaissance (Marriott), Sheraton (Starwood), W (Starwood) and Westin (Starwood).

Upscale: High-quality, mostly full-service hotels with moderate to high room rates. Less luxurious than upper upscale and sometimes lacking some of the facilities such as a concierge. Predominantly business customers in urban locations but also appealing to the leisure guest; less international than upper upscale but can still have a significant international guest base. Leading brands include Clarion (Choice Hotels), Wyndham (Wyndham Worldwide), Courtyard by Marriott (Marriott), Crowne Plaza (InterContinental), DoubleTree (Hilton), Embassy Suites (Hilton), Hilton Garden Inn / Hilton Hampton Inn (Hilton), Holiday Inn Select (InterContinental), Radisson

Midscale: Full service but with fewer amenities than upscale and broadly equivalent to three-star quality. Comparatively lower room rates than upscale. Predominantly domestic guests, both business and leisure. Divided into two sub-categories depending on availability of food and beverage (F&B) service. With F&B: Best Western, Doubletree Club (Hilton), Four Points by Sheraton (Starwood), Holiday Inn (InterContinental), Park Plaza (Radisson), Quality Inns (Choice Hotels), Ramada (Wyndham Worldwide) Without F&B: AmeriSuites, Comfort Inns & Suites (Choice Hotels), Country Inns & Suites by Radisson (Radisson), Drury Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites (Hilton), Hilton Garden Inn (Hilton), Holiday Inn Express (InterContinental), La Quinta, Shilo, SpringHill Suites (Marriott). 

Economy/ Budget: Cheapest most basic hotels with limited facilities, and one or two-star quality. Predominantly domestic guests. Days Inn (Wyndham Worldwide), Howard Johnson (Wyndham Worldwide), Econo Lodge (Choice Hotels), Fairfield Inn by Marriott (Marriott), Knights Inn (Wyndham Worldwide), Motel 6 (Accor), Park Inn (Radisson), Red Roof Inns (Accor), Sleep Inn (Choice Hotels), Super 8 Motels (Wyndham Worldwide), Travelodge Hotels (Wyndham Worldwide), Premier Inn (Whitbread).

Source: category definitions from InterContinental Hotels Group


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