19 Travel Brands That Made It on the 2015 Fortune 500 List
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19 Travel Brands That Made It on the 2015 Fortune 500 List

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Yesterday marked the 61st running of the highly anticipated Fortune 500 list, on which companies worldwide are ranked by their total revenues for the previous year.

This year, the businesses included account for 26.8 million jobs across the globe. Though companies like Wal-Mart (No.1), Exxon Mobil (No. 2), and Apple (No. 5) dominate the top of the list, many travel brands also made the cut.

Disney was rated No. 57 (up from No. 61 last year) because their fans simply can’t let it go. The hit movie Frozen was the company’s largest grossing animated film of all time, plus, the media powerhouse boasted record-breaking annual revenues across all channels for the fourth year in a row.

Along with hotels, entertainment companies, and online booking agencies, multiple airlines made the list. American Airlines Group, the largest carrier in the world, was ranked at No. 70, and Delta Airlines came in at 73 after focusing on unique strategies like purchasing its own oil refinery plant and refurbishing old airplanes.

Overall 19 travel companies appeared on the list—see the brand names and their rankings below:

57. Disney

70. American Airlines Group

73. Delta Air Lines

161. Southwest Airlines:

209. Las Vegas Sands

221. Marriot International

240. CSX

280. Hilton Worldwide Holdings

289. MGM Resorts International

328. Caesars Entertainment

339. Priceline Group

365. TravelCenters of America

442. Starwood Hotels & Resorts

454. JetBlue Airways

458. Expedia

477. Wynn Resorts

484. Alaska Air Group

485. Host Hotels & Resorts

497. Wyndham Worldwide

Head over to Fortune 500 to see the full list.

Lindsey Campbell is the Associate Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @lyndzicampbell.

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