The annual Power List, an inventory of the world's biggest sellers of travel, has often served as a barometer for major events. One need only track the list over the three years of Covid to see how the industry was affected as a whole: stunned, then down, then back.
In our 2023 Power List, which measures full-year 2022 travel sales, we see that the overwhelming majority of travel agencies are reporting that business travel sales are on the comeback trail, complementing the leisure category, which burst back last year.
With sales numbers exploding, Travel Weekly restored the traditional $100 million global sales threshold for agencies for the first time since 2020. And the changes in the list from the last time the industry was quote-unquote normal, in 2019, is fascinating to see.
On the one hand, steadiness prevailed, with the top five companies retaining their order from last year.
On the other, the list is peppered with newcomers. More than a dozen travel entities entered the list this year at all levels, from multibillion-dollar roll-ups to $200 million agencies.
At 61 companies in total, this makes the 2023 Power List our biggest yet.
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