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The World’s Top Travel Companies Ranked by R&D Investment

12/16/2013| 12:16:29 AM| 中文

The 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is an annual ranking of companies that spend the most in R&D across all major sectors worldwide. Along with the top EU list, commissioned by European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation and Joint Research Centre, there is a global 2000 list of top companies as ranked by their spend in R&D in 2012.

When you think of the global travel industry, investments in research and development isn’t the first think that comes to mind. That’s of course if you only consider the consumer brands as all of the travel industry.

The 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is an annual ranking of companies that spend the most in R&D across all major sectors worldwide. Along with the top EU list, commissioned by European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation and Joint Research Centre, there is a global 2000 list of top companies as ranked by their spend in R&D in 2012.

In this global 2000 list are a number of travel-related companies, and we decided to separate them out and take a look. Most of the names on the list, below, are giant conglomerates in the aerospace, aviation manufacturing and defense sector, most of which you may not ever have heard of. These giants have multiple tentacles in the airlines industry, though tough to separate where commercial aviation ends and defense industry starts.

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