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:
70. American Airlines Group
73. Delta Air Lines
161. Southwest Airlines:
209. Las Vegas Sands
221. Marriot International
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
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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