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Air ticket sales flat for US travel agencies

US-based airline/travel seller financial settlement link ARC said that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies increased 0.39% year-over-year in the first eight months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totaling USD 60.3bn vs. USD 60.1bn in 2012.

Ticket transactions so far for 2013 decreased 1.19% over the same period in 2012 to 99.3m. Year-to-date passenger segments increased 2.2% to 253.9 m compared to 248.4 m in the eight months of 2012 and 253.3 m in 2011.

ARC offers business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and data analytics.

Nearly 14,000 travel agencies and 190 airlines use ARC´s settlement services, which in 2012 totaled more than USD 84bn.

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