Arlington-Va.-based ARC reported this week that December sales through participating US travel agencies totaled $4.41 billion, representing an 8.6% increase year-over-year and the "strongest final month of the year since 2005." Total fares rose 9.2% to $3.74 billion and the number of transactions increased 6.9% to 8.9 million. Domestic fares climbed 5.1% to $1.96 billion on a 6.7% lift in transactions, while international fares surged 14.2% to $1.78 billion on a 7.5% lift in transaction. ARC ...

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