2017 Iceland Travel

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ARC Reports Big Boost in Air Travel to Iceland in 2017

ARC MarketPlace Activity Bookings within Iceland Also Increase

ARLINGTON, Va. – August 8, 2017 – More travelers are taking a break from the heat by visiting Iceland, according to new analysis by the Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC). The number of people flying roundtrip to Iceland from the U.S. so far in 2017* has increased 42 percent to 62,300 compared to 44,000 during the same time in 2016.

ARC also found that the average roundtrip ticket price to fly to Iceland from the U.S. has decreased 10 percent from nearly $900 in 2016 to $800 in 2017.

Similarly, Iceland bookings** made through ARC MarketPlace—a website that provides travel agents with worldwide activities and tours for their clients—have also increased by 116 percent from 560 in 2016 to more than 1,200 in 2017.

The top five Iceland activities booked through ARC MarketPlace for 2017 were:

  • Blue Lagoon spa with roundtrip transport from Reykjavik
  • Grand Golden Circle day trip from Reykjavik
  • Golden Circle classic day trip from Reykjavik
  • City sightseeing Reykjavik hop-on hop-off tour
  • Northern Lights night tour from Reykjavik

Due to the increased bookings, ARC MarketPlace recently launched a city page highlighting top attractions in Iceland.

About ARC:
The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2016, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for nearly 7,000 travel agencies with more than 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/arctalk. Have you registered for TravelConnect? October 19-20, 2017 | Washington, D.C., www.arctravelconnect.com. #TravelConnect2017

Contact:

Hillary Smith
703.341.1207
hsmith@arccorp.com

Notes for Editors:

*Ticket Sales

  • Results are based on tickets purchased throughJune 30, 2017, from 12,265 U.S. retail and corporate travel agency locations, satellite ticket printing offices and online travel agencies, for travel anytime in 2017. Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.
  • Average ticket price (in USD) for a roundtrip ticket settled through ARC for an itinerary that included only U.S. travel to Reykjavik.

**Booking Sales

  • Results are based on sales booking purchased through ARC MarketPlace through June 30, 2017 for travel anytime in 2017.

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About ARC

The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2016, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for nearly 7,000 travel agencies with more than 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/arctalk.