China Poised To Surpass U

s. On Business Travel Spending By 2016.Avoid crazy air travel fees this holiday season

8 on the list of destinations for Chinese business travelers. And with the growth in travel from China, Beijing Capital International Airport is expected next year to surpass Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the world's busiest airport. "As China's economy continues to grow, so does their expected demand for business travel," said Tad Fordyce, head of global solutions for Visa Inc. The demand for air travel from China is expected to grow so fast in the next few years that several of China's airports have had to double or triple their capacity and the nation plans to build about 100 new airports over the next decade, said Joe Bates, vice president of research at GBTA. "The real question is can they keep up with the demand," he said. Spending on hotel spa services rises 5%, study says If you plan to pamper yourself with a massage the next time you check into a hotel, you are not alone. Spending on hotel spa services such as massages, skin care services and personal training jumped 5% in 2012 from the previous year, according to a study by PKF Consulting, a consultant to the hotel industry.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit,0,7737893.story

Most airlines now charge for checked baggage and some even charge for carry-ons. Southwest and JetBlue are the last two major carriers that still offer free checked bags and carry-ons. Southwest even allows a second checked bag free of charge, although the carrier's CEO this week hinted that that it may start charging for checked baggage in the future. United, American and Delta all offer free carry-on, so try to keep clothes to a minimum. If you cant fly an airline that offers free checked luggage, make sure to check your bags weight before leaving the house.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

"Travel Retail in the US" Now Available at Fast Market Research

The online travel category in the US - for both OTAs and direct supply websites - is maturing, with high penetration rates among most potential travellers, particularly in the leisure category. 55% of total travel retail value sales (through intermediaries) took place through… Euromonitor International's Travel Retail in USA report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest market size data 2008-2012, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new legislative, technology or pricing issues. Background information on disposable income, annual leave and holiday taking habits is also included. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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