Travel, Hotels & Leisure

The Top 10 Airlines by Revenue Passenger Kilometres in 2015

American Airlines (320.8bn) Southwest Airlines (189.0bn)
Delta Air Lines (302.5bn) Lufthansa (145.9bn) 
United Airlines (295.0bn) British Airways (140.8bn)
Emirates (251.2bn) Air France (139.2bn)
China Southern Airlines (189.2bn)  Ryanair (125.2bn)

Source IATA WATS 2016. 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
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Priceline Group

The World's Leading Hotel Groups by rooms in Jan 2015

InterContinental Hotels Group (710k rooms) Accor (482k rooms)
Hilton Hotels Corp (708k rooms) Starwood Hotels & Resorts (347k rooms)
Marriott International (702k rooms) Best Western (302k rooms)
Wyndham Worldwide (661k rooms) Home Inns (296k rooms)
Choice Hotels (505k rooms) Jin Jiang/Louvre Hotels (296k rooms)

Source MKG Hospitality

Hotel Categories

In 2014, the global lodging market consisted of around 165,000 hotels with combined annual revenues of approximately $467bn, representing around 15.5m rooms of which approximately 53% are affiliated with a brand. The market is geographically concentrated with the top 20 countries accounting for over 80% of global rooms. Europe accounts for a third of revenues ($156bn), North America for 31% ($145bn), and Asia Pacific for 23% ($109bn). The US alone accounts for 28% of room revenues.

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 Hotels (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 (Carlson)

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 (Carlson), Quality Inns (Choice Hotels), Ramada (Wyndham Worldwide) Without F&B: AmeriSuites, Comfort Inns & Suites (Choice Hotels), Country Inns & Suites by Carlson (Carlson), 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 (Carlson), 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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