1997 Business Travel Survey Corrections
BTN regrets a series of errors in our recent Annual Survey.
Most notably, our estimate for Hertz Corp. systemwide revenue in 1996 is $5,800,000,000, not the $3,668,000,000 corporate revenue figure we mistakenly published. Its total systemwide fleet is closer to 500,000 than the 263,900 published. Hertz, of course, retains its status as the top performer in car rental.
In the Travel Agency section, Maritz Travel and SatoTravel received incorrect rankings. Maritz ranks fifth with $1,311,000,000 in air sales; Sato, at $1,069,233,000, ranks sixth. The correct spelling of the name of the chairman and CEO of World Wide Travel is Betta Carney.
In the Hotel section, Choice Hotels International had chainwide revenues of $2,400,000,000, which puts it in a tie with Westin for 9th place. The $374,873,000 figure we published was its corporate revenue.
Shangri-La has 34 hotels (29 Shangri-La and 5 Traders), not 26. Its corporate offices are located in Hong Kong.
In the domestic airline chart, ASM and RPM figures for Northwest were reversed. Northwest's ranking in those charts remains the same. TWA had 40,857,697,000 ASMs, which puts it at 7th ahead of Southwest. Also, on the ASM chart, Alaska Airlines should have taken the number ten spot with 16,366,000,000 available seat miles.
In the international airline chart, revenues for both Canadian Airlines International and Korean Air were mistakenly reduced by three zeros. Those numbers (in thousands) should be $3,096,000 and $5,122,000 respectively.
In the Ground Transportation section, Music Express has 145, not 1,451, vehicles in its corporate fleet.