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January 30, 2024

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Global Hotel Industry Likely to See Full Recovery in 2024

In 2023, the global lodging industry demonstrated resilience as revenue per available room achieved a full recovery. By November, RevPAR had reached impressive levels ranging from 94 percent to 121 percent of 2019 levels across regions, with the Middle East, Europe and the Americas leading the way, according to a new report from JLL.

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Can Flyers Seek Free Accommodation From Airlines for Delays? Check Rules (BUSINESS STANDARD)

Finnair Strike: Airline to Cancel Over 500 Flights This Week Over Union Walkout - With Warnings It Will Cause Major Travel Delays (NATIONAL WORLD)

Dublin Airport Introduces Mobile Passport Control for US-Bound Passengers (ITTN)

80% Airline Apps Are Spying on Your Device, Experts Warn (WIRE19)

easyJet Takes to the Skies With Iris: Next Generation Air Traffic Communication Service (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Stay in Touch Wherever You Roam With eSIM Technology. (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Chinese Fintech Giant Ant Group Expands Overseas Payment Service Alipay+ to Serve Visa-Free, Lunar New Year Travellers (YAHOO!)

Five Emerging Trends 2024 Has in Store for the Global Travel Industry (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Lunar New Year celebrations to prompt transport disruptions in East Asia through at least Feb. 18. Confirm hotel and transport reservations.

Germany - German public transport workers to strike nationwide, except in Bavaria, Feb. 2. Expect major disruptions to bus, tram, metro networks.

Taiwan - Lunar New Year celebrations to prompt transport disruptions in Taiwan through at least Feb. 15. Confirm hotel and transport reservations.

United States - Adverse winter weather forecast in parts of southeastern Canada and the northeastern US through Jan. 30. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

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