Expedia and ARC have released the findings of the fourth annual ARC Air Travel Outlook Report, a significant collaboration between two leaders in air travel. The report also features commentary from Egencia, the corporate travel company of Expedia, on the business travel aspect of the findings. Expedia and ARC experts analysed flight data, drawing on billions of data points for domestic and international air travel globally to identify patterns travellers can use to find airfare savings in 2018. The report reveals how travellers can gain real value for money by being strategic about not only when they book a flight, but when they start their journey. It also reveals trends savvy leisure and corporate travellers can use to pay less for seats in the “pointy end” of a plane. Chuck Thackston, ARC’s managing director of data science and research, stated: “It’s well understood that consumers who possess relevant information in tune with their personal preferences before they shop, will be more confident and likely to make a final purchase. With our continued strong relationship with Expedia, including Egencia, ARC is able to provide these broad-based insights on travel around the world – both leisure and corporate – that supports the continued growth of air travel and the travel industry as a whole. The ability to see what is changing and provide actionable data and insights to ARC’s customers and travellers worldwide is core to ARC’s analytical capabilities.” Get the full story at Travel Daily Asia and download the full report at ARC (PDF 1.1 MB)