30.6 million travel journeys are about to happen – for this, we give thanks

For our NYC and Miami offices it means a well-earned break from their award-winning year, but for the airlines Thanksgiving is their biggest moment. More that 3 million people are expected to fly on ONE day alone on November 25th. It’s a huge number of people or “captive audience who like to consume” as I overheard someone calling them last week.

Such is Thanksgivings’ increased importance in global society today, the phrase “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” have become part of the worldwide vernacular. People now routinely part with their hard-earned cash in big ways in November and December. It’s clearly a time to spend, spend, spend as well as a time to travel, travel, travel! It is estimated that 75% of American consumers plan to shop at some point over this week-long Thanksgiving period, spending on average $429 on products and services ranging from electronics, appliances, jewellery, and clothing.

We are seeing that more and more people are taking a week or 10-day vacation over this period and really taking advantage of this time off. Dream holidays and positive experiences are on the up, with the latest statistics showing significant growth in transatlantic travel and a real uptick in the consumption of video, especially when it's used in connection with the magazine.

What does all this mean? It means that Ink can provide brands access to a 30 million-strong airborne audience with a potential spending power valued at more than $9.6 billion.

Ink allows brands to speak to its consumers in a meaningful way through exciting and innovative media solutions. This could be through our portfolio of inflight magazines that are read for an average of 25 minutes by 97% of passengers. It could be a destination video or headline-grabbing plane wrap ensuring maximum standout and visibility if you give us a few more months to plan.

As we partner with American Airlines and United (two of the world’s largest airlines, carrying over 350 million passengers annually between them), chances are the brands in our magazines will be a topic of conversation at millions of Thanksgiving dinner tables across America this year. So, drop us a line to find out how you can raise the profile of your brand.

Safe travels and enjoy your holidays.