U.S. travel agencies in July processed 0.4 percent more total air transactions than they did a year earlier,
according to ARC, following two months of year-over-year declines. Domestic transactions slipped 1.2 percent while international transactions increased 4.7 percent. Including refund and exchange charges, total agency air sales in July grew by 6.9 percent year over year—the largest such increase for any month since May 2012. The July increase comprised 5.7 percent growth in domestic fare sales, 7.4 percent growth in international fare sales, a 12 percent jump in airline fees and a 5 percent increase in taxes and non-airline fees.