the largest such increase since January 2013. That growth followed year-over-year declines
in four of the previous five months. Including American Express, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Egencia, HRG and Omega World Travel, the mega agencies' aggregate transaction increase outpaced the 0.4 percent increase ARC measured for all U.S. agencies
in July. Meanwhile, "online" agencies as a group experienced a 7.3 percent decline in July air transactions, continuing a trend that has lasted 17 consecutive months. The group of travel agencies defined by ARC as "other" outperformed the rest, with an aggregate increase of 6.1 percent.