Additional amount that airlines will pay for fuel this year compared to last: $8 billion Percent that average hotel room occupancy increased in the first quarter of 2004 from the first quarter 2003: 4.4% Volunteers needed to assist at the the Republican National Convention in NYC in August: 8,000 Percent of business travelers who book travel online, up from 33% in 2002: 51% Number of business appointments at the Travel industry Association's International Pow Wow in Los Angeles: 30,000 Percentage of meeting planners who say they are working more hours in 2004 than 2003: 40%

Sources from left to right: International Air Transport Association, Smith Travel Research,, Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell, Travel Industry Association