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ARC reported travel agent airline tickets sales rose 2.23 percent to 8.7 billion in March, compared to the same period in 2013. Fares rose by 1.24 percent to $6.8 billion, with domestic fares increasing by 2.30 percent to $3.6 billion and international fares by 0.90 percent to $3.2 billion.
Air ticket transactions rose by 4.62 percent to $14.5 billion compared to 2013.
Airline taxes and fees increased by 6.12 percent to $1.8 billion compared to last year's figures.
The number of retail locations fell from 13,406 in March 2014 to 12,800 in March 2015.
ARC also released results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting a slight increase of .20 percent in air ticket sales to 24.1 billion compared to the same period last year.
First-quarter ticket transactions rose 4.63 percent to 41.3 million over the first quarter of 2014.
Last year, ARC settled $89.6 billion of airline ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies
Claudette Covey is managing editor of AGENTatHOME
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