How many types of travel brands are there? It's not just about hotels and airlines. But how much money do the brands in these categories make? Decisions for each category are made easier with the help of websites like TravelAdvisor, that offer ratings to clear up the travellers' minds. In fact, TripAdvisor itself is included in one of these categories and it earns through ads on the website and commissions via customers' bookings.
Definitely, when the tourism industry is mentioned, airlines and hotels are the first one to cross our minds. Although travelling by land is popular within a country and adjoining countries, but flights remain the top choice for travellers for cross-country travelling. It's not just the seat via which airlines run and make money, but additional fees for extra luggage, entertainment onboard, hosting services and much more. Not all airlines are at the top though, for example, Air Canada has faced massive revenue decline.
The most popular addition to travel brands is an online car or taxi rental services. Uber is one example of how our travelling and transit has been revolutionised. However, these rideshare companies are currently suffering from a loss. Initially, they were very successful but Uber lost a lot of its revenue to legal settlements and fees.
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Other travel brands also include the top hotels, other modes of transport such as cruise lines and ships. To catch up more on how much the top travel brands are generating profits per minute, view the infographic below for the best in every category.
Infographic by: Asher&Lyric