ARC reported that the recovery in US air travel sales that began last November accelerated in March as ticket sales through participating travel agencies surged 29.2% compared to March 2009 to $7.60 billion while credit card sales soared 30.5% to $6.83 billion, the highest figure for March since 2001. International fares and credit card sales were "off the charts," according to ARC Director-Strategic Communications Allan Muten, who told ATWOnline, "Everything looks really good. The fact ...

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